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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cuir is our third anniversary ale. It is the same recipe as Papier, but again created using the Solera method. Each year we will continue to blend old barrels of anniversary ale with a new batch of the same beer, adding an additional layer of complexity that will grow over time as we continue to age and blend with each anniversary, creating an older average age to the ale.

Added by Halcyondays on 05-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bilbo Baggins in Alexandria. Served in a tulip. Lucky enough to drink this glass while talking to Patrick.

Pours a moderate caramel-copper color with a really nice tan head, especially considering the abv. A bit of lacing on the way down after some good retention. Lacing on the sides of the glass and a collar throughout. The nose carried some strong notes of brown sugar along with a bit of molasses and a touch of alcohol. Light tobacco notes.

The flavor melded everything together beautifully. This thing already tastes quite aged, and it is extraordinarily difficult to believe that it's 14.5%. Smooth brown sugar and molasses with light tobacco and a slight dry bitterness to the finish. Full bodied with only a slight presence of booze. Extraordinarily well done. Glad to know that the trend for these beers is only to get better and better.

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Photo of BostonHops
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served in a snifter.

pours a cloudy chestnut tone while yielding a solid 1" of a creamy beige/light tan head (surprising light in color). retention is slightly below moderate (which is an accomplishment given the strength of this beer) and nice lacing evident. nose offers a sizable amount of dark fruit, caramel malt, and oak... as it warms i get some vanilla, maybe a touch of smoke. i read someone describing this as having almost a barbeque sauce like quality to it, and oddly i do get a little of that.

very malt-forward beer, that's for sure. bold notes of caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and oak. very complex. the more it warms the more it opens up. i'm appreciating it more with each sip. chewy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with adequade carbonation.

overall i have to say this is a pretty fantastic beer. a bit on the sweet side, but complex and tasty. it's at a price point where it's in the 'special ocassion' realm, but would serve well as a special occasion beer.

(originally reviewed: 05-29-2011)

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Photo of perrymarcus
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served in a snifter.

pours a cloudy chestnut tone while yielding a solid 1" of a creamy beige/light tan head (surprising light in color). retention is slightly below moderate (which is an accomplishment given the strength of this beer) and nice lacing evident.

nose offers a sizable amount of dark fruit, caramel malt, and oak... as it warms i get some vanilla, maybe a touch of smoke. i read someone describing this as having almost a barbeque sauce like quality to it, and i do get a little of that.

very malt-forward beer, that's for sure. bold notes of caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and oak. very complex. the more it warms the more it opens up. i'm appreciating it more with each sip.

chewy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with adequade carbonation.

overall i have to say this is a pretty fantastic beer. a bit on the sweet side, but complex and tasty. it's at a price point where it's in the 'special ocassion' realm, but would serve well as a special occasion beer.

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Photo of Chaney
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My wife and I are celebrating our third anniversary tonight. I honestly couldn't have thought of a better brew for this occasion!

Poured into our very expensive wedding champagne glasses.

A: About the color of leather actually. Dark brown, with a slight reddish hue when held up to a light source. About a half finger or so beige head after a hard pour with great retention.

S: Sort of a sweet, glorious, cherry tomato scent. My wife said it smells like a gourmet tomato soup. As for me, I got a mild hint of bourbon, but mostly brown sugar, tons of fruit (not always dark), and Belgian funk.

T: Sweet as hell, but with very much a "Sweet Tart" quality that made it fantastically gourmet. To be honest though, the very first thing to hit my palate was cherries. Next, I got a bit of a sweet tomato paste quality, followed by leather... which didn't really hit me until about the 4th sip or so. Extremely dry finish, but with a very caramel-like quality that coated the palate ten-fold.

M: Thick, but not as thick as I thought it was going to be. Much more fruity than I expected, and with tons of yeasty funkiness that comes damn near to defying description.

O: Not a trace of alcohol on this baby, which is dangerous for a brew that clocks in at 14.5%. This is one of the Bruery's crowning achievements IMO!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Brown color, not as pretty looking as a lot of Bruiry beers. Small 1/8" head. Tan. Aroma is awesome, chocolate, vanilla, oak, coconut, brown malt, warming alcohol. Well done. Anniversary beers are legit.

Taste was the first in the series to get good at hiding the alcohol unlike the previous two iterations. Toffee and caramel is this series hallmark, liquid cracker jacks with booze. Sweetness is perfect for helping the mouthfeel flow. Syrup and leather.

