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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NatKadaw (98) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
Quickly dissipating head. Smells exactly like red licorice soaked in bourbon. Tastes of cherry, Bready malts, bourbon, biscuits, toffee red wine. Warming and pleasant alcohol heat. Very nice. Drinking out of a tulip I get huge red licorice smell.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (5242) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 From notes (6/16/13). Draft (Bois) at ChurchKey, full glass poured into a snifter. Pours black with some brown hues, not much head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, bourbon, cinnamon. Tasting notes of chocolate, coconut, dark fruit, bourbon. Medium body with a boozy warm finish. 10/4/10/4/20

4 ounce draft pour (Sucre) at ChurchKey. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, maple syrup, coconut, dark fruit. Tastes of bourbon, dark fruit, booze. Medium body with a dry finish. Light syrupy mouthfeel. Nice and rich. 9/4/9/3/18

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5399) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
750ml capped and waxed bottle pours a lighter amber color with a finger of white head that leaves no lacing behind. Aroma is bourbon and caramel. Taste is bourbon with a caramel malty sweetness and a herbal hop bitterness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Something was clearly off with this brew and certainly not worth the $47 I paid for it. When I rinsed the bottle there was some black flakes that came out from the bottom of the bottle. Bourbon was definitely the dominating flavor and there was no complexity that I would be expecting from a brew in this price range. I am definitely not spending another $47 to find out if this is just a bad bottle or if this beer truly deserves the rating that it earned. One dissatisfied customer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3249) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014
Bomber. Big bourbon nose, massive dark sweet fruit, some fumes. Deep copper color. Overly sweet vanilla-infused fruitiness / alc. hits pretty hard in mid / finishes slick and sweet. Medium body. Good caramel and bourbon, but it soon gets too intense and ends up cloying.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5192) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2014
750ml bottle in a teku glass. Pours deep brown/ruby with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of oak and bourbon, chocolate, lightly roasted, and smoky malts, some light dark fruits, a little alcohol, and some light spices. Flavor the same with a lot of oak and bourbon but a nice balance and the alcohol is well hidden. Smooth, thicker texture. A good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 Bottle shared at the 8th Richmond Industry Gathering, 12/1/13. Pours a dark hazy rust color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of whiskey, caramel, mild candied fruits, vanilla and wood in the finish. The taste is raisin, vanilla, wood, toffee, mild citrus. Medium bodied, hot. 8/3/8/4/15

Sucre, draft at Churchkey, 5/23/14. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, bourbon, raisin, wood, caramel, vanilla. The taste is whiskey, raisin, alcohol, toffee, chocolate, vanilla. Medium bodied, low carbonation, hot but not overly so. 7/3/7/3/13

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2648) - Odense SV, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
Bois edition. Bottle shared by Kingcecil, thanks. Dark red brown body with small head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, roasted malts, brown sugar, woody and sweet. Flavour is wood, bourbon, candy sugar, light spice and smoke, alcohol and malts. Still quite sweet. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle at CCB. Ambient temp. Huge tannins with a subtle, yet prominent bourbon presence. Vanilla, tree bark byproduct. Still get caramel, chewiness in nose with all the complexity. Aroma sends flares to the nostrils. Wow. Everything changes in taste. A bit tangy sour, tootsie roll candy caramel, ever so soft. Lingers with a hint of green apple, booze, and chocolate. Very delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10760) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Fruet. Old tick form Dark Horse day. Huge 7 oz pour hanks to Ashley. Was starting to get really cold before drinking this, this warmed me up like no other.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2318) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at the Beer Monger, Portland. p> Deep brown cloudy pour. Limited head. Aroma of bourbon-soaked fruit cake. Huge boozy flavor, booze dominant and not entirely as a good thing. Wood. Super-sweet, very much a Bruery beer in that way. Full oily mouthfeel. Holly loves it. But it simply doesn’t merit 10% abv, let alone the 15.5% it is carrying.


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