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

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Cuvee Series Three (Oak Aged Series)Cuvee Series Three (Oak Aged Series)

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 25.55%
Wants: 11
Gots: 51 | FT: 2
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.
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Ratings: 136 | Reviews: 72
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

sweet sweet sweet sweet molasses sweet molasses and some more. tastes like unfermented malt extract... no really thats what it tastes like

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1.4/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Wow, I really wish I would've looked over some reviews before randomly buying this bottle.

Slight gusher open opening. Poured into a ST tulip, a glossy, dark brown color with a slight haze, topped with a cap of off white head; good retention and lacing. All downhill from there. When I first opened the bottle, it actually had a decent aroma somewhat resembling a vinous barleywine. But that quickly turned for the worse. I really don't even know how to accurately describe the horrors of this beer's aroma, but I honestly could not even bring the glass close to my face without throwing up a little in my mouth. Some cloying sweet caramel, grapes, solvent, battery acid, bile...I don't know, rotten raisins maybe? You know that puddle of old flat liquid that pools in the bottom of your bag of recyclables over the course of a week? Maybe that. My palate and all senses were pretty much destroyed at this point, but I held my nose and took a sip. Harsh sulfur, all kinds of cheap booze, varnish, rotten wood, sickeningly sweet rotten fruit. Wow, this was really bad. Not even going to make note of the mouthfeel, because after that one sip, the rest of this went down the drain, and I actually feel bad for my drain because of it.

Easily one of the worst beers I've had from the craft scene, and even when compared to some macros.

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2.78/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A thin, off-white head makes a brief appearance above a reddish, copper, clear ale.

The wine sampler glass presents an overly sweet, spicy, almost rabbit feed, aroma with musty notes, caramel, and vanilla.

As anticipated, this one is exceptionally sweet, with complex spices. However, it is all over the place and confused. Even the finish is sweet, with nuances of dates and prunes.

A full-bodied, syrupy beer that leaves a sticky residue on the lips. Carbonation is modest and alcohol is controlled for 11%.

The sweetness here is over the top and detracting, as are the peculiar spices. It would be difficult to find any suitable pairing to tame this experience. While it is certainly interesting, it is nonetheless difficult to finish the bottle.

Photo of tdm168
4.01/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased this on a recent trip to NY over Thanksgiving weekend

A - ruby amber with a super-thin lacing of head that fades away instantly

S - huge breadiness, sugar, caramel, and something I can only describe as a baked potato

T - giant bready malts, sugary, some caramel, faint bitterness in the finish, there is some woodiness and oak in the finish, alcohol

M - full bodied, well carbonated, warming alcohol

This is certainly better than it's 3.22 average. I can see where it's a bit unbalanced and not well meshed. Being a blend of Cuvee 1 and 2, it seems that Cuvee 1 is more noticeable. The bready malts come through and dominate but it seems that Cuvee 2 provides a good deal of candy sugar and caramel. I'm glad that I had all 3 of this series. It's been a great privilege to be able to enjoy each one. This isn't the best of the series, but this is nice offering even if it's not the best balanced beer. I'm very glad I tried this beer.

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Cuvee Series Three (Oak Aged Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.