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Cuir - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

537 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 76
Gots: 430 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  14.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 05-07-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 750 mL bottle from fortsambo; thanks for the killer extra! Split into tulips.

Pours a unique mahogany color with ruby red and blood orange hues where the light passes through. A thin layer of toffee-colored head, composed of fine bubbles, lingers for a few minutes before retreating; it forms a permanent, frothy ring around the perimeter with swirling, central projections.

The aroma is of plum, raisin, and other obscure “dark fruits.” They give way to toffee, caramel, orange citrus, vanilla, and faint bourbon. Some wet oak and faint maple notes are also detectable.

It tastes of the ubiquitous dark fruits, toffee, caramel, and slight brown sugar. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, and some orange are also present. A bit of raw ethanol comes through on the finish. The flavors seem slightly less integrated on the palate than in the nose.

Mouthfeel is wonderful; rich but not cloying, thick but not sticky, and clean but not desiccating at the end. Enough carbonation keeps it lively, and helps the more subtle flavors pop up. Ethanol warms on the finish.

Overall, this is a great old ale with a nice barrel presence. The bourbon isn’t overwhelming in nature, but the alcohol content still comes through slightly more than it should, perhaps. With a bit more time, I think it will only improve.

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Cuir from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.