The Bruery Fruet
From The Bruery – Fruet is our fourth anniversary ale. It is the same recipe as Papier and our other anniversary ales, and again was created using the Solera method. Each year we will continue to blend old barrels of anniversary ale with a new batch of the same beer, adding an additional layer of complexity that will grow over time as we continue to age and blend with each anniversary, creating an older average age to the ale. This year, for the first time, we are ONLY offering the 100% bourbon barrel aged version of our anniversary ale. It has taken us four years to work up our capacity enough to do this and we are extremely happy about this offering.
The Bruery – The Bruery Fruet – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 15.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a murky light brown with visible rising carbonation. No head, just a pin stripe around the top of the glass.
Aroma: Maple sugar, bourbon, marmalade.
Taste: Bourbon, chocolate, booze soaked barrel, maple sugar.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: The most balanced, most drinkable batch of 100% Barrel Aged Anniversary Ale yet. While I’ve enjoyed every years batch, it’s been undoubtebly been pegged as a big sweet,over the top bourbon bomb. This years was so much more refined (or as refined as a 15.5% abv beer can be) and I perceived it as a whole new beer. While it’s ready to drink now, have fun cellaring this for your big vertical one day.