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The Bruery Sucré (Tequila Barrel)

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Old Ale
Placentia, California USA


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Note: this listing is for the Tequila barrel aged version.

Sucré is our sixth anniversary ale, loosely brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain. Layered with complex flavors of dark fruit,vanilla, oak, and burnt sugar, Sucré is a robust ale, surely the perfect beer to mark this major milestone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4163) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2016
5 May 2016, bottle at the Bruery. Brown and a bit hazy. Nose is nutty, alcohol, sweet woody malt. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, nutty, woody, some cactus. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
At Bruery Sucré tasting in Bruges. Thin, quickly dissipating, off-white head over a deep bronze coloured beer, a tad darker than the New American Oak version. Aroma resembles the latter, but more heavily burdened with sharp, ’white’, indeed tequila-like alcohol; same for the taste, where the subtleties of the NAO version are drowned a bit by an early, strong, tiresome alcohol flavour (tequila-ish alright, but a bit gin-like as well). Complex, but too alcoholic for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle - very similar to their other Anni beers. Nice and sweet with a thick mouthfeel. Booze is a little more pronounced in this variant IMO. Although the barrel is certainly present, it is difficult to tell that it’s tequila. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Ruby brown with minimal head. Aroma is brown sugar, soy sauce, dates, caramel, possibly a hint of tequila. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a lightly boozy warming finish. Taste is brown sugar, lightly toasted wood, dates, caramel, hint of chocolate. Not really any tequila character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
750 ml green waxed bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. Dark brownish with almost two fingers of beige to light tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, tequila, sweet syrup, some lime-like note. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, tequila, oak, some sweet syrup and brown sugar. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Doesn’t drink like 15% to me, fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish hazel, medium beige bubble head with good residual and decent lacing. Aroma is dark sugars and tequila, oaky and a bit smoky. Flavor is fully sweet, light bitter, dark caramelized sugars with a charred oaky tequila/mezcal thing going on as well. Orange peels, dates, raisins and more tequila. Agave syrup. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1848) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2015
750ml bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. Lots of toffee from the sucre. But also some of the tequila flavor that just doesn't blend in well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Color is murky dark red with tan solid head. Aroma of tequila and toffee. Taste is thick sweet burnt sugar with smokey tequila finish. Some vanilla also. The abv is hidden well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2015
gotta give em credit - im not a big tequila fan but this might be the best tequila beer I’ve ever had. great big base, of course, but they mercifully toned down the barreling in this compared to the usual bourbon bombs and rum. that wouldn’t have worked here, but what they did was add all kinds of off fruity layers to a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
I can never tell if I actually like beers aged in Tequila barrels or if I’m jut intrigued by the weirdness of them. This one tastes more like Sucre and tequila rather than beer aged in the corresponding barrel. Still tasty although not really integrated at all.

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