The Bruery Reviews




Reid
3.9
The Bruery Mischief
750 ml on sale at Lifesource in Salem OR. $7.99 I for got this in the freezer for few minutes too long..so to begin with it was a wonderful Belgian slushy. Eventually poured a hazy bright yellow ale with a huge frothy and fluffy white head. Aromas of hop , lemon zest and spicy yeast..nice. Same as the aroma but more of a lovely yet weird lemonade finish. Mouth feel is very nice..smooth yet spicy good stuff Very nice beer indeed
Sunday, January 15, 2017

after4ever
2.8
The Bruery Jardinier
750, capped. Pours a slightly hazy burnished medium gold with a gigantic surging sudsy platinum blond head. Big black tea and lemon zest nose. Very tannic. Ultra dry. Not sure why they felt compelled to create a variant that expanded on these characteristics, especially given that this is just the base beer. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Very dry pale cherrio mid palate with iced tea and soft lemon notes. Dry finish.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

pushkinwow
3.4
The Bruery Tripel Tonnellerie
Bottle opened up at the 2016 Ottawa Year-end Gathering. Somewhat hazy golden pour with a frothy white head that eventually calms down. Some oak and light brett, vinous, slightly sweet and a bit musty / dank with yeast and lemon zest at the end. Moderate carbonation and strong body, booze comes through more on the palate, some coriander and burnt malts on the finish. Interesting.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

jules1211
4
The Bruery Mash & Vanilla
really nice vanilla, vanilla for days and days, not what I was expecting out of the barley wine but I really dig it
Sunday, January 15, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
3.9
The Bruery Smoking Wood - Rye Barrel
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out black topped with a small brown head. Nose is big bruery booze sweetness smoke oak notes black licorice some vanilla and brown sugar. Taste is more of the barrel notes rye vanilla chocolate brown sugar sweetness and plenty smoke.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

msbernac
3.4
The Bruery Mischief
Bottle Aroma-fruits, mustard Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-interesting, very drinkable
Sunday, January 15, 2017

msbernac
3.2
The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel
Botrtle Aroma-orange, juice Appearance- golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-not bad
Sunday, January 15, 2017

msbernac
3
The Bruery Jardinier
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits, spices, honey Appearanace-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-light body, thin feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish Overall-not bad
Sunday, January 15, 2017

msbernac
4
The Bruery Mash & Vanilla
Bottle Aroma-cconuts, almonds, vanilla, nuts, caramel Appearance-copper, clear, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stuu666
4.1
The Bruery Melange #14
Bottle at home. Pours deep reddish brown, nose is caramel, toffee, oak, light roasted malts, taste is sweet toffee, caramel, rich, wood, juicy fruit.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thisis12ptfont
4
The Bruery Mash & French Toast
Aromas of maple syrup, molasses, leather, oak, cinnamon, vanilla, toffee, deep rich malts, subtle nuts, roasted malt syrup, toasted malts and dark fruits. Pours a deep mahogany brown with a thin white foam and almost no lacing. Taste brings massive maple syrup, molasses, french toast, toasted caramel, cinnamon and oak upfront. Mid palate offers nuttiness, toffee, dark wort syrup, leather, tree bark, figs and raisins. Finishes with masked alcohol and more maple syrup. Plenty of bourbon is noticeable on the palate. A+ rating.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Padron4KM
3.3
The Bruery So Happens Itís Tuesday
$20 750. Pours dark black, thin tan head, no lace. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, bourbon, oak smoke. Flavor is sweet, bourbon mostly, vanilla, oak, char. Lots of boozy heat.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

vtafro
3.6
The Bruery Melange #12
Bottle. Brown pour with little no head. Hazelnut, chocolate, coffee aromas. Sweet, very sweet, nutty, chocolate and coffee tones, boozy.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

jsnicholas
4
The Bruery So Happens Itís Tuesday
Bottle (750ml $21). (2016, 14.7%). Black, 1 finger tan head. Big bourbon aroma. Dark fruits.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

slowrunner77
4.3
The Bruery Mash & Vanilla
Itís been a while, but this mahogany beer seems like a reissue of Mash, which already had notes of vanilla from the barrels. I was expecting more, especially in the nose. Sweet leaning and a beautiful sipper. Both the malts and hops of the Barleywine come through with the barrel, vanilla coconut toffee and an ever so light bitterness to cut it. Not sure this is different enough from Mash to warrant being made, but it was delicious. Highest 4.3+
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Olo13
3.8
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Good one, not so strong coffee as often is in other beers. Not very sweet, a lot of dry stout character I would say.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Olo13
3.5
The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged 7 Swans a Swimming
Good Quadrupel, but Bourbon character is too strong, it is covering a lot of the base beer.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

