Bois - The Bruery
The Bruery is rather prolific when it comes to creating new and unique ales. I recently enjoyed a Rueuze, it is an excellent sour, and by far the best Bruery beer I have purchased off the shelf. Yesterday I decided to crack open my Bois. The inceptive whiff as my nose reached the glass was amazing. The color was rich dark oak, oak and bourbon meet the palate and so much more. This is one of the finest ales I have ever enjoyed. It posses that aged character, like Monster 29, Manny's Mead, or the homebrew Victor gave me. A big high gravity well aged heaven. Its near kinship with Utopias was evident. I did a quick side by side, next to Utopias it's a bit fruitier. This is by no means a fruity ale, until it's put in that context. It is the perfect combination of dark fruits, oak, vanilla - it just has that richness - sweetness, that only comes with aged sugars. While it is true that there is a lot of hype surrounding Bruery beers, the societies, this one lives up to the hype. Aptly named, it has a definitive woodiness, oakiness. So damn good. This is one of those ales you miss when it's gone.