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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JHeath99 (1642) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Strong aroma of wood. Very nice taste of port, fruits, and alcohol. Pours dark brown with nice lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4303) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2013
From a big bottle. Pours murky dark brown. Very strong aroma. Smells like port wine, chocolate, raisins. Very strong and sweet flavor. Tastes like brown sugar, alcohol, raisins, plums. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tgncc (3078) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
From Savor NYC 2013. The aroma is gorgeous, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak. The appearance is deep black, tan head. The flavor is sweet, chocolate, vanilla, oak, molasses, bourbon. The finish is bourbon warming, sweet, pine hops. Thick in body. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (666) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours a muddy dark opaque brown. Aroma is comprised of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol heat, caramel and toffee. Flavors include a light sharp fruitiness, dried apricots, raisin, heavy caramel/toffee, pleasant booziness, vanilla, and earthy wood. Palate is simultaneously heavy yet silky smooth. Each sip yields an incredibly pleasant warming sensation without contributing any harshness. This beer is almost peerless in its quality, a must try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6189) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Tap. Pours clear deep brown, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is very rich Moses, toffee, fig, chocolate, bourbon. Flavor is the same, sweet, rich, boozy, and decadent. Medium body, silly mouthfeel, quite hot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown wirh an off-white head. Aroma of malt, figs, caramel, cheese and malt. Flavor is sweet and warming with some port notes, malt, grains , figs and caramel.Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimjongill (207) - - JUN 6, 2013
Aroma is fruit, oak, and bourbon. Taste is the same, with a malt backbone and strong bite. Hazy pour brown in color. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours a muddy brown without much head. The aroma is dense and sweet with stewed fruit, wood, chocolate, and red wine notes. On the palate theres a strong sweetness with similar tastes to the nose. High alcohol but well integrated. Chewy mouthfeel makes large samples difficult, but that isn’t a bad thing. I want more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle at 16 Tons Taphouse, part of WBBF. Pours a medium brown, little head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, caramel sweetness. Body is lively. Finish is long-lasting, vanilla, smoke, warming. Lovely, the Bruery does it again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrtripod (32) - USA - MAY 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2016 Update: 02/20/2016. 750ml bottle of Fruet 2012. Pours a dark caramel with a mild fizz with no head development. Smells of bourbon, brown sugar and caramel. Light carbonation, sweet bourbon with ripe fruit and vanilla finish. Heat is mellowing but could still use a bit more aging. Coming along ok. Boozy but carbinated. Vanilla, carmel with overpowering booze. Bourbon sweet with hot finish. Needs more time to age. On tap at the Bruery. Earlier Rating: 5/20/2013 Total Score: 4.5 Low carbination. Light bourbon aroma. Delicate caramel with booziness overtones. Smooth finish sugary aftertaste. Earlier Rating: 5/20/2013 Total Score: 4.5 Low carbination. Light bourbon aroma. Delicate caramel with booziness overtones. Smooth finish sugary aftertaste.

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