Bruery 2015 RS/HS Allocations

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  1. 01001111

    01001111 Initiate (0) May 12, 2008 California

    I suspect foul play. I bet it was an InCider Job.
  2. Aztec_Chris

    Aztec_Chris Devotee (399) May 7, 2015 California

    Any reviews of the new allocations?
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  3. heatwaves

    heatwaves Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2009 California

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Don't feel like you'd have to try them first or anything before a declaration like that. :rolling_eyes:
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  4. the_trystero

    the_trystero Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2013 California

    For me it was Wine III (I know it's a repeat, but to me it tasted significantly different, i.e. much better to me), Bourgogne Blanc, and Humulus Rueuze.
  5. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2013 California

    Just the describes alone on these make me feel like I lucked out and can spend my money at another brewery this month.

    Wow, those sound so unappealing, and I don't give a shit if I am not giving them a drink first. They all just sound, either from experience with bad WC to just the descriptions of those mystery beers, that it's just not my month.
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  6. RDMII

    RDMII Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    It was way more English barleywine/old ale than a weizenbock. And so damn good.
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  7. PG2G

    PG2G Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2011 California

    I was a big fan of Chronology 12, was much improved over 6. That's got me pretty excited for 18
  8. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2013 California

    i'm stoked on finally getting some non-infected WC bottles. it's been a long journey
  9. Stillyman11

    Stillyman11 Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2014 California

    Anyone try Juggling Walruses?
  10. mayorQuimby

    mayorQuimby Zealot (621) Jun 5, 2009 Tennessee

    Bump, let's hear some more thoughts from SMM everybody.
  11. sportstsar

    sportstsar Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2012 District of Columbia

    It seems that everybody already reached the conclusion that this month's allocations are not even worth trying, let alone spending money on bottles. Everyone's wallets must be so happy.
  12. Doomsayer52

    Doomsayer52 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2014 California

    A lot of these beers sounded very strange on paper, but in all honesty, I was impressed with most everything on tap yesterday.

    The standout though was Humulus TrIPL, very "crushable" for a 10% beer. If I remember correctly it was Simcoe, Centennial, and Columbus hops. Looking forward to bottles of this.

    Fourthmeal is delicious and crisp, about what you would expect from a collab with MBC.

    Juggling Walruses... the description makes it sound like a boozy fruity mess, but, this beer is very very good. It's almost like a stout-ier Consecration. The fruit character shines through well, there isn't much heat, and it's got the right level of sour. Pretty balanced for a beer that sounds like it was going to be a mess. Definitely maxing this one.

    Wine III was very sweet and wine forward but I really liked it, with the hike in ABV I was expecting it be more Black Tuesday. It was a pleasant surprise.

    White Chocolate was good, albeit a little more sweet than I remember. Not sure if I just haven't had it fresh in so long but I remember there being more booze/chocolate. The vanilla shined through on this one. As long as there are no infection issues this should age well.

    Chocolate Salty BBLS, was good, but nothing special. The adjuncts don't really come through too heavy and it's pretty balanced, but I expected like a Chocolate Rain-lite but this was kind of muddled.
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  13. the_trystero

    the_trystero Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2013 California

    That's good to hear because I'm quite interested in that one, actually.
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  14. juji23

    juji23 Devotee (331) Mar 15, 2015 California

    Thank you! This sort of commentary is hreatly appreciated.

    Personally, I'm excited about this month. WC, elements, and Chrono are definite. Fortunately I'll have a chance to taste the others before the 31st and decide. I appreciate specific reviews (both pro and con) like this one to help with that decision--especially in those months I have to buy blind.
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  15. AndrewK

    AndrewK Savant (1,087) Oct 20, 2006 California

    No! GO WITH GUT FEELING!!! That is the RS/HS Allocation Thread way.
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  16. JoshBeerNow

    JoshBeerNow Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2014 California

    I think the best way to describe this beer is an imperial version of Tart of Darkness with black currants. I was also surprised by it. The bourbon notes pull back on the sourness of regular TOD a bit but its got a nice balance. This is nothing like the mess that was Flanders Giant.
  17. JoshBeerNow

    JoshBeerNow Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2014 California

    Not that anyone wants to bring back up the growler talk, but I found out some interesting info last night. With two up and running pilot systems now (one at each location) the plan is to have a lot more available for 32oz growler fills next year. So it sounds like we shouldn't expect a lot of 32oz fills of normal stuff, but mainly one off batches of things...which depending on how they come out, could be great.
  18. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2011 California

    Although their email did say that anyone with a 2015 growler can get a 32oz fill of whatever is available for the 2L fill, so that's cool too
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  19. bradleydavid5

    bradleydavid5 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Texas

    what are your guys' opinions of the prairie rue?
  20. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 California

    I actually enjoyed it a lot. Nothing out of the ordinary, per se. But managed to perfectly blend what you'd expect in both breweries' respective beers, plus thought it was an easier drink than what either typically puts out. If it was ever available in a smaller format (not gonna happen), I'd probably make it an everyday beer (for myself).
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  21. happystivie

    happystivie Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2015 California

    I really liked it as well.. i bought all i could. 6 bottles is all I'm allowed :slight_frown:
  22. TNeedles

