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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rood (60) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2013
If you want to smell & taste musty vanilla, bourbon, bad medicinal drugs like linctus (cough medicine), alcohol sweetness, honey, caramel and alchohol warmth, this is your beer. Not complex. Very boring, so one-dimensional. Price €25/quality ratio: below par. I don’t think this is beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2323) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Caramel mahogany in color... Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak... Dates figs, brown sugar... Alcohol notes, burn... Delicious... Rich caramel toffee throughout... Can't get enough ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle to glass. Dark mahogany Brown appearance with a thin light khaki head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee, lots of Bourbon, and some savory saucy notes. Tastes very smooth. Sweet caramel and candy balanced by Woody Bourbon wrapping everything up. Some salty savory bites in there too. Nice and warming. Smooth semi carbonated mouth feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
From the September 2013 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a murky brown color with a small soapy-foamy beige head that left a touch of lacing. The aroma was intensely boozy with prominent alcohol head radiating from it and elements of molasses, caramel and coconut. The flavor was bourbon, toffee, caramel, coconut, and dark fruits - very boozy but in a way that worked. Long finish of toffee, dark fruits, caramel and coconut. Thick body but undercarbonated. Really interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1503) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2013
750 ml bottle tasted at home (over two days). Pours hazy hazelnut amberish with a creamy head, light beige in colour. Clearly evolved nose, reminding of oxydised vin doux naturel (Banyuls alike wines, Madeira), peach jam,honey, nuts, raisins and some whisky notes. Full body, initial sweetness immediately taken over by alcohol warmth, which is even burning towards the end. Taste of nuts & honey, some caramel, cherry oak whisky. Complex beer, but the alcohol heat is a bit overdone.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4343) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 9, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, and fruit. Taste is caramel malt, dark fruit, chocolate, bourbon, and spice. Will age my other bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
750 ml bottle marked as Bourbon Barrel Fruet shared by DanielCoor. Pours a dark copper brown color with a few random bubbles. The aroma and flavor have big caramel, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, wood and alcohol. Some additional, dark chocolate and dark fruitiness come through. The ABV is noticeable, but doesn’t distract from the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Fruity, plums and apples, with a barrel-aged effect that lends a punch of vanilla and a punch of bourbon. Hops are grassy, and they take a backseat to the caramel french-toast notes on the malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with light tan head, settles to thin cap in minutes. Minimal to no lacing. Aroma is oaky, vanilla, boozy, mild hoppy and caramel. Flavor is surprisingly dark, oaky, slight roast, with a mildly chocolatey, oaky, vanilla finish. Fairly well conditioned, nice and mellow, blend of many flavors. Does an excellent job of masking the alcohol. Soft carbonation, medium to full body, and smooth texture. Mildly warming and alcoholic. A very good, non-characteristic old ale. Tasty, warming, smooth and delicious. Good for a beer, great for the style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
barn0216 (515) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark hazel brown, light fizzy head. Cherry, almond, vanilla, toffee nose. Fizzy body. Alcohol, almond, vanilla, nutty, definitely on the sweeter side but cut with a slight astringency from the alcohol. Reminds me of a madeira. Warm but not outlandish considering the abv. Great beer.


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