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RATINGS: 509   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1220) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Drinking a 750 ml bottle of Fruet. Aroma is rich and full of caramel, toffee and tootsie rolls. Moderate raisin, fig and prune notes. Medium light alcohol, bourbon and oak notes. Pours a murky brown with some red hues and a small, fairly thick, dark tan head that recedes to a thin film. Flavor is fairly sweet with lots of caramel and toffee. Lighter notes of burnt sugar, tootsie rolls and faint toasted bread. Moderate notes of raisin, fig and prune. Medium light bourbon notes and light oak with a hint of coconut and vanilla. Moderate alcohol spice and medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty enjoyable beer that while rather sweet has a lot of complexity as well. Bourbon and oak are well balanced and secondary. Like drinking a liquid candy bar followed by a chaser of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (217) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Sat in the cellar for about a year. Malts, slight chocolate, some alcohol burn on the palate. Hides the 15% very well. Still sweet though. Like a liqueur or port.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (1389) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy brown with a slight head the aroma is boozey and of great. The taste is bourbon and vanilla and an after taste of sherry and black licorice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Moderate dark bread, roasted and molasses for the malt. moderate herbs for the hops, light leather for the yeast, with tobacco, bourbon, brown sugar and raisin. Head is small, frothy, light beige with fiar lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark murky brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly acidic. Palate is full, syrupy, with a soft to lively carbonation. Malty sweetness and thick, syrupiness highlight this Old Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Fruet. Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet dried pit fruit and fig aromas. Thin with sweet caramel and hot pit fruit front upfront turning to very hot vanilla and bourbon in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (363) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is caramel, toffee, figs, molasses. Appearance is ruby, light light brown head. Taste is the same as aroma, plus booze, but still smooth. Mouthfeel is perfect, soft carbonation, amazing. Overall, wow. Almost 4D. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (1098) - , CYPRUS - NOV 18, 2014
Shared. Dark brown colour. Rich taste, syrup, plums, vanilla, dark fruits,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 10, 2014
Wow what a beer. Super rich and full. Even though it has such a high alcohol volume, it is very well hidden. Of course you get it, but not as much as you expect. Wood, bourbon, vanilla...very nice beer,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Thanks to Andy for ordering this out of the Porter’s cellar. Maple syrup on the nose and in the taste. Fizzled than expected, which I love. Bottle - Porter Beer Bar - Atlanta, GA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Bottle (Bois): Thanks, Doug. Syrupy brown, murky pour with only translucency near the very top. Light-tan colored cap that fades quickly to a film & collar. Aroma of sticky caramel, molasses, brown sugar, & super heavy, robust booze. Smells BIG. And very SWEET. Touch of vanilla & deep, dark fruits. Taste coats the palate with warm booze, sticky toffee coated plums, caramelized dates, raisin preserves, bourbon pungency... Wow. Touch of nutty oak, some woody brown sugar, & burnt toffee lingers in the finish. Sticky body, heavy & thick. Coating. Gets a bit hot as it warms, but certainly a lovely sipper. [8-3-8-4-15; 3.8 overall]

Bottle (Sucre): Now dammit, I know this is basically the same beer as Bois (or any of the previous 100% bourbon anniversary ales from years before) but I did not enjoy my first experience with Sucre nearly as much. Very, VERY hot. Hotter than ever. Super sticky sweet, too, but the heat & the booze seem to clash & make a mild mess, rather than offset like you’d hope for. Toffee, raisin, plum, molasses, anise, hot wood, & strong booze. Burnt brown sugar, light vanilla. Flavorful, sure, but hard to drink more than a couple ounces. [7-3-5-3-12; 3.0 overall]

Bottle (100% BA Cuir): Bottle #2152. Deep, deep brown, black at the bottom with a creamy khaki foam that fades to a collar quickly. Lovely aroma of toffee, caramel, sweet brown sugar, light dates, prunes, vanilla, wood, faint raisin, & some very faint cocoa dust. Flavor is nice with a bit of vanilla, toffee candy, tart redcurrant, prune, raisin, mild vanilla, faint cocoa powder, woody caramel, even a touch of black cherry. Light booziness with a finish of some bourbon warmth, sticky residual caramel, & chunky toffee coated prunes. This is probably the best version of this beer I’ve had. Wow. Great. [8-4-8-4-16]

Overall score is an average of these variations.

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