The Bruery Reviews


eparask
The Bruery Chocolate Rain 3.1
This is a powerful player. Im not into stout but I had to taste it. I can appreciate the quality of it and understand why people are drawn towards it. If you love stouts get your hands on this, you wouldnt be disappointed

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

Thursday, May 05, 2016

wombat23
The Bruery Mischief 3.6
Shared 750 ml bottle. Pours deep gold and hazy with a white head and moderate lacing. Aroma of honey, yeast, breads, and spice. Taste is honey, Belgian yeast, bread, and spice with very strong floral elements. Maybe a tiny hint of bubblegum and citrus. Finish is dry and a bit hoppy. Good.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

darbeer75
The Bruery Mischief 3.9
Aroma: sour and dry; Appearance: hazy golden straw with thin, white head that hangs around; Taste: interesting combination of some sourness and yeastiness with a finish closer to a lager; works well together; thereís even some smoky notes; Palate: medium body with long, sweet/smoky/bitter finish; Overall: very complex and quite good. Would buy again.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

bytemesis
The Bruery Smoking Wood - Bourbon Barrel 3.7
Bottle from the rot box. Pours inky black, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is a bit smokey, roasty, licorice, hardwood, peat, bourbon, cocoa. Flavor is fairly sweet, medium bitter, light smoke, roasty, bourbon, anise. Medium body. Solid, not as good as original. Perhaps my fault.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

TXBadger
The Bruery Jardinier 4
Pours a slightly cloudy light yellow color with white head. Citrus, floral notes, and some light grassy notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with light hop notes and some citrus.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

JaBier
The Bruery Humulus TrIPLe 3.4
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, grassy hop and Belgian esters. Malty flavor with melon character and grassy hops before a tropical fruit finish.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

JaBier
The Bruery / Maine Beer Fourthmeal 3.8
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, tropical fruit and Belgian fruit esters. Malty flavor with slight banana and clove. along with some light booze before a grassy and citrusy hop finish.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

kraddel
The Bruery Jardinier 3.5
Thnx to Ships . pours unclear blonde. Small white head. Smell is bit lemony. Somewhat yeasty. Rather sweet. Taste is rather bitter, Lemon zests. Rather sweet, very high carbo. Bit yeasty. Ok
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

davidezdonz
The Bruery / Maine Beer Fourthmeal 3.9
A 750ml bottle from batch #280, bottled on 9th December 2015 and poured into an oversized wine glass. It poured a hazy golden orange colour with a one finger slightly off white head with decent retention and very nice lacing. Aromas of mandarin orange, pine, candied malt, grass and light grapefruit pith. Tastes of light citrusy candy orange, bready malt, pound cake, light bitter herby pine and grass with a light peppery finish. Crisp, dry, medium bodied with medium prickly carbonation. Overall this was nice. Medium bodied but very light crisp easy drinking. Wish I could have tried this earlier for a fresher point of view.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

hapjydeuce
The Bruery Jardinier 3.2
Bottled. Straw yellow color and fine carbonation. Nose of pear, clove, pepper, ginger. Flavor is dry and floral, with Belgian yeast, biscuit flavor and light fruit. Good lasting bitterness. Sessionable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

brokensail
The Bruery The Gardener 3.4
On tap @ The Bruery. Clear golden beer with a white head. As with the regular version, I still think this is too bitter. Itís got a nice grassy and floral hop character, though, and may actually be a little bit more estery. Has some apple and sweet cereal qualities. Light in body and pretty nicely carbonated. Has maybe a little bit of a sweet/tart lemon candy finish.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

brokensail
The Bruery Presenting His Royal Majesty, King Dr. Exita V 3.7
On cask @ The Bruery. Cloudy orange beer without much/any head to speak of. If you dig the horchata (Or Xata) beers and variants, then this is another solid entry. The coffee and chocolate work nicely with the vanilla and spice character from the base beer. Certainly still pretty sweet, though. Good coffee aroma here, some cinnamon, and a nice creamy cocoa quality. Mouthfeel could be better, but I dig it.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

fraternie
The Bruery The Wanderer 4.2
Medium-bodied and funky. Tons of sour blue fruit here that is balanced and lingers long with earthy barnyard and spice notes.
Monday, May 02, 2016

mR_fr0g
The Bruery Chronology: 12 Old Ale 3.7
Bottle shared at the big Dave tasting at craft beer Co Islington. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a small mid tan head. Aroma. Is deluxe paint, solvent, jammy fruit, nutty, raisin, harsh alcohol. Flavour is composed of marzipan cherry bakewell, nutty, layered boozy cake. Palate is medium sweet, sticky, sticky. Spicy Rye. Jammy fruits.
Monday, May 02, 2016

