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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

291 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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 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.

vfgccp, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of brendaniel
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

brendaniel, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Gww1864, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

st9647v3, Jun 01, 2012
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

BostonHops, May 24, 2012
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.

rlee1390, May 02, 2012
Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -20.4%

brez8791, Apr 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

bsuedekum, Apr 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mozim, Apr 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

imperialking, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

thegerm87, Mar 21, 2012
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.

51mmz0rz, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of redfacedshooter
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

redfacedshooter, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Tyrawlings, Feb 19, 2012
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.

muskiesman, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

rkcrozier, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

jfcaa193, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of ERlally
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ERlally, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

krause316, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

djrn2, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Exiled, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

THECPJ, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of mouth7
4/5  rDev +6.1%

mouth7, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

RDHerm, Dec 02, 2011
Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.