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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
poisoneddwarf (1707) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 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


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
VT (1329) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
750 ml "Fruet" bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a rubby reddish brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, chocolate. Flavor is bourbon, wood, caramel, caramelized fruits. Finish is, again, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Full body, weak carbonation. Unbalanced, as in, way too much bourbon.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (3768) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
(bottle - cheers to ferris for this one!) murky ruby-brown colour with no head. aroma of brown sugar, honey and alcohol, with a light salmon fattiness, vanilla, treebark and some caramel. flavour is mostly fudge, caramel and brown sugar, with a heavy sweetness and some oxidation, quite boozy in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle at the Beer Heads bottle share Meet Up in Falls Church. Pours a cloudy copper with a tan head. Caramel aroma. Flavors of butterscotch , caramel and figs. Smooth, sweet and creamy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (554) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (638) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltser85 (251) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (3886) - 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.

4.8
   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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (977) - 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.

4.8
   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.


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