Ibrew2or3
The Bruery Sucrť (Rye Whiskey Barrel) 4.3
Silver waxed 750ml Sucre bottle (that only took a light degree of a Herculean effort to remove the cap from under the wax) pours with a dirty murky brackish brown mud that supports a nice dark tan head that has some swirls of lighter tan to white foam. THIS is a fine looking beer. The aroma offers up sweet supple malts and molasses and other residual sugar pillowiness as well as lighter notes of stunted and muted wood, marshmallow and a sense of boozy spirits with a wink toward whiskey. The taste almost cavitates across the palate with smooth soft sloughing malts and molasses followed by residual sugar coated wood and blunted Ėchopped off at the knees- spicy whiskey notes. After several sips it becomes apparent that thereís a mild warming sensation from the esophagus and heading south into the belly. As it warms a bit of plum and fig sweet dark fruity esters are noticed well off in the background. Terrific treat of a sipper.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

wlajwl
The Bruery / Maine Beer Fourthmeal 4.2
Aroma is Belgian yeast, American hops and bubblegum. The flavor is Belgian yeast, malts, American hops, light tropical fruit and a mix of bitter and tart/sweet in the finish.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

sjohnny
The Bruery Mischief 3.1
Yeasty. Sourish fruit. Pours a super cloudy orange yellow with a quickly fading foamy white head that leaves just a trace on the glass. Medium bodied. Smooth. Crisp. Clean finish. A hint of sourness. A hint of earthiness.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

mnoud
The Bruery So Happens Itís Tuesday 3.6
2016.05.01-The Bruery So Happens It's Tuesday-750ml in pint glass. Tasty, pretty much what you'd expect from Imperial Stout Barrel Aged. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Iphonephan
The Bruery So Happens Itís Tuesday 3.9
From a bottle at the DC gathering May 1, 2016. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of dark stone fruits, bourbon and oak. Sweet, boozy finish.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

agl108
The Bruery Jardinier 3.2
On draft at Caliente. Poured gold with fluffy white head. Grassy, floral notes, bready. Crisp and fairly refreshing. Quality product but beer doesnít offer much.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Douberd
The Bruery Bois (French Oak) 4.3
(The Bruery Bois (French Oak)) Bottle 750 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 15% Dark brown red colour on the body, with a finger of thick and creamy, beige head on top, pretty good retention. Aroma has lots of vinous notes, alcohol, light vanilla, old wood, cork, faint chocolate. Taste follows, moccha now, dark fruits, little bit of raisins, alcohol, vanilla, molasses, wood, vinous notes, very complex, there are lots of things going on here that I canít exactly put my finger on them. Medium thick body with good carbonation, sticky palate. Great beer.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
The Bruery Black Tuesday (Rum Barrel Aged) 3.9
750ml bottle thanks to darrel. pours out black topped with a small head. nose is big sweet malts rich toffee pit fruit rum barrel vanilla chocolate. Taste is tones of sweetness rum barrel chocolate sweetness big heat booze.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

DocLock
The Bruery White Oak - French Oak 4.1
750 capped bottle from PUBíR via a trade at the Pottstown Firkin Fest. Pours hazy straw with off-white head. Nose is hops, oak, citrus. Tastes of oak, caramel malt, citrus, hops, resin. Gets hot as it warms, but the heat is well integrated in the heavy but well balanced recipe of the beer, as such. Finishes heavy and alcoholic.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

The_Osprey
The Bruery Melange #12 3.4
Bottle share at CBC Islington as íThe Bruery Melange #12í, brown wax. Many thanks to Kenny. Weighs in at a mere 16.8%. Very dark brown, foamy brown head, legs on the glass. Aroma hits you hard with alcohol and OXO cubes to start. Molasses and chocolate syrup emerge over time as some of the sugars dry on the glass. Body is smooth, oily, low carbonation. Taste is spicy, breathy booze, molasses, rum with demerara. It tastes quite nice, and definitely softens up with time. Not one that will be harmed if you open the bottle and drink it over several days. Personally I would need a few weeks to get through a bottle of this by myself. (3.4)
Saturday, April 30, 2016

