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May is our anniversary month and we are excited to release Sucre, our sixth anniversary ale this week! This beer is brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method, where 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.

Editor’s Note: This is the entry for The Bruery’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Anniversary beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3136) - Longueuil, Quebec, - JAN 28, 2013
Une bouteille de 750ml datée de 2012 et qui porte le numéro 06196. Merci Boul, tu as bien choisis. Même en Californie à plus de trente dollars ce n’est pas donné. Bombe brune orangée foncée avec une mince couche de mousse. Le Fruet n’est pas fluet, il y a du chocolat, du bourbon, du toffee dans ce nez. La bouche est chaude, sucrée, le bourbon est bien présent. La finale est sur les toffee, la tire d’érable et les fruits secs. Une bière extrême, à plus de 15% d’alcool, qui ne demande qu’à être partagée.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (468) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
So far each year of the AV ale has improved, IMHO, though this year’s is neglegible. The added complexity is a little offset by a roughly 10% jump in ABV, which seems like overkill. Though deifinitely a big, sweet, sipper, it is not overly hot (but caught up with me quick like). Fruit and malt, bourbon and vanilla, oak...another year, another super nice beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (632) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Taster at Strong Beer Fest. Pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is amazing, molasses, bourbon... Flavor adds raisin, date. Bourbon and oak come through in the finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltser85 (250) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Dark murky brown, sweet, oak, vanilla, malty nose. Translates to the taste. It is so smooth, even at nearly 17%...don’t even notice it. Awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (3817) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle - Lots of dark sugars, raisins and dark fruit. Cloudy copper brown with almost no head. Tons of caramel, brown sugar, pecan and even more dar sugar. Very mellow and tasty, deserving of the high rating.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pbol01 (11) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
This beer is insanely good! Barrel taste licks the molasses heavy beer tenderly! Better than many beers in top 50. Epic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (971) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Dark brown pour. Aromas of bourbon, molasses, dark fruits, and oak. Wow this smells awesome! Flavor is big bourbon and molasses with hints of fig and plum. Very sweet but not overwhelming. Slightly warming finish but doesn’t taste anywhere near 16.9%. Very tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2014
This beer is outstanding. Has the aroma and molasses flavor really of a barley wine but it doesn’t seem too alcoholic. Really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
8/02/2014: Bruery Sucre (Bourbon)... Well, I have the privilege of tasting 3 different versions of this side by side, so I’m going to record my notes for all and copy and paste them as appropriate... All are fairly sweet and malty. The regular (bourbon) one is a bit syrupy and VERY malty and sweet. The bourbon cuts through, but it’s a bit like sweet and on sweet and not much else. The Tequila one is definitely distinct. Agave in the nose hits first, followed by the same in the flavor, but that’s not a bad thing. It actually helps take some of the sweetness out, but introduces that distinct dry agave/tequila flavor that I don’t necessarily dig that much. So, that leaves the New American Oak... It too is sweet, but there is a unique smokiness about that it that I particularly like which is odd considering that I don’t think this one was aged on charred wood. Regardless, the sweetness is cut a bit and that’s good in my book. It’s also a bit less thick and heavy. That seems to work with this beer. Overall, I think I like them in this order: New American Oak, Tequila, Bourbon (too sweet).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Natifest 2014. A T money special if I am not mistaken. Pretty damn good, though the beer of the night is the Cigar City Double Barrel Hunahpu’s .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to tmoney99 at NF14 - woody, vanilla and toast. Nutty aftertaste.

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