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RATINGS: 546   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2015
big but not too big tons of bourbon. For 16% it’s amazingly not too sweet. Lots of brown sugar. Great stuff. Wish I had better notes, but drank at a party.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Levi’s place. Thanks Levi. Dark brown. Hue chocolate aroma with vanilla, cookies, caramel. Sweet flavor with lots of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, nuts, cookies, some fruity note and some alcohol. Full-bodied. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (595) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 29, 2015
Very dark brown pour, not quite black with a decent head for the high ABV. Aroma hits hard with a lot of barrel character and dark dried fruit. Taste starts with sweet malts but gets quickly replaced by a quite intense astringent tartness. It finishes with dried dark fruit notes like figs, prunes and dates. Body doesn’t feel very heavy but the alcohol is quite present and makes it a bit hard to drink. Overall it’s a very complex and interesting beer but the weird tartness in the middle taste and the intense alcohol heat keeps it away from being really great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alusmamuts (1244) - LATVIA - AUG 26, 2015
Dark brow with small yellow head. Intense viney aroma. Strong fruity vine taste, sweetsour with some bitterness later.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (456) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2015
Shaker showing copper rust and sparse foam. The nose shows intense bourbon, smoke, and vanilla. The palate is light bodied and lightly carbonated. Strong alcohol burn on palate, bourbon and vanilla in the background. Slight Barley wine sweetness and alcohol burn on finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small off-wite head. Aroma of yeast, dried dark fruits, wood, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft to flat carbonation. An excellent Ale. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Pours dark brown with little to no head and no lacing to speak of either. Aroma of leather, vanilla, oak, bourbon, some raisins and plums. Flavor is more of the same, with a hint of alcohol heat at the end. Excellently balanced and the alcohol heat is surprisingly well masked at 16.2% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
two7offsuit (402) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours more brown than Amber. Aroma is sweet and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt and sugar with hints of vanilla and bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bkcaldwell (42) - - JUL 19, 2015
This was 7 years in the making but worth the wait. Very strong. Great appearance and taste. Very smooth for something with such a high ABV. A real sipping beer that you want to share with friends. Being this strong you need to share it with friends. Lives this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1438) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Pours an amber brown color with a thin tan head. Bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, toast, leather and dark fruit aroma and flavors. Full body and modest carbonation. Bourbon and caramel finish.

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