The Bruery Reviews


monk191
The Bruery 8 Maids-A-Milking 3.6
A quite nice imperial stout. Pours a beautiful deep thick black with a tan head. Smells of milk, cola and alcohol. Taste is very creamy and milky, with macadamia nuts, followed by cola and a boozy finish. Had in the bottle.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

KyotoLefty
The Bruery Mocha Wednesday 4.1
Tap at the Rate Beer Awards Festival. Huge nose of coffee, bourbon, umami. Sweet, somewhat tart, cream and vanilla, perfect use of coffee really. Lovely.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

jackl
The Bruery Roble Blanco 2.2
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Gold pour with a small head. Strongly herbal nose. Lemon lime soda and some botanicals. Flavor is hot, a bit soupy, with a strongly sweet finish. Lemon / lime concentrate. Weirdly cloying. Sticky. Hard to love.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

jackl
The Bruery The Wanderer 3.7
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Medium amber pour with a small off-white head. Nose is moderately acetic. Some tart red berry skin. Cranberry and cherry. A bit of toasty malt. Caramel. Flavor is initially pretty tart with a sweet malty ballast. Toasted grain. Moderate spice. Soured dark fruit skin. Lip-puckering. Medium body, soft carb.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

rumproasts
The Bruery Jardinier 3.4
Tap. Golden yellow with one finger head. Dry cracker malt. Earthy hops. Fairly mild bitterness. Light Belgian notes.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

rumproasts
The Bruery Mischief 3.7
Tap. Hazy golden yellow with one finger head. Moderately sweet body. Spicy pepper, banana. Complex and interesting.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

JohnnyJ
The Bruery / Maine Beer Fourthmeal 3.7
On draft at the brewery. Clear golden pour, with a white head. Light bread, grassy, herbal, floral, notes of citrus, mildly bitter, clean, fruity yeast, and dry cracker. Nice clean, drinkable Belgian ale.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

jcos
The Bruery / Maine Beer Fourthmeal 4
Location/Date:Bottle on 2/7/2016.

Appearance: Pours a medium orange.
Aroma: Aroma of lemon, some pine.
Taste: Pine bitterness, light lmeon, lightly yeasty.
Palate:Medium body, lightly lingering aftertaste.

Summary: Pretty much what I was expecting from these two working together. A nice bitter belgian ale, nice aroma, not overly aggressive.

Monday, February 08, 2016

drfabulous
The Bruery Mash 3.7
Bottle opened at Kevin’s. Malty brown and sugar sticky - as always - beer. Decent.
Monday, February 08, 2016

Ernesto987
The Bruery Provisions Series: Mother Funker 2.7
sour trash. This is vinegar, salad dressing. Again, bruery is terrible, stop buying them. This isnt beer, this is overpriced salad dressing.
Monday, February 08, 2016

Ernesto987
The Bruery / Hangar 24 Ichigo Highway 2.9
ouch. This is strawberry vinegrette. Reason 1001 why I don’t drink bruery beers. LOL. Straight strawberry juice and nothing else.
Monday, February 08, 2016

Ernesto987
The Bruery / Three Floyds Rue D’Floyd 3.1
Bottle shared, a little past its prime. Flavored oxidized and sharpened. cherries are stale. Sweet base. Some spices. Odd and don’t like. Too boozy.
Monday, February 08, 2016

JohnnyJ
The Bruery Arrrggghhh! 3.1
On draft at the brewery. Yellow pour, with a white head. Sweet coconut, grain, lotion, grassy, bitter, and notes of citrus. I’m not liking it too much.
Monday, February 08, 2016

