Tag Archives: 2015 vintage

Bruery Terreux Beret

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 9%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2015 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Sour Wit Ale brewed with spices and aged in oak barrels with raspberries. Balanced – fruity – bright.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.38
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2015 vintage, bottled on 20th May 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A cloudy dark golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart and sour, raspberry, wheat, barnyard funk, oak with hints of lime.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, cranberry-apple, wheat, lemon-lime and Belgian yeast with only a hint of oak and funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was ok, but not quite as much raspberry as I hoped for. I was surprised by the higher than expected ABV though, as the alcohol was well hidden.

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Bruery Terreux Gypsy Tart

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 8.7%
Style: Belgian Flanders Oud Bruin
Other Notes: 2015 vintage. 15 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Flemish-style Brown Ale. Malty – balanced – tart.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2015 vintage, bottled on 22nd September 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a copper amber hue and a big four fingered beige head that had decent retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Tart-ish, cherry, plum, mixed berries with some light vinegar and dark malt.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, lemon, lightly sweet plum, red grape, oak with light vinous and vinegar notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and tasty Oud Bruin.

Bruery Terreux Oude Tart

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Belgian Flanders Red Ale
Other Notes: 2015 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Flemish-style Red Ale aged in oak barrels. Piquant – robust – oaky.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2015 vintage, bottled on 28th August 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: Brownish red in colour with a small half finger frothy tanned head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart-ish, cherry, prunes, oak and light balsamic vinegar.
Taste: Tart, sour, acidic, cherry, raspberry, oak and balsamic.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable to drink with good aromas but I think I would like it even more if it was less acidic with higher carbonation.

American Solera Money Blend

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Farmhouse Ale aged in oak tanks.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz bottle, 2015 vintage, batch 2. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very slightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Funky, lightly tart, oak, vanilla and some light citrusy lemon.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, lightly tart, oak, vanilla, stone fruit, white wine along with some light citrus lemon and funk.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nicely balanced Farmhouse Ale with great oaky and vanilla flavours.

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout

Brewery: Goose Island Beer Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 14.3%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 2015 vintage. Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Intense aromas of charred oak, vanilla, caramel & smoke.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.95
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.9

Intro: A 1 pint .9 fl oz (500ml) bottle with a bottled on date of 22nd October 2015, poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Poured an extremely dark dark brown colour with a reddish hue on the sides. Dark tanned head was very thin and did not last long and there was some thin spotty lacing.
Aroma: Rich rich aromas full of bourbon, oak, caramel, salted chocolate and vanilla.
Taste: Much like the aromas it was full of bourbon, oak, caramel, salted chocolate and vanilla. Stunning, heavenly goodness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, thick motor oil like richness. Low carbonation. Nice light burn as it goes down.
Overall: Wow, this was amazing… a brilliant sipper. Even drinking it 3 months in, aromas, taste and feel were already wonderful. It should develop more complexity with a year or two of aging, which is what I’m going to do with the rest of my bottles.

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