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May is our anniversary month and we are excited to release Sucre, our sixth anniversary ale this week! This beer is brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method, where 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.

Editor’s Note: This is the entry for The Bruery’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Anniversary beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (505) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Appearance Solid caramel with thin white head Aroma French oak and butterscotch Taste: Holy crap. Tons of complexity. Vanilla, caramel,coconut, toffee with huge but smooth oak barrels Overall: incredibly similar to firestone walker barrel agged DDBA and one of those beers that you’ll remember for a long time. barrel aging first get much better

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Camons (6052) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. As Bruery Fruet, bottle #12893. Pours dark amber with a small light brown head. Aroma of rich sweet malt, bourbon, oak, coconut, dark fruits, vanilla. Flavor is malts, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, light coconut, wood, some booze. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 030713

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rasmus40 (11277) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy deep ruby with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, oxidized, wood, alcohol and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish with heavy warming alcohol. Oily and sticky. 030713

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle as "The Bruery Fruet ". Dark brown with tiny head. Aroma malt, yeast, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, wood, oak and dark fruits. Flavour is malt, caramel, toffee, toasted, bourbon, vanilla, wood, oak, warming, dark fruits,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, wood, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, malt and hops Nice and sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (7651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle 750ml as "Fruet" #12976 @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, oak, vanilla, coconut, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long vanilla, oak, coconut, warm and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
musinj6 (400) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a dark red small head and small lacing. Strong aroma of bourbon, wood, dark cherries, licorice hint of chocolate. Moderately boozy with moderTe sweetness that is well balanced. Very long woody finish. Full bodied with moderate soft carbonation. Clean on the palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Thanks to ParkerDaniels for this one. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, leather , bourbon, brown sugar. Taste is dark fruit/brown sugar upfront, followed by bourbon and leather. So damn tasty. The alcohol is well hidden at the start. This is a beer you take small sips at slow intervals because you don’t want the beer to end. The aroma is so much a part of this fantastic experience, I took a deep inhale before each sip and into the glass well after the beer was gone. As it warms, the sweetness increases and you start to notice the alcohol. I shared the beer with my brother and we both noticed an alcohol presence as our face seemed to warm.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (148) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 Absolutely incredible offering from a brewery not unfamiliar with incredible offerings. Cognac colored syrupy pour with about a finger of head that quickly dissipated. Insanely complex aroma (and flavors) of dark chocolate, port, sherry, bourbon, molasses, maple ,touch of peat smoke, caramel, toffee, plum, Mandarine orange, kumquat, tangerine, cherry, breadfruit, mango, starfruit, raisin, kiwi, and lime. This creation definitely reminds me of Sam Adams Millennium’s slightly trimmer brother. Despite the high level of sweetness, on so many levels, there is a distinctive citric hoppiness that manages to assert itself at the tail end of each sip. There is more than a bit of heat, but much of it contributes to the flavor dynamic, and adds a pleasant warmth, rather than coming off as harsh. I have no doubt that a few years of cellaring would result in an absolute masterpiece.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (952) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Tap at Durty Nellie’s. chestnut colored pour with small, sticky bubbles adhering to the snifter. Foamy off-white ring with a splotchy film for a head. Fragrance of sweet wood; maple, rum, and port wine. Taste is like a smoother, more drinkable Utopias. Maple, tawny port, and rum soaked oak. Not hot at all but big and sweet. Finishes surprisingly clean in the mouth. Very well done.

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