MarinaMarket
The Bruery Arrrggghhh! 3.8
Super pour. Fabulous head. Great mouthfeel with lots of hops, coconut, and semi sweet finish. Very nice. Tasted at 46.7°F.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

seeswo
The Bruery Wineification 3.5
Looks a pretty burgundy edge on a dark body. Smells of dry wine notes. The taste is very dry, and a bit bland. Not what I was hoping for, not sure age has done this beer well.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

monk191
The Bruery Mash 3.5
A good barleywine. Very malty and boozy. Pours a clear red with a tan head. Smells of bourbon, caramel and vanilla, along with an overall maltiness. Taste is similar. Bourbon and malts upfront, followed by caramel and vanilla. More bourbon in the finish. Quite malty, but very tasty. Had in the bottle.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

PhillyCraft
The Bruery / Maine Beer Fourthmeal 3.9
Bottle shared with Bill, pours hazy orange golden with medium white head. Notes of soft belgian fruit, orange resin, and light pepper. Finish is bitter and dry. Really nice belgian with all these dank Maine hops in her.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

fluffy
The Bruery / Smog City Atomic Kangarue 2.6
while good, i felt that the body was a little thinner than i would like and didnt quite wallop the taste buds. still good though.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

JulienHuxley
The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday 3.7
Bottle shared, 2016 vintage. Black pour with thin white head. Aroma is very fruity, cocoa, boozy notes, light vanilla. Taste is super sweet, boozy, tons of chocolate, roasty acidity, light acrid flavor. Palate is full bodied, slick and sticky with nice warming alcohol. Still way too much, but better than BT imo.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

nickd717
The Bruery / Maine Beer Fourthmeal 4.1
750ml bottle. Phenomenal appearance, brilliant golden with a lacy whIte head. Hoppy, bready hop and yeast aroma. Pineapple, pine, straw, and orange, herbal aroma. Dry flavor, hint of Belgium, bitter citrus and herbal hop finish. Pale malt base. Medium bodied and clean and crisp. Quite enjoyable, more so than Taco Bell’s offering of the same name.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

AgentAle
The Bruery Mischief 4
Aroma is clove ,tart, lemon grass, and light wine. Taste is light tart,lemongrass, caramel and yeast. Appearance is a hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

adster
The Bruery Melange #3 4.3
A 750 ml-es üvegek királya, a The Bruery főzde palackjainak mindegyike magán hordoz egyfajta elit-jelleget, az embernek ugyanis rendre olyan érzése támad az elegáns küllemű darabok láttán, hogy a bennük rejlő ital igazi különlegesség hordozója, olyan, melyre érdemes odafigyelni. Nem mondhatnám, hogy a márka főzeteinek legnagyobb ismerője vagyok, az eddigi tapasztalatok azonban megerősíteni látszanak az exkluzív jelleget a Bruery-sörök tekintetében, különösen ha egy díjnyertes elegy hordozója a főszereplő, mely nem akármilyen komponensekből állt elő, s amely alkoholfok tekintetében sem utolsó. Ez az american strong ale nem viccel, amikor intenzív jellegről, kiemelkedő tartalomról, makulátlan szerkezetről esik szó, egyszerűen lenyűgöző karakter tárul elénk a felnyitását követően. Illata marcipános, karamelles és vaníliás, sokszínűsége magával ragadó. A műfaj valamennyi sajátosságát megcsillantja, magán visel minden jegyet, amely egy hasonló kaliberű főzettől elvárható. Az american strong ale afféle iskolapéldája, amely anélkül vonultatja fel gigantikus arzenálját, hogy azok súlya alatt előbb-utóbb repedezni kezdenének az alapok, s fogyasztója számára megterhelővé válna a karakter. Itt ugyanis bár semmi esetre sem hétköznapi italról van szó, nem válik nyomasztóvá a különleges jelleg, a sokadik korty után sem állít kihívás elé a tartalom befogadása. A mondanivaló ugyanis tökéletesen lekerekített és fogyasztóbarát, az igényességre törekvés menthetetlenül kiütközik a szerkezeten. Bár a vanília, a fahordós-tölgyes jelleg, a karamella, a marcipános és likőrös jegyek, a fekete gyümölcsök hangulata nem a visszafogottság megtestesítői egy sör esetében, s ezen intenzív komponensek jelenléte a kezdeti lehengerlő hatást követően hamar átcsaphat csömörbe, a kiegyensúlyozottság foka, a tökéletesen alátámasztott test ez esetben gondoskodik a minőség folyamatos biztosításáról, az érdeklődés lankadatlanságáról, az izgalmak szüntelenségéről. S ahogyan az intenzív jelleg a kortyolása során mindvégig megmarad, olyannyira lapul meg a háttérben az alkoholfok cseppet sem elhanyagolható, mégis észrevétlenül munkálkodó mértéke.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

