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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
The traditional 7th anniversary gift is copper, so weíve 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 yearís 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.

Editorís Note: This is the entry for The Brueryís Bourbon Barrel Aged Anniversary beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1143) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2013
StFun supplied. Many thanks! 751 mL bottle which when poured, displayed a wooded darkish ruby brown with a quickly-diminishing head that soon turned to an off-white ring. Smells wonderful; itís of fudge, funked yeasts, caramelized raisins, blueberry preserves, cookie dough, tape, and brown sugar, lots of it! Tastes good, but not as dimensional as its nose: caramel syrup, toffee, American yeast, hops, bourbon, booze, and sourdough. Earth and pumpkin seeds by swallow. Ends slightly sour and salty, with oak and ash peaking underneath. Itís good, but overwhelmingly sweet, thereís no denying this. Kind of reminds me if someone were to take a Canadian whisky, water it down, and age it with pretzels and algae in gin barrels. Obviously, by mid-palate Iím getting my fair share of earthy and pungent notes. Not terrible, but I was expecting a lot more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 Fantastic. Fantastic. Fantastic. Nose has you thinking sour. Taste blows you away, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, port, candy...just...wow. Nice body and carb. Just...wow. Edit: The previous rate for for a late season Fruet and stands. Recently had this years Bois and must say itís not as smooth and a bit boozy around the edges. Carb is much more lively and I think maybe some time will put this meh beer into the outstanding company of itís predecessor. 3.8 overall

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Yes! Reddish brown with thin tan head. Aroma is a bourbon wallop with some caramel. Flavor is orgasmic caramel toffee sweetness blended with boozy bourbon, oak. The bourbon dominates the sweetness for the malt, making it more refreshing than chewy. medium-heavy on the palate, slightly hot, but not as much as expected for the abv. So good, and dangerous! Worth the 30$ when split between friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
This is one you want to crack over dessert with about 8-10 people. Extreme sugar and fruit flavor. Donít get me wrong, I actually loved this, but Iím not sure Iíd want to have more 6oz max in a sitting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeahler (46) - USA - MAR 10, 2013
750ml bottle dipped in some serious gold wax. Had a hard time getting it open haha. Soon as the seal breaks I get an amazing scent of bourbon. Pours a muddy brownish ruby color, one finger of khaki head that diminished quickly. Nice alcohol legs and beautiful in the glass. So the aroma, fuck. Rich, thick, god damn nostril overload. Smooth buttery bourbon and toasted oak. Toffee, caramel, vanilla, burnt sugar, a little chocolate and immense rum raisins. The smell is so complex, ridiculously huge beer. Iíve never smelled anything like it. Upfront flavors of toasted vanilla oak, great barrel character. Smooth toffee bourbon and caramelly creamy malts. Sweet, syrupy, boldness. Very slight hop profile on the after taste. Slick and subtly carbonated mouthfeel. Syrupy, chewy, excellent. Totally unique and unforgettable beer, worth every dollar and it really is an experience. Iíve never had anything like it and I doubt I ever will. Definitely a must try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (673) - Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a muddy brown. Super sweet nose of heavy bourbon, caramel syrup, vanilla, and a touch of treacle tart. Sweet bourbon forward but not too boozy, followed by a blend of figs, oak, toffee, brown sugar, and dates; a slight bitter sourness emerges as the beer warms before quickly giving way to sweetness again. Very soft, smooth palate with a sweet finish that goes on for days. This has matured nicely in the short time since its release.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Black pour. Sizable khaki head that falls quickly and does not leave lacing. Peppery malt aroma. Dark, dried fruits - raisins and figs. Vanilla notes. Taste is like caramel topped vanilla ice cream. Holy crap, itís phenomenal. A very, very slight alcohol warmth mixed with the sweet syrup. Slightly too sweet, but the flavors more than make up for it. This is a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Nice reddish brown color with a quick dissolving white head. Scent is some molasses, dried plums, barrel notes and a bit of alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel and molasses and some raisins, outstanding beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
4thAgeChris (66) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Super complex, bourbon in the nose, raisin and dates are the first favors which come to mInd. super sticky. Absolutely fantastic, should be aged.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Sample pour from a bomber bottle. Huge hop and fruit aroma, which leads me to think this is an American Old Ale. I didnít pick up on the malts as much in the aroma. Appearance is a foggy orange and heavy amounts of foam on top. Taste was more apparently malted, but the hop side won out and dominated the flavor profile. Sweet, slightly boozy, crisp and warm. Palate was fizzed and medium bodied. Overall a fantastic beer, easy drinking and bold at the same time. It lives up to the hype that you hope for in a rare and highly sought after selection

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