Complex and well integrated. Good beer, time to pop one of the 100% -bal ones soon.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cuir pours an opaque dark mahogany with a small, creamy off white head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving several spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is loaded with dark fruit and oak. Raisins, plum, fig, cherry, oak and vanilla are all present.

Each sip of this full bodied beer is syrupy, slick and lightly carbonated. The flavor is enormous. Lots of stone fruit notes of fig, raisins, plum and cherry. Oak, brown sugar and vanilla fill the background. Finishes mildly smokey with some hints of pine and an alcohol burn. Once gone the fig and oak linger on the palate.

Wow! I can't believe how packed with flavor this beer is. I wish I had a second bottle to age for a year or two.

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Photo of marqoid
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at 1702 in Tucson, reviewed from memory.

Poured a deep red amber with minimal head and light carbonation. The smell is molasses, brown sugar, and dried fruits. The taste is...WOW... fruity, tons of dark fruit, figs, plum, raisin, and just a pleasant bit of sweetness. Mouthfeel is appropriate to style and carbonation is fairly light (this concerns me a bit for aging in a bottle). Overall this is very good, hides the 14.5% very well, I will seek out some bottles for aging.

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Photo of drpimento
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let this warm some out of the fridge. Poured with a nice tan, foamy, thick head that settles down after a bit and no lace. Color is a cloudy amber brown. Aroma is a little on the mild side, malt, sherry, caramel, yeast. Flavor is similar to nose, bittersweet, yeast bitterness. Body is excellent, ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor, of average length, with heavy alcohol warmth at the end. Excellent!

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Photo of JizackFH
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a dark mahogany color. It has a nice 2-figner fluffy tan head on it. The head has pretty good retention, and it leaves behind some scattered lace on the glass.

S - There is a big smell of dark fruits such as figs, raisin, and cherries right away. There are some wood aromas, as well as some notes of vanilla and a bit of booziness.

T - The taste starts off with some roasted malt bitterness, and a pretty big bourbon flavor. There is also a big dark fruit present. Lots of raisin, fig, cherry, and plum. Some vanilla and wood are also there. There is some booziness present, but it isn't too much. The finish leaves some lingering roasted bitterness, dark fruitiness, and some booziness.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a little bit of a chewy quality to it. Overall, it has a pretty smooth mouthfeel. There is quite a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish, but I think it suits the beer well.

O - This has good drinkability. It is definitely a sipper, but the flavor is great. I just looked up and saw that this was 14.5% ABV. I figured by the taste that is was pretty high in alcohol, but it is definitely hidden pretty well for 14.5%. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. I think it is a great Old ale. I was skeptical about buying this due to the $23 price tag, but I would definitely buy this one again. Try it out!

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Pours a very dark brown with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is really nice with sweet caramel and chocolate, booze, oak, vanilla, and dark fruits. The flavor is bursting with dark caramel and vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel, toffee and some alcohol. This beer is warming from the beginning which only serves to increase the oak and bourbon notes in the beer. The dark fruits come through as this warms to add complexity. Raisins and black cherries dominate, but a hint of fig was present. Medium-full bodied with a sticky mouth feel. This is one to be enjoyed slowly and one great Old Ale!

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Photo of draheim
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL (bottle 02505) into a snifter. Pours a crystal-clear ruby mahogany w/ a surprisingly big khaki head that settles to a velvety film. Moderate carbonation.

Aroma is fruity and sweet. Brown sugar, black cherries, molasses, rum-soaked pipe tobacco, caramel, vanilla.

Taste follows nose. Rich and complex, sweet and syrupy; maybe just a touch too sweet. Lots of sugars evident. Brown sugar, molasses, candied yams, raisins, caramel, toffee, bing cherries, pipe tobacco, and just a touch of alcohol heat... the list goes on, almost infinitely.

Mouthfeel is, not surprisingly, sticky and chewy, coating. Lingering aftertaste. The opposite of crisp and refreshing. A true sipper of a beer, dessert in a glass. This one will last the rest of the evening.

Overall about what I expected. I prefer Fruet, but this one is clearly in the same family. If it wasn't *so* sweet I'd probably give it higher marks, but it's still an interesting beer to carefully contemplate.

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Photo of Rizalini
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap at Khoury's in Las Vegas into a Chimay tulip, reviewed from memory...

