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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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very good

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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 07-15-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of zaphodchak
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orangey, cloudy. No real head.

Orangey, caramelly barleywine nose.

Slightly toasty, dryish caramel. Kind of a biting barleywine, though time has definitely weathered this beast.

Not very carbonated, thickish though and with a bit of heft to it.

Good beer if not mind-blowing, a bit intense. If you can dig bold barleywine flavor, go for it.

Photo of billab914
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into my CBS snifter. It poured a deep amber orange color with a thin, spotty, white lacing scattered across the top of the beer. The little bit of head that was there initially faded pretty quickly, but the color looked really appealing.

The aroma has a really good mix of caramel maltiness and woody oak. The sweeter, malty, caramel, brown sugar flavors are really complimented well by the vanilla and oak wood. I'm getting some orange and slight honey like flavors out of it as well. The flavors really come together well in it.

The taste also shows off the woody oak flavors very well. I get a little more of the caramel and orange blossom sweetness to it as well. The finish has enough bitterness to balance out the sweetness. The oak flavors really compliment well.

The mouthfeel leans a little towards the heavier side with carbonation being a little below average. Nice mouthfeel for the style. Overall, I really liked this beer. I think it really benefited from some age as everything really smoothed out and came together well. The oak flavors really stood out for me in it as well. Very enjoyable beer overall.

Photo of vfgccp
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful deep amber body. White head holds up with ok retention and lace.

S - Super sweet. Caramel, sweet fresh baked bread, and toffee.

T - Wow. A little bit of age did this beer well. Caramel and toffee into pumpernickel and a touch of nutmeg. Soft booze and sweet oak round out the finish beautifully.

M - Thick, full bodied, with a surprising brightness for the level of sweetness.

O - Shade sweet, but still a fantastic beer.

Photo of brendaniel
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Gww1864
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

pours a luminous amber tone with a finger of tan head that fades fairly quickly into a thin cap, ring around the glass; patchy lacing.

oaky, earthy notes combine with sweet malts to headline the nose. hints of honey and vanilla are also evident. definitely one of the more oaky beers i've come across. flavor follows the nose pretty closely... getting some coconut... alcohol is present but not overbearing; of course, this was preceded by a 17.6 ABV barleywine so i may not be sensing the booze as much as i would have with a fresh palate. caramel and almonds also come to mind.

mouthfeel is nice: creamy, medium-plus bodied with average carbonation. overall a solid beer i would love to enjoy again but will not be champing at the bit either.

originally reviewed: 01-04-2011

Photo of rlee1390
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange amber, two finger head

S-Oak, toffee and caramel, almost like a barleywine

T-Starts with toffee and caramel, oak as well. Some alcohol still, vanilla and molasses.

M-Medium bodied but not much carbonation.

O-I've been seeking this beer for a while now and finally tried it. A decent beer but the series as a whole was a little lack luster.

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of bsuedekum
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of mozim
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has aged nicely. Obviously the hop profile has diminished, but it leaves behind a beautifully complex sweet beer. Tons of honey notes mixed with the obvious barrel characteristics make this delicious. Best to split a bomber 2 or 3 ways due to the strength and sweetness.

Photo of redfacedshooter
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of muskiesman
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from 650 ml bottle into a tulip at 42 degrees, I love that Southern tier specifies the proper temperature to best experience their brews.

A- Raw honey cloudy amber fine white head that rose to one finger with a vigorous pour Head receded to fine lacework and lasted throughout

S- Sweet with toffee and rich malt a touch of dark fruits. A few hints of oak and vanilla.

T- Malty toffee and caramel. Oak comes in with vanilla bean and ripe dark fruits

M- Heavy mouth feel but not syrupy. Full body and rich a perfect match to the alcohol level. Creamy sugar

Did not drink like an eleven abv.

Photo of rkcrozier
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of jfcaa193
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ERlally
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of krause316
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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