DCLawyer
The Bruery Chocolate Salty BBLs 3.6
750ml->snifter shared by GenDV110+OT, thanks Donnie!! Black with no head at all. A: vanilla, booze, oak, anise, chocolate. T: chocolate malt, vanilla, booze, oak, soy, salt. Oily. Tough.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

UXO
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-) 3.3
Appearance: hazy straw with one finger of loose fluffy white head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: sweet lactic, vanilla, cinnamon, rice. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter, light spice. (7/10) Palate: medium-light creamy body, moderate carbonation, short duration mildly spicy finish. (3/5) What. The. Hell. Is. That? Seriously weird. Not offensive, mind you, but more like a milk shake than a beer. Creamy lactic, vanilla, and cinnamon. Ooo, ooo, no, itís not a milk shake, itís rice pudding. Boozy rice pudding. So, yíknow, not a lot to actually DISlike. What? I like rice pudding, OK? (13/20)
Saturday, April 30, 2016

wlajwl
The Bruery Humulus Rye 4.3
Aroma is hops, lager yeast, citrus/fruit and mild rye. The flavor is rye, citrus, hops/slight hop resin, spices, lager yeast and a mix of bitter and relatively slight heat in the finish.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

libertine
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-) 3
pours a cloudy gold with a moderate bubbly head. Smells really sweet. The cinnamon and vanilla definitly stand out. Flavor reminds me of rice pudding. Odd combination of things going on. So sweet. Bizarre.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blairgus
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-) 3.4
28 sept 2016, tap at the Bruery. Light gold, no bubbles. Nose is odd. It is cinnamon, rice, and maybe even raisins. There is also a bit of perfume or candy and alcohol. I like it one minute and think itís odd the next. Ned body and mildly fizzy. I think the weird thing is the lactose. It tastes just like rice pudding, but the creamy lactose almost doesnít fit the beer. Still, fun taster.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blairgus
The Bruery Batch #86: International SoCal Pale-ish Blonde Ale 3.8
28 Apr 2016, tap at Bruery. Light yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is dank and lightly sweet. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Dank, bitter grass, some lemon rind, bitter finish. Decent.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blairgus
The Bruery Batch #75: Black IPL 3.7
28 Apr 2016, tap at Bruery. Brown. Nose is pine and chocolate malt. Actually not the best combination in my opinion. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Pine hops and some burnt malt, bitter finish. Hops overshadow dark malt. Decent.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blairgus
The Bruery Humulus Rye 3.7
28 Apr 2016, tap at Bruery. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is mildly sweet, nose is a bitter lemon rind and a bit dank. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Really not much rye here. Actually, I think it is lemon rind up front but the finish is rye. Pretty good.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Douberd
The Bruery 5 Golden Rings 3.9
(The Bruery 5 Golden Rings) Bottle 750 ml at home, from the Molen beershop a couple of years ago. Served into a big tulip, ABV 11.5% Deep orange colour on the body, slightly hazy, with one finger of white head, with good density and average retention. Aroma of spices, ginger, tropical fruits, alcohol, peach and apricot, sweet hints of pineapple. Seems a bit weird at first but eventually works. Taste is a combination of sweet and sour, with caramel malts, peaches and apricot like a belgian ale, tropical fruits, pineapple, maybe a bit too much of it, spices, alcohol, light ginger, cardamon. Medium body with good carbonation, sticky on the palate. Really interesting beer and eventually it grew on me, pretty good.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

ABUSEDGOAT
The Bruery Chocolate Salty BBLs 3.7
Black pour, tan head, some lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, roast, booze, oak barrel, darker fruit. Full bodied, boozy, chocolate with roasted alcohol dominates. Thereís other imperial stouts out there that mask the alcohol much better, but this is still enjoyable.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

kyzr
The Bruery Pilot Series: Squirrel! 3.9
Dark pour with small brown head. Nice big roasted malt nose. Flavor has a ton of toasted nut with (yes) fenugreek and spice. Nice sweet maple finish, great body and texture!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

kyzr
The Bruery / Three Floyds Floyd DíRue 3.6
At the taproom: Dark pour with small brown head. Big fruity nose with spice. Flavor is all over the place with spice, prunes, hint of vanilla and touch of chocolate.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

