Beer Review: THE BRUERY FRUET

Beer Review: THE BRUERY FRUET

Publisher

  • The Bruery

Genre

  • Barrel Aged Beer, Old Ale

Print Length

  • 750 ml. bottle

ISBN

  • Not applicable

“The Bruery Fruet” by The Bruery is presented as their fourth anniversary ale, following the same recipe as their previous anniversary ales like Papier. Crafted using the Solera method, this beer involves blending old barrels of anniversary ale with a new batch each year, adding complexity that deepens over time. For the first time, the brewery offers a version of this ale that is solely bourbon barrel aged, a milestone achieved after four years of capacity building.

Appearance The beer pours a murky light brown with visible carbonation. It lacks a head, showing only a thin ring around the top of the glass.

Aroma Aromas of maple sugar, bourbon, and marmalade waft from the glass.

Taste The flavor profile features prominent notes of bourbon, chocolate, barrel-aged character, and maple sugar sweetness.

Mouthfeel The beer is full-bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall Impressions This batch of The Bruery Fruet stands out for its balance and drinkability compared to previous iterations of the 100% Barrel Aged Anniversary Ale. While previous batches have been known for their bold, sweet, and bourbon-forward profiles, this year’s offering is more refined, presenting itself almost like a new beer. Although it is enjoyable to drink now, it has great potential for aging, promising an exciting experience for those looking to cellar it for a vertical tasting in the future.