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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293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
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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Photo of SLeffler27
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear bright copper (SRM 14) with no head. Very viscous in a Dogfish Head snifter glass.

Big sweet malt with ample caramel, followed by pine tar, dates, and hints of fig. Also detected with warmth is sweet tea, oak, allspice, and perhaps some red wine.

Sweet malt with light bitterness generally follows the nose with emphasis on the oak, but no allspice or wine. Pine and tea are more prominent with warming. This one has a long, mild finish.

A full, syrupy body controls the alcohol, while prickly carbonation controls the chewiness.

This is a decent beer that fits within my impression of the style, if not precisely within the actual profile. It was enjoyed late in the afternoon of St. Patrick’s Day.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this during Thanksgiving weekend on a trip to NY.

A - dark, murky orange with a thin, white head that fades very quickly

S - huge bready aroma, big candy sugar notes

T - bread, candy sugar, faint oak and wood in the finish, well masked alcohol

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated, a bit warm

This is incredibly malty with a dominant bread note. There is also a strong sugar presence. Overall, the flavor is similar to some barleywines that I've had but without much of a hop character. This wasn't a bad beer, but it had a simplistic flavor profile. I'm glad I got to try it.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber purchased in 2008 at Oak Tree Buyrite Liquors in South Plainfield NJ. Taken out of the cellar and consumed today.

Appearance: Pours a transparent dirty dark copper with a 1.5 finger lightly butter cream stained white crown that shows good retention and nice lace.

Smell: Raisins, dates, figs, sweet oak and a faint orange cream note coated by caramel.

Taste: Raisins, sweet oak, and a light caramel combine but at this age they lack pungency. No alcohol presence after 4 years.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Doesn't drink to style enough for me.

Overall: An "OK at best" beer when it was fresh that has mellowed to a mediocre strong ale in just 4 years time.

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Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip.Pours a medium orange amber with virtually no head, light carbonation. Malty light wood aroma. Light oak, sweet and caramel malts, slight nuttiness. Caramel and light floral flavors in finish. Smooth and well integrated. Appeared bland at first, but improved with further drinking and warming. ABV well covered. A pleasant, understated strong ale.

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Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.