PotjeBier
3.6
The Bruery Black Tuesday Imperial Stout
Bottle, shared at a tasting in Tokyo on 1/8/17. 2016 issue. Color is very dark, but not quite black/opaque. Off white head, not much. Aromaís: berries, sweetish, alcohol, whiskey. Retronasal itís sweetish, alcohol, molasses. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, alcohol. Strong alcohol feel obviously, but not overly so. Medium to full bodied (I would have expected it to be syruppy, but no). Finishes with some roast and some bitterness. Didnít quite live up to the expectations, but I heard this issue is not the best. Hopefully my 2012 and 2014 bottles are better.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

ineedbeer
3.4
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is malt forward with chocolate, dark caramel, and toffee. Faint roast and burnt sugar notes. Moderate dark fruit notes with lots of plum and raisin. Some light clove and anise phenolics. Light coffee and faint vanilla. Pours dark brown with a large, thick, pillowy, creamy, tan head that recedes to a thin film that lingers for a bit on the edges. Light lacing and medium legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with lots of chocolate, dark caramel, toffee and toasted bread. Light dark fruit notes with plum, raisin and prunes. Fairly chocolate forward with lighter coffee and vanilla notes. Medium bitterness. Faint phenolics. Some lactose flavor. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low, but present alcohol warmth. Overall, a better tasting beer than I was expecting. The aroma is full of Belgian esters and phenols so I was surprised when the flavor was sweet and malt forward. The coffee and vanilla is super light though and hard to pick up; this is especially the case for the vanilla. The lactose is present, but is also fairly light so the mouthfeel is not as big as one would expect from the flavor.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Skyview
3.9
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Sampled from 750ml bottle and shared by BVery. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored brew with an average sized head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of coffee, fruity and chocolate with a hint of molasses. Taste is full bodied, quite smooth with some flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee creamer. Finish is semi-sweet with lingering coffee and fruit aftertaste.
Friday, January 13, 2017

TheBeerGod
4.1
The Bruery Share This: Molť
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is heavy cinnamon and cocoa with smoked pepper notes. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, smoky pepper and coffee notes. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation and a light peppery heat. Some alcohol warmth and a mild stickiness as well. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, pepper notes and light smokiness. Nice!
Friday, January 13, 2017

Douberd
4
The Bruery Coton
(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.
Friday, January 13, 2017

Bule
4
The Bruery Melange #14
750ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Nice bourbon flavor. Some vanilla. Other more intense flavors that Don't balance so well.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

60minuteman
3.7
The Bruery So Happens Itís Tuesday
Tap at TJís. Dark pour with slight tan head. Thick and heavy aroma of licorice, tobacco, coffee and dark roasted malts. There may be hop but thatís not what this is about. Thereís a touch of clove but it finishes black licorice, bourbon and tobacco.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SG111
3.2
The Bruery So Happens Itís Tuesday
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is licorice and raisin, prune galore. A lot of dark fruit. Some chocolate. Flavor is wow, dark fruit, raisin, plum, licorice. Too much dark fruit so much so that itís bitter. Umm, not my favorite.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

mR_fr0g
3.6
The Bruery Partridge in a Pear Tree
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. .A hazed nut brown colourd pour with a halo of light tan head. Aroma is plum fruit, mint, cakey malts, toffee, pear. Little age on the nose. Flavour is composed of sweet, plummy jammy fruits, apple cake, little earthy wood. mint. Palate is sweet and sticky, moderate carbonation.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Andrew196
3.9
The Bruery Jardinier
Bomber - pours cloudy gold, massive white meringue head, thick clingy lace. Aaronís is heavy in spice, lemon, sour earth, peach, white grape peel and sun drenched grain. Sharp on the tongue, super dry. More white grape, taffy, celery, Belgian yeast... Well balanced. Good.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

beer_queue
3.8
The Bruery Autumn Maple
Itís what youíd expect from a Belgian-influenced beer in terms of its malt & yeast qualities, but the molasses, maple syrup, & spice give this beer that distinct Fall seasonal character. Yams not too pronounced, but maybe Iím mixing that with the malt & syrup combo. Regardless, itís a solid Autumn offering from The Bruery; decent price for a 750ml bottle and tastes superior to many pumpkin beers!
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

