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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (227) - - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at the Bruery. My favorite brew from the Bruery yet. Smells of bourbon vanilla bean shooting out from the start. At first subtle tastes of creamy biscuits, but then a slight spice note again coming back to bourbon and vanilla. I can’t believe this brew is 15.5% I loved this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bomber. Thanks Mark. Brown and amber. small head. Enjoyable caramel and fruit flavor. Sweet and not much alcohol taste for a 15% abv.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bomber. Deep, translucent brown and amber. Minimal beige head. Deep caramel and dried fruits. Sweet cherry, Carmel, toffee and a bit of alcohol burn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1658) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
From the bottle. Dark reddish brown pour. Bourbon nose is strong, and taste is bourbon heavy as well. Flat out tasty as hell!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1396) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
slight beige head that disappears quickly without lacing. cola colour. aroma is sweet, cloying, rye. taste is sweet aftertaste vanilla, boozy. medium carbonation and body. not what i expected, not really my thing either. bottle 75 cl (labeled as Fruet) / bottle #12957

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rood (60) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2013
If you want to smell & taste musty vanilla, bourbon, bad medicinal drugs like linctus (cough medicine), alcohol sweetness, honey, caramel and alchohol warmth, this is your beer. Not complex. Very boring, so one-dimensional. Price €25/quality ratio: below par. I don’t think this is beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2301) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Caramel mahogany in color... Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak... Dates figs, brown sugar... Alcohol notes, burn... Delicious... Rich caramel toffee throughout... Can't get enough ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle to glass. Dark mahogany Brown appearance with a thin light khaki head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee, lots of Bourbon, and some savory saucy notes. Tastes very smooth. Sweet caramel and candy balanced by Woody Bourbon wrapping everything up. Some salty savory bites in there too. Nice and warming. Smooth semi carbonated mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5530) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
From the September 2013 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a murky brown color with a small soapy-foamy beige head that left a touch of lacing. The aroma was intensely boozy with prominent alcohol head radiating from it and elements of molasses, caramel and coconut. The flavor was bourbon, toffee, caramel, coconut, and dark fruits - very boozy but in a way that worked. Long finish of toffee, dark fruits, caramel and coconut. Thick body but undercarbonated. Really interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1479) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2013
750 ml bottle tasted at home (over two days). Pours hazy hazelnut amberish with a creamy head, light beige in colour. Clearly evolved nose, reminding of oxydised vin doux naturel (Banyuls alike wines, Madeira), peach jam,honey, nuts, raisins and some whisky notes. Full body, initial sweetness immediately taken over by alcohol warmth, which is even burning towards the end. Taste of nuts & honey, some caramel, cherry oak whisky. Complex beer, but the alcohol heat is a bit overdone.

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