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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
7/7/12. 750 labeled as 100% BA Cuir thanks to Blazer06. Super sweet vanilla and syrup on the aroma. Rich barrel aged flavor with sweet vanilla, bourbon, and more. Too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Deep amber pour. Aroma is sweet sugary malts, dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon and coconuts. Flavor is sickening sweet and cloying. Alcohol heat in the end. Blah I can’t stand beers like this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluejacket74 (1584) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
750 ml bottle, bottle #16237. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a murky dark brown color with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is very sweet, the brew smells like maple, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, dark fruit and caramel. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like maple, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, dark fruit and some sweet booze. And it just seems to get better and better as the beer warms (I let the bottle sit out of the fridge for about 1/2 an hour before opening it). Mouthfeel/body is full, it’s creamy and coating with low/moderate carbonation. For a brew that’s 15.5% ABV, it’s dangerously drinkable. I think this is an excellent overall brew, and I would love to drink one again sometime. However, it is pricey at $34.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex4r (82) - - JUL 6, 2012
Pours a sludgy dark, murky brown color. White head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is insane: bourbon, big boozy sweetness, vanilla, maple syrup, molasses, wood, tobacco, custard just plan great. Thick on the tongue, almost sticky, could pour this bad boy on a pancake. Taste mirrors the aroma, a little to sweet but this brew could sit for a few years, alcohol well hidden but provides a solid backbone and lets you know it is there, solid old ale

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Fruet, whooo! Thank god we got this in Indiana! This beer pours a thick and syrupy maple syrup brown in color with no head or carbonation hut plenty of residual sugar. The nose features plenty of sweet malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, maple and molasses. It is right on par with Bourbon Barrel Old Stock and BB4D. The flavors are very nice as well. It is huge and sticky with loads of residual sugar. It features nice bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, maple syrup, figs, raisins, and toffee. It is very flavorful and coats your palate despite a lower end medium bodied mouthfeel. This one is a sipper hut you don’t get any booziness. Overall this is a great beer and fantastic old ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
750ml Bottle (Bottle #730).: Aroma of Bourbon, oak, vanilla, sugar, caramel, and a slight hint of alcohol. Poured a muddy brown/orange in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Many various-sized particles throughout. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, oak, Bourbon, vanilla, sugar, caramel, slight alcohol, slight wood, and some toasting. Full body. Viscous, slick texture. Soft carbonation. Heavily sweet, malt, oak, Bourbon, vanilla, sugar, caramel, slight alcohol, slight wood, toasting, and slight coconut finish. 15.5%ABV is slightly noticeable throughout, but not hot by any means.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6443) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Hazy dark amber color with lasting ivory sheen. Vanilla whiskey, wet wood, caramel aromas. medium body. Rich caramel sweet flavors with spicy pit fruits, vanilla whiskey booze--good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wheresyourball (551) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Aroma is bourbon, fruits, molasses. Pours dark red/brown color with small head. Taste is very sweet; coconut, vanilla, bourbon; good creamy mouthfeel. I didn’t think the alcohol was prominent considering 15% ABV. Really good, complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toxichop (512) - South Gate, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 A: Bourbon, dark fruits, alcohol, vanilla, molasses, oak. P: Dark ruby red with a small brown had that just laces out after a few seconds. T: Really sweet vanilla (the same vanilla as BT) cherries, bourbon, oak and brown sugar. M: Light carbonation, creamy, goes down warm. O: Really sweet beer, not complaining tho thats how i tend to enjoy my barrel aged bers. This one just tends to be one dimensional tho still a nice sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Pours a murky amber hue with a small light brown head that is mostly diminishing Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, dates, caramel and lots of booze - bourbon. Flavor is sweet all the way through - tastes like a good post dinner beer - sugar, dark fruits, rum, and whiskey dominate this beers flavor Thick mouthfeel with light carbonation A tad too sweet for my liking but still a well done brew!

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