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RATINGS: 514   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 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (2401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
750 ml bottle. POurs a dark red brown with light head. Aromas of caramel and bourbon, roasted malts and brown sugar, woody and sweet. very complex flavors, wood barrels, bourbon, candy sugar, light spice and smoke, alcohol and malts. Still quite sweet. Quite hot. Like a good American barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5028) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
RBSG 2013. It has been a long time since I had an old ale. Dark brown and very low carbonation. Sweet malt and caramel. Very high alcohol, I can smell it and feel it on my tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2483) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of heavy malt, caramel, bourbon and oak. Taste is boozy, vanilla, bourbon and oak. A lot of booze on this one, malty and boozy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
(bottle - 750 ml - 2013 vintage) Clear dark brown pour with a tan head. Big bourbon and vanilla aroma with a very nice supporting cast of wood and caramel. Dark fruits and sticky vanilla at the start of the aroma. Bready and dry malt middle and a very sweet and vanilla-laden bourbon finish. Didn’t taste anything like 15.5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5621) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Sampled at Kennys. Thanks Jason. Black. This is all about wood and malts. Vanilla is so good. Dark fruit. So good.

   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 (1609) - 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 (1661) - 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 (1449) - 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

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