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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 weíve 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 yearís 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.

Editorís Note: This is the entry for The Brueryís 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 itís 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 thereís 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 Iíll age for a while and see how it turns out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
two7offsuit (366) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours more brown than Amber. Aroma is sweet and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt and sugar with hints of vanilla and bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bkcaldwell (22) - - JUL 19, 2015
This was 7 years in the making but worth the wait. Very strong. Great appearance and taste. Very smooth for something with such a high ABV. A real sipping beer that you want to share with friends. Being this strong you need to share it with friends. Lives this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1180) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Pours an amber brown color with a thin tan head. Bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, toast, leather and dark fruit aroma and flavors. Full body and modest carbonation. Bourbon and caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1940) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
This one is similar to stickee monkey. Strong bourbon notes, sweet, and easy to drink. Bouts deep brown with a sticky ran head. Had a Bottle pour with Kaser. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Brownish pour from bottle at Jensen park. Carmel and whiskey flavor, sweet and creamy. Oak and maybe some smoke. Super tasty and hides the big abv well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (251) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Draft pour at malt and vine, got a bottle a bit ago, wanted to try a taster to get a Idea of how long to age it. And after sampling it, probably going to be a little bit. Very dark amber pour, very sweet aroma, this beer has tones of flavor, very sweet taste. Needs some age, but I love the taste so far, canít wait to try it again. Will re-rate a aged version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1160) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Tap. Dark red light brown pour with no head. Oak, cherries, dried fruits, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2015
On tap at Emporium. Very cloudy, light brown mahogany, minuscule tan head. Vanilla, bourbon, molasses. Smells quite hot. Dark overripe fruit, raspberries. Light bitterness, quite spicy, very sweet. Heavy oily, body. Incredibly long finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odysseyalien (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2015
On tap at Churchkey, Washington, DC. Iíve had the 2013 in a bottle but the 2015 draft is a bomb. Theyíve blended years 1-7 with 2015 and the result is an amazing oak aged strong ale. This brew defines the tern "sipper". Iím not going to narrow down taste, mouthfeel, etc. If you like old ales, barleywines, and the like, get your hands on this guy. You wonít be disappointed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - 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.

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