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

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very good

255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 5
Gots: 32 | 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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4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but should be at least 4 years old. Pours moderately hazy deep ruby red color with a thin khaki lace cap for a head, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, fig, apple, toast, vanilla, toffee, oak, clove, light chocolate, brown bread, brown sugar, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, raisin, apple, fig, toast, vanilla, toffee, oak, clove, brown bread, brown sugar, chocolate, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, toast, toffee, oak, clove, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of malt and oak character flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome oak aged strong ale! All around great balance and complexity of malt and oak character flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the high ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 11, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nomber into a tulip, the brew appears a clear burnt copper to mahogany color with polished clarity. A lighter orange to yellow is seen around the edges. A finger of khaki head rests atop and fades to a thin film with spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is malty with a caramel and toffee scent of sweetness. Some burnt sugary quality imparts a bit of nutty aspect before fruity and floral alcohol aspects become more bold and start to overtake the nose but in a pleasant way.

The flavor is malty sweet with a nutty appeal and minor oxidation. Some toffee and caramel with soft vanilla, oak and almost an autumn-like foliage aspect before fading into the dark fruity raisony alcohol component. Overall well blended with the oak aging aspect being subtle.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth yet oxidized a bit. The alcohol evolves and becomes more pronounced as it warns up. It is a significant improvement over the other southern tier cuvee I have had but that isnt saying much. Worth a try but nothing to get yourself all worked up over.

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Cuvee Series Two (Oak Aged Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.