kidmartinek
The Bruery White Oak 2.4
Cloudy copper with a white head. Very white head. Smells like bacon or beef jerky. Kinda tastes like that too. Weird. I like that stuff but this is just not what I was expecting in a beer.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Douberd
The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged 4 Calling Birds 4.2
(The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged 4 Calling Birds) Bottle 750 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 14.8% Dark brown colour on the body, a bit murky even, with a small light brown head, consisting mostly of bubbles.Low retention. Aroma has lots of bourbon, alcohol, dark fruits, raisins, light soy sauce. Taste is sweet and boozy, with lots of bourbon and dark fruits, dates, raisins, light vanilla, some nice dark chocolate notes on it. Medium thick body with soft carbonation, quite sticky on the palate. Very good.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

joeneugs
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-) 3.4
On tap at the Beer Baron. It pours a pale gold color with a white head. The aroma is strong with cinnamon and light notes of orange peel. The flavor has vanilla, cinnamon and a little watered down orange soda. Full bodied with a sweet finish. Decent.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

egajdzis
The Bruery Oude Tart - Cherries 4
Reddish brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, cherries, brett, lacto, leather, and light vinegar. Taste of tart cherries, wood, coconut, vinegar, sour finish.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ABUSEDGOAT
The Bruery Chronology: 6 Wee Heavy 3.6
Well talk about a waxed cap. This took forever to open. Clear darker amber, small head, minimal lace/retention. Aroma of strong oak barrel, booze, as well as caramel, various fruits - sweet orange, sugar, virtually no smoke. Full bodied, boozy with a big oak flavor - fruity orange-caramel flavors dominate. Pretty tasty.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SPDickerman
The Bruery Mischief 4.1
Pours golden with a large white head. Smells fruity, bready, slightly earthy. Taste is juicy citrus, subtle earthy tones, and soft crispness. Medium-bodied with a smooth, wet texture and active mouth-carbonation, The Bruery Mischief finishes with a subtle fruity sweetness.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

weihenweizen
The Bruery Mocha Wednesday 3.6
Refrigerated brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with dark brown highlights with little lacing. Aroma is chocolate & coffee, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, coffee, bourbon, and dark malt.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

weihenweizen
The Bruery Bois Fumť 3.8
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Aroma is dark malt wood, medium body, little carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is dark malt, wood, peat, and smoke.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Blairgus
The Bruery Pilot Series: Squirrel! 3.9
26 Apr 2016, tap at The Bruery. Black. nose is serious burnt malt followed by serious maple syrup. med/full body and moderately fizzy. this is outstanding! maple syrup comes out much more in the flavor. itís like good, syrup covered pancakes. occasionally the burnt malt lingers through the syrup. very good!
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Blairgus
The Bruery Humulus 7 3.7
26 Apr 2016, tap at The Bruery. gold. nose is sweet granola, dank hops, mild alcohol. thin body and moderately fizzy. very bitter, dank hops, tree bark, very bitter finish. some alcohol, faintly sweet. primarily bitter. nice.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Blairgus
The Bruery Cultivar Belgian Pale Ale 3.5
26 Apr 2016, tap at The Bruery. gold. nose is sweet golden belgian ale with crisp dry, grassy hops. med/thin body and moderately fizzy. very dry, grassy hops, bitter in the middle and finish. bitterness overshadows the pleasant belgian ale. nice.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Scopey
The Bruery Chronology: 12 Old Ale 3.5
Bottle at Craft Islington, thanks to Kenny! It pours deep brown with an adequate beige head. The aroma is big and sweet.... toffee, vanilla, creamy, creme brulee, bourbon and fruit cake. The taste is smooth, bitter - sweet upfront, then plenty of toffee, vanilla creme, banoffee pie, creaminess, vanilla, fruit cake and a good deal of alcohol warmth on the finish. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Creamy and boosty. Full on, but fun in small doses.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

emacgee
The Bruery / Maine Beer Fourthmeal 3.5
Soft golden amber pour with two fingers of rocky off white head. Nose shows citrus/soapy hops and spicy Belgian notes. Overripe citrus and spicy esters in the flavor with some bready/earthy malt. Mandarin orange rind on the finish. Dry and spicy.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

_angst_
The Bruery White Chocolate 3.6
Hand bottled mini sample courtesy of LinusB. Pours tiny hazy deep golden with a very small offwhite head that doesnít leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is intense, malty and sugary with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, caramelized pecans, roasted coconut, white chocolate, hay, minerals, bourbon alcohol and hints of lemon peal and figs. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty, malty, tiny fruity and boozy. Mouthfeel is soft, round, viscous, syrupy, boozy and medium to full bodied. finish is sweet, bitter and salty with caramel, toffee, salt water, vanilla, white chocolate and bourbon alcohol. Bit too big, boozy and salty but perfect for a 30 ml sample.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016