Although I love Winter, I’m looking forward to the Spring, especially the Spring flowers. But, I tend to like bigger beers in the Winter, so let’s see how this one was.
Style: Old Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Bruery is a boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, CA specializing in barrel aged and experimental ales. Founded as a small, friend & family run business in 2008, The Bruery takes its unique moniker from founder Patrick Rue’s family surname. Patrick picked up homebrewing as a hobby, later to become an obsession, as a distraction to the banality of law school. Soon he was winning numerous awards for his beers and driving his wife, Rachel, mad with the messes that he would leave on the kitchen stove. Upon finishing school, he took it upon himself to draw up a business plan rather than study for the California Bar exam – a risky endeavor that shows through still today in the creative, genre-tilting beers that The Bruery prides itself on.”
Random: Val and I are spending a relaxing day at home. It’s been a crazy week at work, so it’s a nice way to spend the day.
The beer poured with a two finger, tan head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color that was cloudy with little carbonation visible. The nose was really, really boozy. To counter that, I got some notes of bourbon, brown sugar and raisin. The taste was equally sweet and intensely boozy. The brown sugar came through with some molasses. There was some toffee and caramel as well, but it then went into bourbon and vanilla. The body was thick with light carbonation. The finish was really sweet and sticky and boozy. I thought this beer was good, but quickly became overwhelming for me. I’m glad I tried it, but wouldn’t rush back to have it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0