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

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Cuvee Series Two (Oak Aged Series)Cuvee Series Two (Oak Aged Series)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

251 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 33 | 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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Thads324

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A : pours a nice mahogany color, a bit hazy. A very thin head that dissipates almost immediately into a thin little ring of tan bubbles on the edge.
S : a hefty blast of oak woody goodness. nothing really else to speak of besides some serious heat on the back end.
T : starts watery and a bit sweet with some mellow cherry and caramel malt flavors. As the beer warms it sips like a mild sherry. The tail end is a blend of a slightly citrus hop and a sharp oak and vanilla flavor. As it warms the oak and vanilla come out more in the middle to end and the cherry and fruity flavors are subdued. A bit more bitterness in the warmed stuff as well. The booze isn't as big as the aroma, but it stays with you after the end.
M : low carbonation yields a smooth and silk laden mouthfeel. great throughout the profile.

A really really nice beer. a bit overly boozy on the nose, but the mouthfeel is great and silky. The flavors are all pretty mellow and blend nicely. Quite unique in terms of different flavors. Almost like a scotch ale oak aged very very nicely. Warms even better!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 03:18:10 | More by Thads324
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Cuvee Series Two (Oak Aged Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.