justsayswell
3
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing
Mostly clear deep amber pour with a massive, slightly fizzy head. Aroma is esters, alcohol, hazelnut, coffee, plum. Oily, chewy palate with almost no carbonation. Taste is coffee, cocoa, toffee, dark fruit. Finishes fairly sweet with an almost vinous astringency at the very end.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

bwa5879
3.5
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing
Pours a very red brown with just a hint of khaki head that quickly disappeared. The aroma initially seems like astringent malt liquor. Deeper whiffs reveal Belgian yeast esters like banana, deep bitter cocoa, some characteristics of mole - cinnamon and vanilla and chili pepper form a buttery blend. Carbonation is soft, thicker oily mouthfeel, finishes crisp. Aroma has the mole flavors like the nose, with some acidity that is reminiscent of coffee, some prunes. Complexity is a bit fresh and abrasive, would perhaps be advisable to age for 6-12 months.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Mesjasz
4.1
The Bruery White Mocha
The Bruery White Mocha - w aromacie ogrom charakteru beczki od bourbonu, szczegolnie dominuje kokos. Smak słodki kawowy owocowy, kawowy. Wybitnie ukryty alkohol.
Monday, January 9, 2017

Mesjasz
4.1
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
The Bruery Share This Coffee - kawa, paloność, słodkie, lekko wytrawne, kawowe, dosyć dużo kakao.
Monday, January 9, 2017

ineedbeer
3.6
The Bruery Rueminator
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is fruity with a lot of raisin, prune and plum notes. Quite a bit of malt too with toasted bread, caramel, toffee and hints of chocolate and roast. Tons of oak (probably too much) with a light vanilla note. Pours dark brown with some burnt amber hues and a medium large to large, thick, creamy, dark tan head that recedes steadily to a thin film that lingers throughout. No lacing and medium legs. Flavor is fairly sweet with a lot of malt character, but it is balanced with quite a bit of oak. Lots of toasted bread and caramel with lighter toffee, treacle, and roast notes. Medium light fruitiness with raisin and prune. Lots of oak with some light vanilla notes. Moderate alcohol spice notes. Medium low to low bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Overall, an ok beer, but certainly not something I would want to drink a whole bottle of again. The character is just too strong for the beer, and while the malt profile is nice the fruitiness and the oak donít give it enough of the stage.
Monday, January 9, 2017

UXO
2
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing
Appearance: slightly hazy amber-brown with one fat finger of fluffy ivory head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: astringent coffee grounds, caramel, cocoa, vanilla. (4/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, moderate astringent. (3/10) Palate: medium body tending watery, moderate to low carbonation, moderate bitter and astringent finish. (2/5) Well, thatís coincidental - just earlier today, I expressed surprise that The Bruery could be capable of producing a sink pour, then lo and behold, I get my own. I was reserving this for my last gasp at Christmas, and thatís pretty much precisely what it ended up being: the last kick in the nuts from one of the worst Christmases on record. A muddled mess of overextracted coffee grounds in dishwater - deeply disappointing. (8/20)
Sunday, January 8, 2017

jc1762
3.6
The Bruery Melange #3
Thanks Mr Miller for sharing the bottle! Poured into a taster showing moderately filtered porter brown with no head. The nose shows light caramel. The palate is light bodied and highly carbonated. Moderately sweet with light flavors of vanilla and caramel with a light smoky finish.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Douberd
4.5
The Bruery Smoking Wood - Rye Barrel
(The Bruery Smoking Wood - Rye Barrel) Bottle 750ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 13% Black coloured body, small and a bit thin dark brown head on top, with average retention. Aroma has rye, lots of wood, cork, vinous notes, light smoke. Taste of rye, whiskey, peat, light smoke, lots of wood, oak, faint sourness but mostly sweet, alcohol as it warms up, vanilla. Medium body, carbonation on good levels. Sticky palate. Very good, even better when it got warmer.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

