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

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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2010 2nd Anniversary Ale. This sturdy beer marks our second year, an incredible year of growth and learning experiences. Together may our supporters, our brewery, and this beer grow in complexity and refinement over the years.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pours murky brownish orange with a thick off white head. Aroma is very complex. Figs, raisins, oak, cinnamon, clove, dark brown sugar, sour apple, and booze make up the amazing aroma. Taste is figs, plum, alcohol, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, apples, pears, and sweet oak barrel. Hides the 14.5% very well. Delicious.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (1184) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Tasted as part of a 7 year Bruery vertical, so its somewhat hard to give a rating, considering that most of the beers are aliased. So, here are my impressions:

Papier: Quite oxidized, which dominates the flavor. Still, its enjoyable as an old ale, and the malts still give off a nice toffee impression.:

Coton: Much less oxidized. Smooth and sweet, without really any heat from the alcohol. Drinks really nicely.

Cuir: This is probably right at the "sweet spot," at 5.5 years. No real oxidization, but all of the alcohol and hop bitterness from some of the younger batches is also tempered. Great, rich malty profile.

Fruet:Similar to Cuir, and also drinking nicely right now. Slightly perceptible hop bitterness.

Bois: Noticeably more aggressive than the batches from earlier years. Some alcohol heat coming through.

Sucre::The smooth malt sweetness from the earlier batches has been completely overwhelmed by alcohol at this point. Bitter and hot.

Cuivre: Even after a night of drinking big, flavorful beers, this made a strong assault on everyones taste buds. Its over a year old, but the individual flavor threads (Malt, hop, esters, alcohol) are too overpowering. Hot -- give it a few more years!

What did I learn from drinking this many Bruery anniversary beers in one night? They definitely benefit from some aging -- Id say that 4 to 6 years is probably their sweet spot, with the heat from the 15%+ ABV giving way to some nice sweetness at that point. Oh, and dont do a tasting this intense on a Thursday.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (4088) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle, thanks t0rin0! Light hazy deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, raw sugar, port wine and red berries. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, raw sugar, raisins and port wine. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice! Aged well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5355) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2017
(The Bruery Coton) -As The Bruery Cuir- Bottle 750ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 14.5%. Bottled on 2011, bottle number 2351. Dark brown colour on the body, small tan head sitting on top, with good density though and average retention. Aroma has lots of bourbon, caramel, dark fruits, prunes, alcohol, vanilla, wood, barrel character. Taste is sweet with plenty of bourbon again, dark fruits, vanilla, raisins, prunes, dates, light chocolate even, toasted malts. Medium body, soft carbonation, pretty sticky on the palate. Very good and it has hold up very well, pretty easy to drink too in spite of the high ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3851) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
August 13, 2016. Bottles at Bruery Bonanza 2016 as Cuir and Papier. Thanks for sharing!
Dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, boozy with caramel, raisins, prunes, dark sugar and alcohol. Taste is sweet, slight boozy and bitter. Finish is warming alcohol, sweet burnt caramel, raisins, some sherry notes and a touch of cardboard. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

Papier showed more signs of oxidation and had too much cardboard notes and had a metallic touch to it.
6-4-6-4-13=33

Cuir was in better shape and just had minor cardboard notes.
8-4-7-4-15=38

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdmiralVernon (1102) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
A: Cloudy, deep brown coloured with a thin light brown lacing. N: Vanilla, figs, dates, bourbon, rye bread T: Dried fruits like figs, hint of apricot, aluminum, bourbon O: Decent. Have a bit problem with the metal mouthfeel...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4603) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2016
Draft at Broken Barrel anniversary. Murky brownish pour with minimal head. Nose is papery with oxidation. Taste is slightly better. Super sweet raisins, overall ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle @ The Levi Tasting. Deep brown with a small head. Aroma is salty, rich. Chocolate. Similar flavor. Umami. Salty. Rich. Leathery. Full body, oily.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (884) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting. Caramel brown pour. Sweet boozy aroma. Taste follows, nice balance between sweet and boozy. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2949) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
2011 vintage shared by Caleb - thanks!! Dark brown pour, massive toffee nose. Smooth, sweet, boozy, bourbon, really nice!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (10051) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bomber thanks to Caleb! Amber brownish orange pour. Boozy. Wood. Diabetes sugary, like many of Bruerys beers. But its good.


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