    TNeedles Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 California

    It was OK IMHO. Hard to tell the difference between this and another Prairie farmhouse ale. I bought a few to drink with certain foods. Worth a try for sure, there are certainly more polarizing offerings in their lineup.
  23. bradleydavid5

    bradleydavid5 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Texas

    Good to hear. Good I picked up my allocated two!
  24. skiking70

    skiking70 Pundit (801) Sep 23, 2014 Maryland

    I just cracked a bottle of six geese a laying this past weekend and it was extremely tart. Has anyone else experienced this?
  25. sportstsar

    sportstsar Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2012 District of Columbia

    I experienced the same thing. It surprised me at first but then I warmed up to it and enjoyed it.
  26. pdmoore714

    pdmoore714 Pundit (858) Dec 26, 2013 California

    Beer list for Saturday just announced:

    The beer list is out for this Saturday's @brueryterreux Vue Exclusive! This event will give Reserve and Hoarders Society members an exclusive look into our sour barrel warehouse - the likes of which have never been showcased before.
    Here's what we'll be pouring:
    2012 Rueuze
    2015 Rueuze
    2011 Sour in the Rye
    2015 Sour in the Rye
    2014 Befuddlement
    2014 Blue BBLs
    2014 Smooth Criminal
    Chupacabra Quinceñera
    2014 Oude Tart with Cherries
    Oude Tart with Boysenberries
    2013 The Wanderer
    2013 Griffon Bruxellois
    Juggling Walruses
    A Mystery Beer
    Sans Pagaie with Vanilla
    Blueberry Cream Oude Tart
    Nectarine Sour (HS)
    Chocolate Orange Tart of Darkness (HS)

    A very limited number of tickets remain at
  27. SUBER

    SUBER Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 California

    Has anybody cracked a griffon brux in a while?
    How's it holding up?
    They definitely need to brew this again.
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  28. Buck86

    Buck86 Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2011 Washington

    Yeah, that tasting list looks awesome. I've got a vert of every Rueuze tucked away (plus MotherFunker) so I am stoked to see how 2012 is doing even though I feel like each successive year is better. The bottom 7 of that list is crazy, I almost want to start there and work backwards
  29. RDMII

    RDMII Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Regular Geese was fine when I had one last week, but the last two BA Geese I had were very tart. I'm guessing gooseberries are similar to cranberries and can turn over time.

    Had my final bottle maybe four months ago. Still incredible.
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  30. johnInLA

    johnInLA Pooh-Bah (2,274) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    They also said if you choose the bag and wanted to switch after learning about the 2016 growler fills rules, you can just email them.

    Which in my mind, made the whole thing right.
  31. wyatt

    wyatt Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2009 Louisiana

    what was the merch this year?
  32. JoshBeerNow

    JoshBeerNow Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2014 California

    A growler...then they had hoodies for sale later in the year.
  33. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    Man purse or growler. :wink:
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  34. skiking70

    skiking70 Pundit (801) Sep 23, 2014 Maryland

    Thanks Sportstsar and RDMII, for following up on the 6 geese question. Much appreciated!
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  35. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2013 California

    little disappointed in Fourthmeal. guess i was hyping it up too much in my head. was hoping for more Main Beer Co hop presence. tasty, but not the "closest thing to an IPA" Bruery beer i was expecting
  36. heatwaves

    heatwaves Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2009 California

    Don't jinx it. :grinning:
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  37. Rocket80

    Rocket80 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 California

    I honestly can't believe anyone is still excited over White Chocolate after what was released the last 2 years. I've just accepted that 2012 WC was some magic in a bottle never to be repeated - I'm eager to be proven wrong but until then I won't be buying any bottles - it'll be lucky to make the cut for my second flight when I make my monthly visit in a week or 2.

    I was also thinking maybe in a couple weeks we should do some sort of retrospective on the highlights and lowlights of the new stuff the Bruery put out this year. I totally get that people are disappointed with a lot of the new releases, but hell as long as they keep making BT/CR/GM/MW and Rueuze/OT/SitR/fruited variants (...simple fruited variants) then I'll be a happy society member.

    Another thing I was thinking - the 2014 HS Exclusives were far and away superior to the 2015 HS exclusives. And finally, I opened a 2014 Mash tonight and it tasted awful - reminiscent of 2013 WC. I fridged it, we'll see if I change my mind tomorrow night.

    ETA: One more thing - I was somewhat disappointed in Wine 3, it was still quite enjoyable, but honestly I have to say I prefer Wine 2. Wine 3 seems significantly more Black Tuesday-y…nothing wrong with that, just my own preference I suppose. Got a bottle of Wine 1 I'll have to open soon to compare.
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  38. AndrewK

    AndrewK Savant (1,087) Oct 20, 2006 California

    Trying to think of what we got 2014 vs 2015.

    2014: Mocha Wednesday, Melange 9, Cognac Sucre, Portuguese Sucre, Wineification II, Befuddlement?

    2015: Port BT, Madeira BT, Melange 10, Melange 11, Bourgogne Blanc, BT Reserve

    Am I missing anything?
  39. heatwaves

    heatwaves Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2009 California

    For 2014, Blue BBLs was also Hoarders only.

    I usually shrug at statements of "last year was better," but now that I'm looking at it, it's hard to debate otherwise. All of 2014's were solid and they appear to have one more than this year. This year we had the trainwreck of Melange 11 and I also wasn't crazy about Melange 10.

    I understand that every year can't be better than the last, so it doesn't really bother me. I'm still hoping for Grand Marnier BT one of these years!
  40. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2013 California

    We all knew that this year was going to be a sort of rebuilding year based on all the problems with infections last year and the splitting of the two brands.
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