laiti
The Bruery Cuivre 4
75 cl bottle @ home. Bottle #06152
As ”Fruet”, 15,5%, bought 07/2012
Aroma has bourbon tones, alcohol and ripe fruits. Flavour has bourbon, woody tones, sweet malt, ripe fruits, more bourbon and warming alcohol. Man, this is 100% bourbon and 100% sweet malt. Works as a slow sipper but don’t you try to finish a bottle alone. I dare you.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

tiong
The Bruery Cuivre 3.7
750ml bottle

as Fruet, 2012 vintage - Pours dark reddish brown with a tiny bubbly head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee, syrup, bourbon, wood, vanilla, toffee, oak and molasses. Taste is heavy, sweetish and woody with loads of caramely malts, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, oak and syrup. Finish is sweet, warming with alcohol and heavy with maltiness, bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla, toffee, syrup and candies. Feels like a sweet and heavy barley wine with some bourbon mixed in.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

olio
The Bruery Cuivre 4
75 cl bottle. (15.5% abv) 2012 vintage.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Ripe fruits and mild hops on the nose, plums and caramel, some wooden notes. Caramel and toffee on the flavor, vanilla, wood, malts and some alcohol warmth, nice bourbon notes. As said that, the alcohol fairly well hidden overall, sweetness also, very nice slow sipper. Worth to note that this bottle has been aged for a while, with good results.
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Saturday, February 06, 2016

popery
The Bruery Smooth Criminal 4
The beer pours a warm brown with some mahogany glow to it. Polished wood paneling and oiled leather. Some haze. Small creamy white head, fading. The aroma is treacle and molasses with a vanilla bourbon overlay. This is a fancy caramel booze dessert. It’s almost too sweet and inviting to be considered refined. Alcohol is kept out of the way. It’s like someone wanted to make candy bourbon for kids. The taste isn’t quite as guiltily sweet. More wood. Like licking dried up bourbon syrup off a worn oak desk. The beer does lack the chewy depth of the old ale all stars, but it still scratches that sticky caramel itch. Round but not thick on the feel. Solid and reassuring.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

joeneugs
The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged 2 Turtle Doves 3.9
Bottle at RBWG. It pours a dark brown color with an off white head. The aroma is nutty with some almond-like oxidation notes. Toasted malt. The flavor is very nutty with strong cocoa and nice supporting notes of dark fruit. Fig, dates and maybe some sherry. Another one that seems to have done well with some age. A good sipper.
Friday, February 05, 2016

thirdeye11
The Bruery Chronology: 12 Old Ale 3.6
(750ml bottle) very cloudy deep caramel-colored pour, lasting fine tan bubbles. Nose is very sweet, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, alcohol, charred oak. Taste is even sweeter, slightly charred brown sugar, rum raisin, dates, bourbon, caramel, one dimensional. It’s good but very sweet and hard to drink a lot of. Delicious nonetheless.
Friday, February 05, 2016

hopscotch
The Bruery Shegöat 3.7
Bottle... Hazy dirty-orange pour with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma features vanilla and winter spices. Full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is a mélange of rich toffee, vanilla and graham malts, accompanied by seasonal spice rack fun and a nice, acidic/mildly tart component. Finishes tangy, malty and minerally. Bottle shared with the south Florida crew by biggsbowler!
Thursday, February 04, 2016

hopscotch
The Bruery / Three Floyds Floyd D’Rue 3.9
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Smells like a marriage of Captain Morgan spiced rum and chocolate - loads of vanilla bean and cola nut. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor features a moderate measure of burnt bitterness and tons of boozy, sweet rum and vanilla. Boozy, bittersweet, toasty finish. Thanks to landhoney for sharing this delicious brew!
Thursday, February 04, 2016

tderoeck
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-) 3
17/I/16 - 75cl bottle @ Algemene Vergadering Gentse Biervereniging - BB: n/a (2016-44) Thanks to Bene for sharing the bottle!

