Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Bruery Sucre 2014 Anniversary Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is The Bruery Sucre 2014 Anniversary Ale - 100% Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Commercial description: “Sucré is our sixth anniversary ale, loosely brewed in the English-style Old Ale tradition using our house Belgian yeast strain and then blended using the solera method.
A portion of each of our anniversary ales is saved in our barrels and blended in with the next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character that comes with aged. Layered with complex flavors of dark fruit, vanilla, oak, and burnt sugar, Sucré is a robust ale, surely the perfect beer to mark this major milestone.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a thick caramel color with a nice tan head spotty lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, bourbon, oak, dark fruits, toffee, coconut, graham crackers and booze.
Taste: Caramel, bourbon, oak barrel, dark fruit, vanilla, toffee, toasted coconut, brown sugar and huge malty sweetness.
Overall: Thick and rich, The Bruery Sucre 2014 Anniversary Ale is an exceptional and complex barrel aged beer.  This 16.9% ABV offering is tremendous.  I drank this bottle alone and when I pick up another bottle I won’t do that again. This one is masterful.


Mark Harvey

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