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Cuir - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

553 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 75
Gots: 428 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  14.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 05-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Cuir is our third anniversary ale. It is the same recipe as Papier, but again created using the Solera method. Each year we will continue to blend old barrels of anniversary ale with a new batch of the same beer, adding an additional layer of complexity that will grow over time as we continue to age and blend with each anniversary, creating an older average age to the ale.
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of littleplus
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank in early 2015 at a little over 3 and a half years old.

Appearance: leathery mahogany color. a small half a finger yellowish tan head with fairly strong retention. super hazy with some sediment floating around. completely opaque.

Smell: sherry, caramel, toffee, rum soaked raisins, brown sugar and dark fruits. some slight cardboard has developed and has some alcohol presence.

Taste: opens with a strong sherry taste along with some booze. lots of sweetness comes through with notes of caramel, toffee, molasses and maple syrup. some alcohol. oxidation is certainly a factor in this beer but only a little cardboard flavor.

Mouthfeel: syrupy and heavy. strong stickiness.

Overall: this one has certainly aged well though I believe it may have peaked and be heading back the downslope. oxidation at this point is a mostly (~85%) good factor to the taste but it is showing hints of negative aspects.

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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -6%

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3.9/5  rDev -6%

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4.15/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Cuir from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.