Pours a cloudy, murky brown color with a 1 finger off-white head. Smells sweet, like honey and rum raisins. The taste is sweet and slightly smokey. Caramel and brown sugar really comes thru as it warmed up. On the final sip, it took on a barleywine flavor. Very complex, and changed with the temprature. Very happy I got to try this one on tap!

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Photo of rudzud
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken at the armsby abbey.

A - Poured into a snifter a rich crystal clear hazelnut with a great creamy one finger head that slowly fades to leave a nice halo.

S - holy cow! Massive buttery rum raisin. Great malts...the abv os shockingly hidden!

T - possibly the best old ale I have ever had. Glorious buttery malts and barrels. My god this ia delicious.

M - low carbonation but not syrupy. This feels aligtly hot in the mouth. Very good though.

O - Overall I would buy this again in a heartbeat. Wish I could get a bottle of this!

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Photo of B33R501
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

one of my favorites this year, and im really glad i let it sit for 3 or 4 months, heard it was very hot fresh, i didnt think so at all.

beautiful dark amber, rust color. great head and retension for such a strong ale. smells and tastes of caramel, figs, dark fruits, leather.
didnt notice much bourbon, this is an aged beer, thought there should be more. sweet and smooth, insane drinkability for almost 15% abv, i breezed thru this bomber like nobodys business.

only drawback is the price $22 the most ive paid so far ($11 per 12 oz) for a beer. would i do it again next year? maybe. hair of the dog adam almost as good, alot cheaper $4 per 12 oz.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fairly muddled brown color with lots going on, some turbidity through the browness, not much in terms of head. Lovely aroma, damn, coconut is forceful more than any other beer that didn't have coconut in the name. Vanilla, oak, char, chocolate after that. Good warming sensation from the alcohol.

Taste, wow, so much better than Coton and Papier as far as hiding the heat. This is a monster beer. More and more layers of complexity are revealed with each sip. Toffee and caramel are pretty substantial. Maybe some molasses and leather as well. Really appreciate the creaminess of this one, helps hide the alcohol quite well, I kept telling myself how amazing this was at hiding the alcohol, very nice. The woody touches are right in the ideal amount.

Really exceeded my expectations with this beer. Time to start adding to my little stash of this beer.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at the local Binny’s for a wonderfully outrageous price of $22. Bottle number 4225.

Appearance – Pours a dirty, ruddy brown into my tulip glass. About a finger of slight tan head is achieved with a somewhat vigorous pour that dissipates momentarily leaving slight spotty lacing.

Smell – Lots of dark fruits such as figs, prunes, and dates. Brown sugar, maple syrup, and molasses. Slight sour character such as green grapes. Ends with a leather/earthy aroma.

Taste – A lot of sweetness up front from the dark fruits, though it is almost immediately taken over by an ever so slight tartness reminiscent of fruity sherry. This melds into brown sugar, vanilla, some oak and smokiness, and lastly bourbon. Honestly, I’m pretty impressed for how big this beer is, how nice it comes together. I did a search after starting to review this and saw others getting a slight tartness from this (which I am experiencing) but then read some saying there is almost an A-1 sauce flavor (which I do not detect, however, seeing as I use that damn sauce on everything I would like to try a bottle with those characteristics, haha).

Mouthfeel – Pretty creamy and thick, though the higher than average carbonation for this style works well by making it seem a bit lighter overall.

Overall – I will get another bottle of this for sure and sit on it for a while. If it is infected like people say, oh well. But from what I have experienced, while pretty damn pricy, this is a beer to sip and enjoy. I don’t taste alcohol (though I do get warming) and for being so “young” and such high ABV, that is pretty damn impressive. I really am enjoying this beer when I thought it would be more of a “meh” beer.

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Photo of Rutager
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed with Daftcaskbc.

Appearance. Pours a murky, orange-brown with a thin, off-white head.

Smell. Sweet caramel, some white wine and wood, a little coffee and vanilla. There are also some unidentifiable (to me, anyways) woody spices.

Taste. Sweet caramel, cedar and a little pine, molasses and plums, maybe a little cherry. High abv is fairly well hidden, but what comes through is smooth. Sweet and delicious.

Mouthfeel. Full body, medium-low carbonation. Sticky and a little warm.

Overal. Sweet and full of flavour. Nice stuff.

