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RATINGS: 515   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thetmaxx (810) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
OMFG zroma is of burbon baerl. flavour is similar. the abv is not noticed. can,t beleive it qas 30$uasd but worth it!!!!!!!! omfg i canmt even rate it. trying to use tv internet but that no work. thius is 5 point 0 beer !this is 5point 0 beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2012
All i want to say is: wow its good. It has a beautifully sweet and reminds me of raison d’extra. Has an umber color with a small white head. Has a very sweet taste with a nice bite i get from bourbons and Irish single malts. Cant wait to see what its like after it ages

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
b79turner (241) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Wow! Fantastic! This beer is one of my favorites, Cuir and Coton were wonderful. The bourbon barrel aging really stands out with this beer. Definitely richer, more bourbon, a little sweeter. This is a "must try"! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (157) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 Absolutely incredible offering from a brewery not unfamiliar with incredible offerings. Cognac colored syrupy pour with about a finger of head that quickly dissipated. Insanely complex aroma (and flavors) of dark chocolate, port, sherry, bourbon, molasses, maple ,touch of peat smoke, caramel, toffee, plum, Mandarine orange, kumquat, tangerine, cherry, breadfruit, mango, starfruit, raisin, kiwi, and lime. This creation definitely reminds me of Sam Adams Millennium’s slightly trimmer brother. Despite the high level of sweetness, on so many levels, there is a distinctive citric hoppiness that manages to assert itself at the tail end of each sip. There is more than a bit of heat, but much of it contributes to the flavor dynamic, and adds a pleasant warmth, rather than coming off as harsh. I have no doubt that a few years of cellaring would result in an absolute masterpiece.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hemogoblin (24) - - JUL 8, 2013
The very best in my opinion. Drank smooth, alcoholic without being overpowering. Subtle notes of everything but the kitchen sink, perfectly matched and combined. Leather, caramel, bread, chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, wood, leaves, nuts and citrus. All went down like a nectar, soothing and I dare say, perfect?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 This is Fruet and not Bois. Nothing less than a perfect beer! Dark fruits, bourbon, caramel, toffee, sugar on the lips, vanilla. This is heaven!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blemansk (6) - - OCT 31, 2014 does not count
This is easily one of the best beers I've ever had. Complex, interesting, full of flavor. Mellowed from multiple years of storage. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Dark caramel with good, foamy, tan head / Big, rich nose of caramel, bourbon, coconut, chocolate, and fruit cake / Full body, chewy and sweet, good cover of the big alcohol, with the giant malts well balanced by hopping, and long finish / Flavors of fresh caramel, bourbon, coconut, chocolate, cream, date, raisin, and orange / Here’s a beer for aging, but mighty fine today. Apologies for the .1 point deduction.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 An amazing beer , with flavors of malts that are pure taste of dark dried fruits, include raisins, prunes, fig, dates and everything else in between. very little hops but just enough. its palate is wonderfully thick and its richness is magnificent. one the best ever

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
poisoneddwarf (1982) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Initial rating, as ’Fruet,’ 11/11/12: 750 ml wax-dipped bottle, thanks Brenn79! Pours muddy brown with a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is awesome--full of rich artisan caramel and wood; also in there: licorice, booze, dark fruit. This is my favorite type of aroma in a beer right now. Taste is a sledgehammer of awesome flavors; it’s sweet (not cloying), sour, very savory. The bourbon and oak are in your face, but not overpowering. Alcohol burns the throat going down. Licorice is strong in the finish. Soft carbonation, full-bodied, velvety mouthfeel. This reminds me of Firestone Walker 14, also an anniversary beer, which is my favorite beer of all time. This is right up there. Amazing. 10,3,10,5,20=4.8

7/24/13 rating, as ’Bois’: 750 ml wax-dipped bottle. 15% ABV. This is the beer to celebrate four years of rating on this site. Pours a muddy dark brown with orange highlights; has a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is oaky, boozy, caramellly, raisins, licorice, sticky buns. Taste starts out sweet and savory before quickly turning sour, leaving a little bitterness behind in the finish. Hot alcohol. Mouthfeel is oily, carbonation fairly soft, body full. I drank this too soon, dammit. I rated Fruet after six months of aging. This one has only been a couple months since production. That hot alcohol definitely needs to tame down a bit. I’m really kicking myself for not buying another bottle. Give this one at least six months, but I think a year or more would be best. At least I know for next year. 8,3,8,5,16=4.0

3rd rating, from 7/25/15, as Sucre, 2014 vintage: at least a year old here. 750 ml wax-dipped bottle. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, molasses, licorice. Pours muddy brown with a medium beige head that falls after a couple minutes into a ring and skiff of foam. Taste is sweet, boozy, coconut, dark fruits imparting some tartness, tannins. Full-bodied, velvety mouthfeel. Great beer, but it’s just not as interesting as my first impression back in 2012 when it was called Fruet. I don’t know if the quality has gone down, if my tastes have changed, or if I was just more in the mood for this behemoth of a beer back then when I rated it for the first time. 8,4,8,5,18=4.3

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