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The Bruery Bois (French Oak)

The Bruery Bois (French Oak)
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Old Ale
Placentia, California USA


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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French Oak Barrel Aged

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This exclusive variation of our 5th anniversary ale was aged in French Oak barrels and exhibits wonderful, wine-like, oaky character from the extended aging process. Bois is our fifth anniversary ale, loosely brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method. A portion of each of our anniversary ales is saved in our barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character that comes with age. Layered with complex flavors of dark fruit,vanilla, oak, and burnt sugar, Bois is a robust ale, surely the perfect beer to mark this major milestone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2291) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Dark mahogany brown in color... Aroma of French oak, caramel, toffee.... Flavor is fairly mellow, vinous, French oak notes, caramel, toffee... Really vinous finish... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (2164) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Hazy dirty water brown pour with a slight white head. Big boozy nose with a little wine in the backend. Weird. Malty moved to grape and heavy oak. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesertDevil (634) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2013 bottle. Sharp aroma of apple brandy, a heavy vinous note, caramel, brown sugar, and charred oak. Pours a muddy dark amber. Sweet taste with a heavy apple wine tone, a bunch of booze, and dark grapes. Slightly gritty texture. While hardly my favorite Bois variant, the vinous characteristics make this beer more enjoyable than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
750ml bottle. This one is definitely quite balsamicy. At this point maybe with them reblending these beers a bit of balamic oxidation is starting to occur, liek a balsamic sherry. It is okay at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
an odd yet appealing twist on the Bois line. stands out more than the others though not my favorite. Sweet overripe old ale and chardonnay notes....just hinting at fruit, oak and tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4884) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown pour, with a small light tan head. Aroma is hugely brown sugar sweetness, fig dark fruit, and alcohol. Flavor are super sweet chewy malt, brown sugar, vanilla, dried dark fruit, tons of oak, almost vinous, tannic, figs, burnt wood, and warming booze. Nice sipping.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
11/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ Eerste "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving (aka Epic Beer Tasting III) - BB: n/a (2014-807) Thanks to PriorL and Mathieu87 for sharing the bottle!

Clear red brown beer, creamy beige small head, little stable, bit adhesive. aroma: banana peel, bit sour, alcohol, cacao powder, dusty. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: oxidized, bit sweet, sour notes, honey, little bitter. Aftertaste: sourish, bit lemony, dusty, very oxidized finish, bitter hops, woody notes. Nope, this is not the best variety at all. After reading the description I understand why this one was so oxidized...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12915) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Jake. Mahogany pour without much in the way of foam. Sweet brown sugar, vanilla, and dark fruits. A fair amount of charred wood and some vinous character. A nice bit of golden raisin and white grape. Mild booze. Flavor has some decent fruit character. Golden raisin and plums. Definitely boozy. Brown sugar and vanilla sweetness. Tons of charred oak. Slight chalk and leather. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: wine? alcohol, sweet. TASTE: wine? nice, sweet, alcohol. More balanced than the other ones!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8396) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
No head, fully cloudy brown beer. Chocolate, wood, alcohol, maltsyrup, fusels. Sweet chocolate, wood, hint at tannines. Warming up, incense. Feels somehow more carbonated than the others - which is still pretty low. Not more refined: one dans la gueule if you pardon my French.

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