floydslip
3.5
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing
Sparkling chestnut brown beer with a thick foamy light tan head. Sweet nose of milk chocolate, vanilla, and mocha. Flavor is also quite sweet with coffee, stewed prunes, and cream followed by a lightly roasted bitterness that counterbalances a little, but not all of the sweetness. With a creamy, slightly viscous body, this is a dessert in a glass. Different, but not something to drink all the time.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Cavie
4.7
The Bruery Chronology: 12 Old Ale
Bottle. Murky reddish brown. Light carb. Sugary sweet nose, light sour, barrel, syrup, bread. Flavor is amazing. Rich sugar, rye bread, sweet, syrup, wood. Warmth is welcomed on the finish. This is FANTASTIC ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Nsanders
4.1
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
750mL. Deep red brown with a lasting orange brown head. Earthy coffee, molasses, light smokiness, leather and vine aromas. Light unsweetened chocolate flavor followed by a medium bitter coffee bitterness. Heavy body with a syrupy feel.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

ineedbeer
3.8
The Bruery Bois Fumť
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is very rich and malty. Lots of dark caramel, toffee, treacle, and burnt sugar. Lighter chocolate and roast notes. Light smoke notes. Light oak. Medium light bourbon notes with some alcohol spice. Pours a very dark brown, but not quite black with a small, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers for a some time. No lacing and sheets of alcohol. Flavor is very sweet with lots of malt character. Tons of dark caramel, toffee and treacle. Moderate chocolate and burnt sugar notes with lighter roast notes, and smokiness. Light tobacco notes. Medium light oak notes with moderate bourbon flavors. Fairly hot with a lot of alcohol spice. Lingering caramel, roast bourbon, and alcohol spice in the finish. Moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium high to high alcohol warmth. Overall, better than I was expecting. The smoke character is rather light and well integrated with the malt profile. Nice sweetness that helps a bit to hide the alcohol. Tough to drink a whole bottle by yourself though.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

jasonp
5
The Bruery Mash & Vanilla
Bottle. Pours a gorgeous dark bronze with a disapating white head. Intense, beautiful oak, vanilla nose with a pleasant zing of alcohol. Flavor is just popping all over the place...toffee/caramel, brown sugar, perfectly balanced bold earthy/herbal hop character, raisins, figs, HUGE vanilla/oak/bourbon presence, light smoke and pipe tobacco. A bit of *pleasant* alcohol warmth and black pepper in the finish. Full and lush on the palate with a smooth texture and the perfect level of fine-beaded carbonation. Probably the most enjoyable drinking experience I can remember within the past 5 years or so. Magnificent.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

slowrunner77
4
The Bruery Chronology: 12 Wee Heavy
Still sweet and a little hot, but with just a touch more depth of character than I remember the 6 month having (a month ago). Sweet caramel, toffee, bourbon wood and vanilla. Nice sipper.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

rami_pl
4.2
The Bruery White Mocha
Panel #12
Rami Rami is drinking a White Mocha by The Bruery at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Kawy malutko, ale jaka fajna beeeeczka, ta taka bruerowa typowa, kokos, wanilia, granat, ziemiste, aromat kosmos. W uscie ciut gorzej. Klasa

Saturday, January 7, 2017

rami_pl
4
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Panel #11
Rami Rami is drinking a Share This: Coffee by The Bruery at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Kawa, zboze, kawa, czeko, kawa, srednio ciala, slodkawo, gladko, ciut owocow. Bdb

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Bacterial
3.7
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Dark brown pour with a slight head. Massive coffee nose and again in the taste. Nice, finishing a bit sweet.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

JK
3.7
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Medium! Sweet, and lots of coffee with milk. Enough sugar and a heavy palate that you know it is high in alcohol. Thick and heavy.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

deyholla
3.5
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Sampled from the bottle, thanks for sharing. Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of coffee and dark grains roasted malts with a dark grain backbone. Flavor has has roasted malts and dark grains with coffee growing.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

jackl
2.5
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Bottle. Thanks to whoever shared this. Deep brown pour with a small head. Nose is dark chocolate and coffee. Caramelized brown sugar. Flavor is very, very sweet. Jesus. Pretty sure my heart rate immediately elevated after drinking my sample. Loads of brown sugar. Raisin and coffee. Full body, sticky.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

thomashall
3.6
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Bomber shared by Bvery, thanks buddy! Dark thick pour. Sweet boozy aroma. Taste metal up front, boozy, some coffee. Not my favorite from them.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

BVery
4
The Bruery Share This: Coffee
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a minor head. Rich coffee, slick palate. Some dryness. Rich. Nice.
Saturday, January 7, 2017