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RATINGS: 546   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle 14280 Pours dark tawny, with a little caramel foam atop. Nougat, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, gobs of sugary malts - decadent nose. Taste is rich as fuck - lots more caramel, toffee, almond roca, wood, bourbon, nougat, vanilla, alcohol, candied apricot, and a touch of syrup (maple). Medium bodied with really low carb and a wet yet dry feel comes together silky and long lasting. Goddam Bruery, I really wish I didn’t like their higher end beers, but this is outstanding. Serving type: bottle 12-20-2012

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
curepute (141) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Mahogany with no head. Sweet wood nose, caramel, a little booze. Taste is a little sweet with dry faint funk. Very deep, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, all sorts of woods, vanilla, .... finishes a little boozy and long. Warms the belly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmzl (95) - SLOVENIA - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014
Look: very dark amber. Poured with nick thick, surprisingly big head with even bubbles. Fast retention. Low carbonation. Very nice, promising, inviting.

Smell: Can’t miss the big brandy notes. Then come the fruity ones - raisins, deep dark fruits. Reminds me of raisins in rum. Lots of sweet caramel malt with some smokey notes. There is a slight alcohol note. And there comes a very nice subtle sour, tart aroma - lifts up the whole experience.

Taste: Porto, plum wine, dates. Huge malt, middle a lot of caramel, smokey, burnt wood/sugar. Low on bitterness, but very nice sour after-mid taste. Also some funk in there. Rich and complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium/full body, low carbonation. Very smooth, plate fullness, syrupy. There is some warming effect from high alcohol content, but overall the high alcohol is very well hidden. Leaves you slightly dry.

Overall: Rich and complex, very strong with a lot to offer, yet balanced, gentle and rewarding. Am thinking to buy a bottle and let it rest for a few years, a little age can probably take this beer even higher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1533) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle share at the Sybarite Pig. Thanks Brian! 6oz snifter. Dark brown pour with a thin, eggshell head. Head left in 30 seconds. Let it stand for a few minutes. Aroma was powerful with yeasts, grains, malts, caramel and sugars. The taste was simply amazing and got better with each sip. Huge sweet dark candies, caramel, grains, cereal, yeasts, and dark fruits. Very powerful flavor with a booze finish. Medium to full body. Medium light carbonation. Awesome from the Bruery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1044) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Thanks to HisBoyElroy on splitting this one. Really sweet immediate taste. Heavy caramel flavors. Very boozy. It will take a while to finish one of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap at Burnhearts. Wow! Dark brown with a thin brown fading crown. Aroma is complex and boozy and rather inviting. I just kept smelling it as it was so damn good. Smelled like fresh wort on the open with plenty of grains and alcohol. Upon warming oak, roasted barley, vanilla, caramel, maple and sugar came through. Taste was sweet and hot with maple, chocolate, cedar and other assorted woods, candi sugar, spices, toffee with a boozy and spicy finish. It took me a long time and many sips to conquer this one but it just prolonged the enjoyment!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (2103) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
Pours dark low off white head Aromas of oak, dark fruits, cherries, caramel, Taste has butterscotch, brown sugar, bourbon, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ansalon (2210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
Pours mahogany. Aroma is wine-soaked raisins, butterscotch, figs, muscovado sugar, bourbon. Taste is bourbon raisins, honey, muscovado sugar, figs, butterscotch, bourbon. Exceptional! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Way to sweet with toffee notes. Malty sweetness. No head but sweetness is over the top. Rough Good start to needing insulin ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
8/10/2012. 750 ml. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet fruity aromas with malt, caramel, spices. Oaky flavors, sweet, tangy and boozy. Good stuff.

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