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The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged Partridge in a Pear Tree

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The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged Partridge in a Pear Tree
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Placentia, California USA

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (11872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
750 ml bottle at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010, courtesy of our host CaptainCougar, thanks! Murky brown color, scant head and lacing. Aroma of candied bourbon and butterscotch. Sickeningly sweet and syrupy. Not good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle shared by BenC at his going away tasting...thanks Ben! - First rating in over two years of this beer. Pours murky mahogany with a thin tan head. Nose is buttery sweet bourbon, smooth mellow booziness, and a bit of mellow oak. Itís dark and fruity and rich. Taste has lots of buttery dark malt, fruity and sweet with bourbon notes. Finishes with oak and tobacco. Medium-bodied and slick. This seems to have held up well over the years, but it also seems a bit faded. Still, hugely awesome of Ben to open this up!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to nerd for sharing this at the post-Christmas tasting in Chicago. Served in my Cantillon tulip. Pours brings a pretty dark brown beer with a thin layer of a tan head that settles into a pretty decent cap. The nose is really nice with quite a bit of smooth bourbon with a good amount of oak. Dark fruits abound and there is a slight touch of roast there as well. The taste isnít quite as good or complex, but itís nice with a bit of sweetness and boozy bourbon. Also some mild oak presence in the background. The feel is really nice and the barrel character has really integrated well. Really tasty and drinkable. I really hope regular Partridge is near to this. Thanks again, Mike. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-05-2011

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours a medium brown with a hint of red to it. The head is a very light tan, only rises about half a finger and is gone right away. It leaves a light ring around the glass and light lacing. The aroma is strong, complex, and awesome. It starts off very sweet with tons of vanilla and cherries. The taste starts off really sweet with tons of vanilla and wood. It tastes good, but this is not a quad. Its more of an old ale to me. The feel is good and easy to drink. Overall, I enjoyed this, its sweet and balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Puff pastry / sugar cookie dough aroma with light notes of apple cider. Pretty dry flavor with notes of dates. Nice, but I have doubts that this would withstand any sort of long term aging.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bomber cracked open at Sir Chrisí Xmas gathering. Lots of hype ended quickly when Chris drain-poured his glass. Have had the regular so I kind of knew what to expect. Murky brown pour with little head. Raisiny aroma, with some apple notes. Strange fruits and caramel flavor. Weirdly off somewhere. Not tart or sour, but has some bite. Woody finish with some heat. Glad I didnít purchase or trade for this one. On to the BA Autum Maple....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
750 mL bottle courtesy of Sam. Pours a rusty brown color with a tan head. Aroma of raisins and apple juice with a pruney note. Some crazy dark fruit stuff emanating here. Prune juice, caramel, chocolate, basically lots of complex residuals and esters in the flavor. Thereís a sort of odd tartness to it as well. Barrel isnít overt but you know itís there. Pretty cool beer, though it doesnít all mesh quite right.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
75cl bottle. Dark ruddy brown color with a lasting beige head. Big fruity aroma with bright berries and some bourbon. Very fruity flavor with some bourbon barrel character much dominating vivid fruit. Rich and boozy with an alcoholic and drying finish. Medium-full body. Very fruity without having any fruit in it, which has got to be a function of the alcohol. I liked it, but certainly wouldnít go through the trouble again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle sampled on 6/6/10: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing froth of light tan head. Has a rich, complex dark caramel and bourbon oaky nose with some raisin and black cherry notes. Starts with good fullness and appropriate carbonation with a sticky rich dark caramel and chocolate flavor with some complex brown sugar and bourbon oak character before a rich warming finish. Could use some time to age, but has good potential.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sean9689 (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2010
750mL bottle shared by my homie, Kan, into a CCB snifter. States "100% Barrel Aged" on the back, so I guess that confirms it. Yeah. A - Dark browish/black, off-white/tan head, a fingers-worth of head which vanishes quickly. Thereís a thin cap that remains on top, some lacing. S - Coconuts, burnt sugars, caramel, bourbon, oak. T - Pretty much the same as the nose. I get the barrel-aged notes, but it works wonderfully with the base beer. Coconut, Quad, dark fruits. All meld together wonderful, this beer is wonderful. M - Medium to full bodied, creamy, rich, smooth. D - Better then I expected, excellent. Hopefully, I can find someone who has another bottle to try this one again in a year or so. I know itís super limited, but hey, I guess I can hope for the best? Damn good, a must-try.


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