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

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RATINGS: 501   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1871) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
On tap at the 2nd anniversary party. Amber color. Hint of booze. Boost nose. Alcohol also gives it a medicinal quality. Nice malty sweetness. Pretty good, but needs some age.
Earlier Rating: 10/11/2009 Total Score: 4.2
On tap at the Bruery during the BA Papier release. Amber color. Some ethanol. Boozy hints. Very good. Some buttery oakiness. Very sweet.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (5163) - 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 (3771) - 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
linusb (1028) - 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 (4442) - 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 (7166) - 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 (838) - 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 (2931) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9907) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (2361) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle as Cuir @ The Drunk Monk, Mataro - Spain. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Oily and really sweet beer. Smell: roasted malt, coffee domination. Very superb complexity. Really nice caramel and sweet domination. Barrel notes. Very complex. Taste: full body super oily. Very sweet and with high coffee roasted malt. Chocolate notes. Really amazing. Aftertaste: coffee and barrel notes. Thanks for this beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (4812) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2016
Bruerys second anniversary beer, vintage bottle at Bruery Sucre Tasting in Bierboom in Bruges. Thin, off-white, lacing head, quickly dissolving in the middle; translucent, coppery burgundy colour, misty. Intense and perfumey aroma of red wine, caramel, hazelnuts, wet oak, vanilla tannins, old madera, cranberry, blue plum, sherry, marmelade, rosehip. Intense, candied sweetness in the mouth paired with dried mushroom-like umami accents, brown sugar sweetness lingering but not cloying; thick but smooth caramelly and honeyish, lightly nutty malt sweetness leading to warming, brandy-like alcohol, quite strongly so and a bit wry, but not disturbing so much seen this beers great complexity; drying woodiness and lovely retronasal vanilla tannins make for a pleasant aftertaste. Great beer, but obviously much more a barley wine than an old ale.


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