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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014
750ml bottle shared by Smith. Sugary Bruery-style Old Ale. Burgundy-brown body. Oily, patchy head. Really sugar and alcohol forward. Brutal. There is no subtlety, but for 15% that is forgivable. Comes off like a gimmicky booze beast still. Dark fruit, brown sugar. Massive beverage, some Old Ale feel somewhere in there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 BOIS 750 ml bottle pours a hazy brown with an off white head. Toffee and boozy aroma. Vanilla coconut bourbon and sweet malt taste. Great beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VertBaconStrips (2281) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Simply amazing aroma - sweet, vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate, mellow red licorice, lightly roasted coconut, light smoke, there might be more but all of that combos into such an esquisite blend that it matters not. The taste is also sort of bold but complex. Almost overly sweet, some alc but faint, raspberry pepper, plum, mellow molasses, breath in the alc, sweet molasses, light anise, white chocolate. Very good! Thanks Brad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2014
18/I/14 - 75cl bottle as Fruet (gold wax) @ RBBWG III, my place - BB: n/a (2014-113) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Clear red brown beer, aery beige irregular head, unstable, dissipates immediately. Aroma: lots of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, some chocolate, bit spicy. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: lots of vanilla, caramel, bourbon, alcohol, dark sugar, molasses, more alcohol. Aftertaste: caramel, sugary, sweet, little smoky, alcohol, lots of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (377) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Dark dark violet brown color. Beautiful. Head dissipated. Boozy. Super complex, Toffee, malt, raisin, oak?, licorice. Wow. Marshmallow. So sweet. May smell boozy, but tastes dangerous. Medium heavy mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Bottle shared with Beastmaster that I brought back from my visit to the tasting room! This is the Bois 5th Anniversary edition. Pours murky reddish brown with a one finger caramel khaki colored head. Huge huge aroma of caramel, toffee, vanilla, figs, oak, brown sugar, bourbon. Lordy this smells amazing. Flavor is big oaky toffee up front with some nutty pecan flavor like pecan pie with bourbon poured on top. Finishes with a beautiful lingering vanilla caramel marshmallow. Wow this is amazing and a flavor profile I haven’t had since BB4D. Medium heavy body, honestly way lighter than I expected as Bruery beers tend to get syrupy. But, this is nice with the perfect amount of carbonation to keep this surprisingly drinkable. This is a real masterpiece of an Old Ale. Malt and caramel and vanilla galore. Oooh yeah.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
(fruet) pours dark brown-reddish with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. burnt caramel, buttery caramel, chalky and chewy chocolate and nutty malts, other strong roasty notes, but also dark fruits like cherries, pepper, loads of bourbon. moderate carbonation - feels somewhat fizzy, medium body - oily and a bit sticky, sweet and not necessarily cloying finish. a nice sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (3038) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
"Fruet". Pours a dark brown with a low beige head that leaves zero lacing. Nose is of bourbon, ethanol and brown sugar. Taste is of rich caramel, butter (the good kind) and bourbon. Carbonation is low, mouthfeel is sticky. Surprising enough, alcohol is not too hot and warming. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
75cl bouteille @ RBBWG III, thanks Klaas. Golden wax and as ’Fruet’. Couleur cuivrée, col léger beige. Arôme est assez subtil aux notes maltées et caramel, le tout sous couvert des belles effluves de Bourbon. Palais de Bourbon, légères notes boisées offrant une certaine rondeur et douceur de vanille en bouche. Caramel assez présent avec un léger sucré résiduel et un niveau alcool qui ressort fort bien.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Klaas. Waxed & drank as “Fruet”. Dark brown with very little to no mocha head. Nose is huge thick mocha, lots of vanilla, bourbon, sweet, touch chocolate sauce. Taste is huge vanilla, brown sugar, lots of mocha, caramel, sweet bourbon, very thick, coffee with milk. Thick body, rich stuff, quite enjoyable. Doesn’t really warrant the sky-high price I believe that these usually go for but very solid never the less.

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