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Cuvee Ange - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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85
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cuvee Ange was inspired by the French Oak wine barrels we used for this project that once housed all French wine varietals. Fermented with wild yeast and aged in a combination of Cabernet, Merlot, and Grenache barrels with raspberries and blackberries, Cuvee Ange is a fruity, tart, complex ale. Cuvee Ange pours a bright rose with aromas of fruit, funk, and wood.

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 08-30-2012)
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-29-2014 01:17:13 | More by acurtis
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-27-2014 06:34:45 | More by GRG1313
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zeff80

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at 44 Stone in Columbia, MO.

A - Poured out a hazy, orange color with ruby highlights. It had a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam that left thin rings of lace.

S - It smelled of sour fruits with some caramel malt.

T - Good tart, sour berry flavor. The was a tannin taste, too. Which I suppose is the wine barrel aging.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a slight pucker-factor.

O - This is an nice wild ale. I wonder if the bottle version could be aged to mellow out the tannins.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2012 02:10:10 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-26-2013 20:07:12 | More by JAHMUR
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-16-2014 01:05:40 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-15-2014 13:19:02 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-26-2014 20:20:05 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-17-2014 20:42:51 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-15-2014 04:03:05 | More by yourefragile
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-22-2014 03:22:27 | More by oriolesfan4
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.71/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to Stormking47 for the share. Bomber into a pils glass, the brew appears a clear copper with a tan cap. Some sudsy spots of lace stick to the glass and a swirl revies some large bubbles from solution back to the surface.

The aroma includes faint notes of fruits that are vaguely reminescent of blueberry and raspberry. A mild suggestion of caramel grain is also present. While the description of this brew sounds awesome, the aromatics are pretty dull and linear.

The flavor has an unexpected aspect that is somewhat perfume-like. It is a little abrasive with a fake sort of raspberry mixed with an unidentifiable sort of obscure fruity to fusel character. A minor hint of cheese is contrasted by herbal to medicinal bitterness that is somewhat grassy.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. While this sounded pretty awesome via the label description, it turned out to be a flop. A very disjointed strange brew that I would probably not buy but I would give it a try again just to see if the bottle we had was an exception to what this brew was suppose to be.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 15:50:15 | More by stakem
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-18-2013 04:54:57 | More by BARFLYB
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-22-2013 02:45:58 | More by Gonzoillini
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-16-2013 19:13:51 | More by PEIhop
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-21-2014 18:36:51 | More by Cynic-ale
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Duff27

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

03-14-2014 03:23:09 | More by Duff27
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-31-2012 02:22:43 | More by bsuedekum
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

An orange body with a slight reddish tint. A small white soapy cap rises and falls quickly, leaving some delicate lace inside the glass.

Tart lactic nose. Berries, oak, and a touch of perfume mixed with vinegar. A clean, light, crackery malt bill stays out of the way.

A touch of berry sweetness is quickly beaten back by sweeping lactic tartness. Some vinegar and malt through the middle melding with dry oak. A little bit of grape pokes through before the berry and lactic tartness return for a tart, dry finish.

Carbonation is high, but right on point for the style. Light bodied, crisp, dry, and refreshing.

This is a fine wild ale. None of the flavors are overbearing, but everything is on point. The berries give this beer a welcome roundness. I hope I can get this guy in my glass again soon.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 18:24:09 | More by ColForbinBC
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-18-2013 01:58:46 | More by outoffocus
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-09-2014 15:12:05 | More by BMart
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-14-2014 07:49:59 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-29-2014 20:58:19 | More by LoveStout
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-22-2013 14:22:53 | More by thewimperoo
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-04-2014 23:25:55 | More by jbaker67
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

07-09-2013 22:46:57 | More by DonFrap
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Cuvee Ange from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.