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Cuvee Diable - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ToddHolder on 03-06-2014)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives blood orange in color with a rather modest head that fails to deliver much lacing

Smell: Cherry fruit, with oak and vinous elements and just a hint of funk

Taste: Tart cherry, moderate funk and a touch of sweetness, up front, with the oak from the Cabernet wine barrels asserting a woody and vinous character in the mid-palate; the oak and vinous tones build in complexity, after the swallow, complementing the cherry elements

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A real treat and I look forward to trying more beers from this breweries sour program

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LambicPentameter

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4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station as part of a mini "takeover" that featured a firkin of Contact High infused with lime zest and their peanut butter chocolate milk stout. Poured into a large Belgian-style tulip glass with a flared rim.

Appearance - Pours a pomegranate seed red hue with shades of auburn and vermilion highlights. Slightly hazy so that I can't really see through the liquid to see if there are any carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Atop the body sits a powder white head about a finger thick, taller and with larger bubbles near the sides of the glass, and thinner, more film-like near the center. Retention is good, lasting for a couple minutes before settling as a thick film across the entire body. Lacing is scant--almost nonexistent.

Smell - Knowing that this is aged in wine barrels with cherries, and based on my experience with Cuvee Ange, I expected a really tart and vinegary smelling beer. Not so. Instead, there is a subdued fruitiness, with pleasantly gentle tartness evoking cherry pie and notes of woody funk and even wet hay from the barrel and yeast profile. There is also a light vinous quality that lends a bit of depth to the otherwise predominantly fruity smell.

Taste - Here, there is a bit more pucker factor than hinted at by the aroma. The fruit is more aggressive, with notes of candied sour cherry, but not overly-sweet--just a hint of sweetness to take the edge off the sour and vinegar characteristics. Vinous tannins and musty wood notes come through on subsequent drinks, but the overall profile never becomes the sort of mouth-punch you can sometimes expect from a sour(ish) beer. I do really enjoy the hints of cinnamon candies and cabernet saugivnon that I get as it warms. This is one of those sour beers that's so refreshing that I could pop open a 750 bottle all on my own and down it in about an hour. It screams to be drunk during the spring and summer, as the weather begins to warm.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium bodied with moderate-to-low carbonation and a very dry, but not unpleasantly so, finish.

Overall, this is just a wonderful beer, and clearly 4 Hands needs to spend more time producing beers with sour characteristics. This and Cuvee Ange might be my two favorite beers they make, and I would love to have a local brewer putting out more easily accessible sour beers. The only reason I couldn't rate this one any higher is because I would have liked a little more assertiveness on the smell and flavor.

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Cuvee Diable from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.