Cuir - The Bruery
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Reviews by MatthewWilde:
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sample: 1 bottle 2011
A: Dark garnet in color, pours a small light brown head that quickly dissolves into nothing, no lacing, minimal internal carbonation, slightly cloudy
S: Fragrant, heavy dried fruits, some citrus, caramel, some alcohol, even has some port notes to it, complex and intriguing
T: Quite flavorful, similar to the nose, almost has a barley wine characteristic to it, definitely some chocolate-covered fruit, sweet and fruity, but balanced and complex, some alcohol to finish (needs some age), but pretty amazing
M: Certainly a heavy ale, but still pretty smooth, alcohol is only moderately strong, moderate dried fruit aftertaste, not lingering, only slightly drying
O: An excellent example of the style, full of flavor, great fragrance, and smooth as well, a must-try, definitely could use some aging, but great fresh
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2012 00:45:03 | More by MatthewWilde
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4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Pours a deep burgundy color with a thick toffee colored ring of lacing around the glass, mild carbonation.
S - Dark maple syrup, brown sugar, toffee, musty, oak, and some dark fruit and sweet molasses.
T - Some sweet dark tart fruit, oak, bourbon, vanilla, light smoky oak, and some cherry acidity. Initially I was getting some roasted toffee on the palate but that quickly faded away and was replaced with the acidic tart cherry notes.
M - Finish is very dry but because of the presence of some tart acidity the dry finish quickly turns to semi-dry, then disappears. Velvet consistency across the tongue, thick, viscous, and lip smacking sticky.
O - With the bottle being (3+) years old it's expected the flavors and aroma have been muted.
In it's current state, predominantly oak, tart fruit, and Bourbon. If anyone likes to cellar bottles and has one of these left, I wouldn't let it sit much longer.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 00:14:05 | More by jzeilinger
Cuir from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.