Pretty cloudy bright blond beer, small to no head. Aroma: bit sweet, brown beans in a can, sweet, lots of vanilla. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, lots of vanilla, bit sugary, hint of banana. Aftertaste: sweet, sugary, some caramel, lots of banana. Just dunking a bunch of stuff in a beer, doesn’t necessarily make it a good beer...

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Ferris
The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday 3.5
Bottle - Big boozy roast and dark chocolate. Jet black with a decent white head. Dark sweet molasses and some booze.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Homer321
The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday 3.8
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks phalluslu. Nose is fudge with chocolate. Light roast. A bit of oxidation and wood, pitch black, small light brown head. Taste is initially quite bitter like a dark cocoa or coffee. Follows with more palatable fudge creamy texture with moderate booze overtones. Light vanilla. Pretty dang good.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

ARH
The Bruery Mash 3.9
750mL bottle poured into a goblet. The aroma is a strong raisin, dates, and figs aroma with pear, burnt caramel and wood notes. There’s an undertone of bourbon and a hint of peanut butter. The aroma is a murky copper with an off white soap head that has mild retention and a filmy surface and leaves a light, web lace. The texture is thick and chewy with a mild, fizzy carbonation and a full body. The taste is highly bittersweet, with perhaps slightly more bitterness (notably as it warms). The flavor profile is rich, burnt bourbon caramel and dark fruits and pears up front with some ash to the mouthfeel. A burnt nut character finishes the drink with a wood resin and dry bourbon warmth and floral grassy cleanliness. Dry bourbon caramel lingers in the aftertaste with some peanut butter, a hint of toasted bread and biscuit. some floral, and a bit of raisin that cleans quickly with hints of caramel and pecan lingering.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Leighton
The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday 3.6
Bottle shared during RBWG 2016. Pours rich brown-black with a creamy tan head. The nose has some cocoa, gingerbread, burnt toffee. Heavy sweet, with dark sugar syrup, more gingerbread, some dried fruits, raisins, plums. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Hot finish with more syrup, faint cocoa, lots of dried dark fruits, alcohol, gingerbread. This is a kind of fun sugary booze sauce; enjoyable in small doses.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

mR_fr0g
The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday 3.9
Bottle shared at RBWG 2016. Huge thanks to Peter Phalussu. Dark black / brown with reddy hues, halo of mid tan head. Aroma is hot solvent, alcohol, cakey, rich dark choc, roast, boozy, tart cherry. Flavour is composed of sweet nutty cakey, boozy, nutty, spicy fruit cake, warming alcohol, bourbon barrel, oak. Palate is medium, sweet, moderate carbonation, velvety. Good.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Theydon_Bois
The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday 3.9
Bottle split in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’16, thanks to Peter, 02/02/16 14% version.. Black with a well appointed khaki covering. Nose is sweet malt, raisens, liquid chocolate, molasses, toffee fudge. Taste comprises rich fruit cake, sweet caramelised sugars, chocolate melt, boozey overtures, dried raisens, molastic, light peppery spice, chocolate orange liqueur. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, warming alcohol rising in the close. Decent impy, if a touch hot.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

VsXsV
The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday 4
Bottle at hotel lobby fart share @RBWG 2016. Opaque black liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, bourbon, chocolate, light booze, light coffee and dried fruit. Taste is medium to high sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, bourbon, light coffee and caramel. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Pretty similar to BT. Needs aging.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

