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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
The traditional 7th anniversary gift is copper, so we’ve named our 7th anniversary ale "Cuivre" which is "copper" in French. Cuivre is 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, Cuivre is a robust ale, surely the perfect beer to mark this major milestone.

Editor’s Note: This is the entry for The Bruery’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Anniversary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
edecambra (11) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
The wax is always a pain. It pours dark walnut brown with little off white head and lots of haze. The aroma is strongly of rasisin and figs, and as it warms lots of oaky coconut/vanilla aromas are present. The first sip hits hard with strong alcohol, which quickly fades to strong notes of bourbon and figs, chocolate covered rasins with pralines. The second sip yields some maple syrup and cherries. The body is thick, rich and heavy. The chocolate increases significantly as it warms up. All in all this beer is well worth the initial sticker shock, for layers upon layers of flavor for sure, it doesn’t look very good at first pour but it makes up for it and then some.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: November 09, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: cloudy dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich sweet malt aroma, lots of bourbon, caramel and vanilla, ripe fruits
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of bourbon, rich chocolate sweetened by caramel and vanilla, dark fruits
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4736-20120818] Bottle. Toasted caramel eggy breadcrumbs aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sugary sweet roasted molasses flavour has a whole lot of wood barrel. Full body. Nice sweet characteristics. (8/3/7/4/15+) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Sweet mumbo jumbo, this is heavy duty. Bourbon all over like some bitch, lots of molasses notes, dried figs, dark fruits, fudge. Vanilla and coconut as well. Sweet and complex. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4009) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle at Rich’s house, cheers for organising the tasting!
Vanilla and caramel with a touch of coriander on the nose. Smooth bodied with raisins, caramalt, gently warming alcohol and red apple in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigguns22 (728) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Aroma is complex musty,oaky,bourbon and wine notes. Brown in color small tan head. Flavors of oak, bourbon and coconut are most noted. Clean and a touch sweet at 15.5 that you would never guess in will creep up on you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1272) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2012
Hazy dark brown color. Light brown head. Fantastic nose. Bourbon, butter, oak, toffee, vanilla, leather, and alcohol. bourbon, vanilla, toffee, molasses, dark fruits and slight amounts of oak. Sweet and sticky taste. Quite smooth for such a sticky and sweet beer. Developing sherry and port qualities very quickly. Wonderful beer that really needs to be shared due to the alcohol and the content of what it is. Still quite brilliant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Hazy brown/amber, light ring of cream head. Nose is rich caramel, dough, syrup, toffee, sticky, and chewy. Great on the palate, light sherry, rich toffee, caramel, dough, and light alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
b79turner (241) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Wow! Fantastic! This beer is one of my favorites, Cuir and Coton were wonderful. The bourbon barrel aging really stands out with this beer. Definitely richer, more bourbon, a little sweeter. This is a "must try"! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jimmeekrek (52) - - DEC 1, 2012
Share with Dembonz to celebrate the end of Novembeer. MASSIVE beer here. Huge flavors of molasses and bourbon, as well as caramel and vanilla. Very sweet, but not overly sweet. Great bottle to share. Thanks again Wrye, this was amazing.

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