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RATINGS: 500   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2012 bottle.
Appearance: The body is a beautiful dark brown, it appears clear but it’s hard to tell, there is almost no head, just a thin tan head with poor retention.
Aroma: The aroma is very heavy on oak, very woody, light bourbon notes, hints of vanilla, almost all barrel here, but there’s some dark fruits as well, grapes come to mind.
Taste: This is dominated by dark fruits, black cherries, grapes, very wine-like. The barrel notes are very tame compared to the aroma, oak is throughout with some bourbon and light vanilla on the finish, warming alcohol goes down the throat.
Palate: Thick and very lightly carbonated.
Overall: This is very winey and I like it, this is complex and a very good sipper, my biggest gripe with this is the price and getting the wax off. I have another bottle I’ll age for a while and see how it turns out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2507) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Had on tap at the source on 5/8/15. Pours dark brown with minimal off white head. Aroma is bourbon and some oak and lots of dark fruits - figs, plums, raisins. Really this and sweet. Flavor follows and is sticky sweet dark fruits, with bourbon and oak. Come caramel and toffee also. This, chewy mouthfeel. Silky smooth. About 3 ounces was enough. Nice beer.
Earlier Rating: 5/13/2015 Total Score: 4.3
Bottle at porch nite shared with Brisben and Raith. Pours a mahogany brownish red with one finger of thin off white foam. Aroma is very malty and lots of oakey bourbon barren aromas. Flavor follows and is really sweet. Lots of maltiness, lots of dark fruits, and slight tartness. Sour cherries. Very sweet. Alcohol is noticeable. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (585) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a hazy deep reddish brown with a thin, off white head. Huge bourbon and brown sugar notes in the nose. Dark chocolate, bourbon, caramel, hints of berry, vanilla and oak. Mouthfeel is thick with ample carbonation. Extremely drinkable for the alcohol content. Delicious old ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1841) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle shared with a friend. As the bruery sucre. Poured a hazy Brown colour with a non lasting off head. Leaving an oily ring on top. Spicy alcohol notice, bourbon, sweet caramel malts, sweet caramel, raisins, toffee, prunes, cacao, vanilla, Dries apricots in the finish. Very good. Way and way better as the sucre cognac

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (943) - - MAY 3, 2015
Dark pour, sizeable head. Slight alcohol warming while drinking this. Maple syrpu in aroma and taste, dark caramel, sugary, bourbon barrel prominent but not overpowering. Dessert beer, and one that needs to be sipped.. That 17% alcohol is noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Ren’s bottle. Big beer, sqweet just like maple syrup sipper. Drinkable though a one timer, not complex interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3064) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2015
Backlog. Draft at Tap and Handle. Reddish brown appearance. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark malts and some light fruity esters. Similar flavor, heavily sweet with other minor complexities throughout. The alcohol is mostly hidden. A pretty good sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1664) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle as barrel aged bois drank during Season 5 GoT E1. Pours a murkey brown, aroma of bourbon. Light medium bitternes, bourbon, complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7323) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2015
750mL bottle as "Fruet". Poured a lovely shade of burgundy with a short, looser beige head. The aroma was rich, with deep vinous notes, dark fruit, vanilla, and bourbon leading.. very strong peppery alcohol on the back of the nose.. dark chocolate and figs if you dig deep. The flavor found peppery bourbon and vinous notes on the tip of the tongue, with dark fruit jam, molasses, berries, and a touch of maple behind.. sweet bourbon, crisp oak, and jammy dark fruits on the long, belly-warming finish. Heavy-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. very coating (in a good way).. great stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxifunk777 (20) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
This is a complex tasting beer and has lots of kick hides the alcohol very well. The Bruery has done it again another all around great great from all aspects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
BA tasting. Pours a clear golden brown. No head. Aroma of caramel vanilla light dark fruits. Taste is sweet and boozy. One of the better Bruery beers I have had.

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