JPDIPSO
The Bruery Smoking Wood - Bourbon Barrel 4.2
Oily brown body with tan/brown head. Big, big, big aromas with rye, wood, bourbon, smoke, black licorice, vanilla, black malt and molasses. Big flavors as well; with rye, iodine, black strap, buckwheat, smoke and peat linger. Warming after 12 oz., yet alcohol is neither easily caught in the flavors nor felt on the palate. Very smooth feel.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Errl
The Bruery Arbre - Alligator Char 4.1
Bottle...Pour is black with a tan head..Nose char, spice, roast, chocolate, smoke...Taste is roast, smoke, dark ash, musty..
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Errl
The Bruery Arbre - Medium Toast 3.7
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a light tan head..Nose is roast, dark chocolate, oak, sawdust, wet oak..Taste is smoke, oak, roasty, dark chocolate, heavy vanilla, coffee..
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Dogbrick
The Bruery / Beachwood BBQ Mrs. Stoutfire 3.9
This brew is an inky black color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt, wood and chocolate. Medium to full body with flavors of burnt malt, fudge, earthy hops and wood. The finish is smokey with a woody and malty aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Dogbrick
The Bruery Melange #12 4.3
This beer pours a murky dark reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of bourbon, oaky vanilla, dark fruit and roasted nuts. The finish is oaky with a malty and nutty aftertaste. Very good beer all around.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Dogbrick
The Bruery Arbre - Alligator Char 4
This brew pours black with some brown around the edges, and a medium thick beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, oak, dark chocolate and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, charred malt, dark fruit and bittersweet chocolate. The finish is roasty with a malty and oaky aftertaste. Good beer all around.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Dogbrick
The Bruery Arbre - Medium Toast 3.9
Pours black with a little brown around the edges, and a medium thick beige head that recedes gradually to a film. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak, roasted malt and vanilla. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, charred malt, chocolate and dark fruit. The finish is roasty with a malt and vanilla aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Dogbrick
The Bruery Arbre - Light Toast 3.8
This beer pours black with some brown around the edges, and a medium beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of oak, malt and fruit. Medium to full-bodied with flavors of roast malt, oaky vanilla and dark fruits. The finish is roasty and oaky with a malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

daleharshman
The Bruery 7 Swans a Swimming 2.9
750 ml bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in November 2014 ($11.69). POURS a dark cola brown color with one finger of tan foam that soon recedes. AROMA of dark sticky toffee, grilled fruit, wine (both red and white), raspberry vinaigrette(!), and yeast. FLAVOR is actually sour with significant notes of green apple and mild fruity vinaigrette; some toffee and dark fruits (and alcohol) are in there but muted behind the acidic sourness. Finishes with acidic tartness. Well, it looks like this is at least mildly infected. Strange since I had cellared the bottle properly these past 14 months and there was no gushing. Bummer as I do love quads, especially on a colder San Diego day like today. I have another bottle for the vertical in five years...no idea if that one could be infected or not. (154, 1008)
Monday, February 01, 2016

marcus
The Bruery Mocha Wednesday 3.9
At Ratebeer Best. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a huge dark molasses and coffee flavor with a lot of alcohol burn. Pretty complex, but overwhelmed by alcohol.
Monday, February 01, 2016

VsXsV
The Bruery Mocha Wednesday 3.9
Draught at RateBeer Best festival. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, raw sugar, bourbon, sweet alcohol and toffee. Taste is medium to high sweet with notes of coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Full bodied with low carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Very high boost.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Fritz123
The Bruery Mischief 3.8
Bottle in cellar. Had at home in my big Rapp snifter. Pours a mild brown with an ample head. Aroma is Belgian sugars, candy, Belgian yeasts, apricot, plums, and earth. Taste is dark fruits first chased by the dark candy sugars, Belgian yeasts, and finishes slight bitter hoppy. Little grassy at the end but good. Medium body, not boozy at all. Well balanced. Enjoyable!
Monday, February 01, 2016