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Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series)Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 07-15-2008)
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ibbjamin

California

2.45/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Paid $13.99 for a boxed bomber from Riley 's Wines of the World in Madison, WI. Purchased in July of 2009 and am tasting in February of 2011. Poured into a small snifter after cellaring for about 2 years.

An aggressive pour yields a very small off white head that dissipates very quickly to almost nothing. In a couple minutes, there is literally no retention and seemingly no carbonation. No lacing. Surprisingly light in color, it comes off as a very cloudy muddled orange.

Aroma is quite boozy, almost rumlike in its sweetness. Honey, sweet caramel malts, butterscotch, oak and faded hops like an aged barleywine. I do get hints of coconut as noted on the box. Complex, but I wish the sweetness and alcohol were tamed down a bit more.

Taste is of an overtly sweet barleywine. Again, faded wet hops. Very rum-like. Fruity coconut tones with honey and butterscotch. Very sweet and hot.

Medium body and minimal carbonation. Sweet aftertaste.

Appreciate their willingness to try something different, but the end product didn't do it for me. Maybe this one wasn't meant to age, but perhaps a couple years more would tame down that hotness.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 05:01:33 | More by ibbjamin
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Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.