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Cuvee Three - Redbud Brewing Company

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Cuvee ThreeCuvee Three

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49 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 33
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redbud Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chocosushi on 08-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Basoos1
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared at the Batch 600 Swamp Head release. Pours hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma of some belgian yeast and spices, maybe a hint off dead hops. Flavor follows similarly with belgian yeasty notes, some interesting spice, champagne notes and spritzy things going on here, and a hint of deadened hops. Light bodied, crisp, with high carbonation. This one was a little weird. Not sure how old it was (had this on August 2nd, 2014) but the weird spice note

Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: One of those gushers - pours a cloudy amber color with an impressive head; nice stickage and gobs of lace

Smell: Nectarine and pear with tones of hay underneath

Taste: Fruity, up front, with apple, pear and nectarine flavors building; pith, grass and hay develop, in the middle, along with a doughy character; very fruity, after the swallow, with a slightly vegetal aspect

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Some carbonation problems with this beer (as others have noted) and I suspect it was better when fresher; still, an interesting prequel for the Prairie beers

Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of JakeWright
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Envelopes
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of vande
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DaveHack
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured as one of the last of MASSIVE Philly beer week bottle share.

Poured into a 6 oz snifter

Bottles opens with a carbonation proving wisp. Huge, white, fluffy head that settles to a small film.

Smells musty with a bit of peaches.

Taste is tart with a bit of dry fruitiness

This beer is dry with a medium body.

I've been trying to get this for a while and glad it showed up. I will definitely look for again

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #58 (November 2011):

LOOK: Bright amber

SMELL: Ripe nectarine, faint mint, floral, earthy, citric zest, alcoholic esters

TASTE: Peachy, nectarine, leafy, creamy, hoppy, bitter herbs, green peppercorn, dry, pithy, raw, musty

Pretty damn enjoyable. Nice balance between fruitiness, hops, dryness and drinkability. Stone fruit running wild really makes this a unique brew. Great use of hops. Really happy to see this beer pour bright; brewer's attention to detail shows.

Photo of dbossman
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden honey hue with an absolutely huge head--gushes out of the bottle

S: Pineapple, cider, granny smith apples; this smells a bit hoppy and funky and fruity and delicious; some grains but mostly apple and pineapple juice

T: Dry and fruity--apples and pears mainly; quite dry actually with some subtle spicy grainy presence

F: Bubbly and dry--kind of like champagne, but it works well here

O: I really dig this beer; my first from Redbud and definitely not my last; but a warning, this is a GUSHER

Photo of oline73
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: This beer is really foamy. There is a lot more white foam than beer at first. The head fades eventually to a layer on top of the pour and leaves a bit of lacing. The color is a very cloudy orangish light amber.

Smell: The smell is quite herbal with a strong hop presence. There seems to be a little hot alcohol in the nose as well, but I may be mistaken on that. I'm also picking up some citrus fruit.

Taste: This is the best part of this beer. Just a touch of sweetness with some citrus tartness in there as well. The herbal notes are there. Quite complex even without the hop bitterness in the finish. The finish is bitter and herbal. There is also some warming alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with carbonation that it too aggressive and an extremely dry finish.

Overall: This beer is just a short distance from being fantastic. The overcarbonation was a bit distracting and a pain. If the alcohol in the finish was smoothed out, it would help as well. I would definitely have another given the chance.

Photo of nlmartin
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blind beer #7 gift wrapped 750. This beer was shared with my wife. The beer was served in a snifter.

A- 3.5 The body of the beer is a hazy peach coloration. Thick and rocky white colored head. Thick rings of lacing remain to mark this beers rapid passage from my glass.

S- 4.5 A skillful combination of yeasty belgian cloves, citrus hops melding with marshmellow. This beer smells very floral.

T- 4.0 Very dry citrus flavors lead this beers charge at my palate. Nice grapefruit notes, citrus zest, powdery and peppery yeastyness.

M- 4.0 Light bodied a very active and appropriate carbonation accompanies. Very dry character but very nicely executed.

O- 4.5 I think I have a Belgian IPA on my hands but not sure. At any rate I am really enjoying this beer and wish that I hadnt shared this beer with my wife. Call me selfish but I am loving it.

The Reveal: Redbud Brewing Co Cuvee Three. Dry Hopped Belgian Style Ale. Dam this was nice! This was a beer nowhere on my radar and it was wonderful!... I love beer trading as I am able to try hidden gems like this brew. Thanks again Thirstyherf for another wonderful beer treat!

Photo of auroracrisis
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a tulip.

Sunset orange with a gigantic head that sticks around. Plenty of tiny bubbles can be seen rising to the top. Big lacing. Increasingly cloudy and pale as the bottle is drank down and the yeast is introduced to the glass.

Grassy, earthy hops with white pepper on the nose at first. Other notes of spice and lemon zest come through as the brew warms. A touch of coriander as well.

Lemony in the beginning but moves into those grassy hops rather quickly. Not as much spice as the nose but those white pepper and coriander notes are definitely there. A little bit of sourdough bread too once the yeast is introduced.

Medium bodied with a zesty carbonation, and a little bit of drying.

Good earthy hops with a nice lemony subtle sweetness and spice throughout. A nice surprise from Oklahoma, looking forward to trying my other bottles from them now.

Photo of coldriver
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml. Pours a cloudy gold with a huge amount of head and lacing. In fact several minutes after I poured the first glass, the remaining beer in the bottle spontaneously foamed over. I'm not typically into Belgian beers, but I'm slowly coming around. Light citrus and grassy aroma. Orange and lemon muted with grass and white pepper. Champagne-like mouth feel, very dry finish. Nice delicate balance. This was a very tasty but subtle brew.

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ThirstyHerf
5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Cuvee Three from Redbud Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.