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Cuvée D’Oscar - Brasserie Craig Allan

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BA SCORE
83
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Craig Allan visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oline73 on 08-17-2012)
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

macesq, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

tom10101, Mar 23, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -5%

Pours a warm brown tone. Very cloudy, and I was actually pretty gentle with the pour, so I assume it's the wheat. Big light khaki head. Dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing. The aroma is big on tropical fruit, grapey Nelson Sauvin and earthy Belgian flavors. It's all a bit milder than I'd like, though. I wonder if this beer would be better fresh as can be. The taste has a lot of doughy, toasty malt. Very bread. Nice Nelson fruitiness, sweet and rich. Gets fairly medicinal and a bit plasticky as it warms. Lots of flavors that don't quite mesh. Mouthfeel is full and a bit fizzy. I liked this beer for a brief time as it warmed but it went from too mild to too medicinal quickly. It needs a lot more hop character and less funny yeast notes.

popery, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%

From 06/12/13 notes. Had a glass of this on tap at La Fine Mousse in Paris, France. Poured into stemware.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with one finger of medium tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Some light lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of mangos, tropical fruits, citrus hops, passion fruit, juice, fruity malts, floral hops, and earthy notes. Awesome nose; tons of fresh fruits and hops. Loving it.

t - Tastes of mangos, tropical fruits, citrus hops, honey, pine hops, and fruity malts. Not quite as much mango or tropical fruits, but it is there .

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is smooth and creamy and very easy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot. Loads of fresh tropical fruits and hops in the nose and super easy to drink. Would definitely like to have this again sometime.

mdfb79, Jun 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

largadeer, May 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 29, 2013
Photo of Levich
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%

I picked up a 375mL bottle of this while I was travelling in Paris last week. I decided to drink it sooner than later.

The bottle gave off a very slight hiss when the polymer cork was removed. Poured into a goblet.

This one pours up a nice burned caramel color. It is almost opaque, but lets just the slightest hint of light pass through. The head is light brown and starts very dense, but lightens up a little bit leaving a half inch layer. The aroma has hay, apple , and pear. There is very little malt presence on the nose. The flavor is exactly in line with the aroma. There is hay and apple followed by a slight caramel sweetness and then a reserved bitterness that is subtle but very distinguishable. After a few sips, more fruity notes, mostly peach, become apparent, especially at the very back end. Also, a toasted cereal flavor takes hold. The mouthfeel is really nice on this one. It starts out really crisp and refreshing, but then the carbonation explodes creating a creaminess. It is the best of both worlds.

This is a really nice beer. I wish I had picked up a few more of these. Oh well, I guess I will have to go back to Paris.

Levich, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

BartMcStout, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

samEBC, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a reddish dark amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Rather mild with some light caramel and dark fruit notes. Reminds me a bit of apple juice. Getting some wheat, but not the Nelson hops.

Taste: Very light. Much more light and crisp than I guessed when pouring it. I'm getting some of the apple juice like taste. Mild dark fruit and caramel as well. Definitely getting the wheat malt.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the lighter side with a huge amount of fluffy carbonation. The finish is rather dry.

Overall: I'm glad I tried this. I thought it was very interesting, but not mind blowing. The caramel along with the light wheat was nice. I don't know that I'd pick up more, but it was fun to try.

oline73, Aug 17, 2012
Cuvée D’Oscar from Brasserie Craig Allan
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.