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Photo of bbeane
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into an oversized snifter... starts with a thick partially fizzy head that disappears quickly. Beer is a very dark amber color, crimson when held up to the light

S- Very sweet smelling of caramel, figs, and molasses with some definite notes coming through from the bourbon barrels

T- Very sweet taste going along with the nose... caramel, sweet malts, cinnamon, and bourbony boozy heat

M- Slick, medium body with light carbonation

O- Loved it. Lived up to all the noteriety. Had lots of flavor with just the right amount of boozy heat to accompany it


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Photo of artoolemomo
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Received with very little head which obviously can't have much retention. The head is a light beige while the body is a mix of burgundy and chestnut brown that appears as a dark amber/maroon when held up to the light.

Nose- Very mild. Some light peach, mango perhaps, a hint of mustiness. Even leather. Swirling doesn't reveal much except a certain creaminess. Peach is almost apricot or pear. I'm sure this reveals nothing about the actual profile but it's interesting in its subtlety nonetheless.

Taste- The nose is somewhat of an indication of what this beer is going to be like- starts off with subtle fruit esters that pretty much pinpoint the fruit flavors I enjoy- peach, apricot, and pear. But pear seems to be at the forefront which is almost a godsend for me. Even the pear ciders and pear brandies I've had seem to pale in regard to the actual but this expresses the delightful sublimity of that fruit. What's more is that I wasn't expecting this flavor profile. Even more surprising is that this beer expresses absolutely no booze. Some light cherry, a continued bit of peach, but this seems pear dominated. Slight notes of woodiness but this doesn't match the given description at all and I don't care. This beer isn't all that complex but the delicacy is amazing. Such great balance and integration with a flavor note that I find irresistible. Some hints of spice on the finish. Pepper, cinnamon, coriander. The woodiness is almost pine, suggestions of cedar. It's just enough of a contrasting note to prevent this beer from devolving into pure decadence. Easily a great beer. Too bad that this is probably the only time I will ever drink it, but what can you do? As it opens, slight notions of the real heat start to appear but not as much as it should.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with very heavy notes of syrup. It drinks light juice and has some creaminess. Light carbonation. A tad bit of zing. Great overall structure.

Drinkability- It's a good thing this beer costs so much- it's that good. At points, it's not even recognizable as a beer. Slight tangy notes and tiny indications of heat separate it from a blend of pear/apricot/peach juice but not by much. 9 bucks is the highest price I've ever paid for so small a pour but I understand. Not only are these beers 30 bucks a 750mL but this beer also has some age on it. To simplify: it's worth it.

Overall- Great beer- I'm glad that I saved the best for last. I wasn't sure when I saw the rather slight rating of about 4.2 for a Bruery Anniversary beer but now I know it's partially because of the flavor profile. My favored tastes are not others but finally, a beer hits my really specific favorites. Plus it'll get you really drunk. How can you lose? A must try- as in, it's a must if you come across it. When will you get another chance?

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Bottled 04189. Anno 2011. From notes. Reviewed 9 July 2011.

A: Huge head. Very opaque. Brown with red hints. Good lacing. Impressive appearance.

S: STRONG. But sort of meh. Some brandy; a bit tart.

T: Fruit! Huge and immensely fruity -- peach? dates? grape. Malty-magnificent and quite sweet. Crazy strong/flavorful and very good.

M: So sweet...robust, but not great.

O: A really good beer. Super-strong, but super-recommended. Would like to have again.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a massive head of light tan with a nice black iced tea colored body.

Aroma is vanilla, oak, bourbon, leather. Definitely a bit of sourness in smell, I can see where others have claimed that this is infected although I do not know that it is for sure yet. I would suggest drinking one now and see what happens to the others later.

Plenty of oak, booze, tons of leather flavor unsurprisingly and a tight bite on the tongue of booze at the end that is unmistakable. I am easily reminded of the sting of a strong bourbon from this bite. Lots of complexity and I can appreciate the Solera method and do not think there is a whole lot to worry about with this beer. It will have its prime time to drink just like any other beer, but I think it is drinking well right now. Burnt sugars, caramel, toffee, bourbon barrel flavors mixed together well. Most closely resembling Backwoods Bastard in taste from a beer that I have had a few times, I can definitely recommend it.

Mouthfeel is slick with a lot of carbonation. This will probably continue to carb a little more, it is probably a good thing that the bottles are waxed. Looking forward to the 4th anniversary to see how this beer progresses. Being that I love a well aged beer, I do not expect to be disappointed

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Photo of weeare138
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to warriorsoul...
Appears a chestnut toned amber with a small beige head that quickly fades into a thin collar. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of black grapes, vanilla, toffee, caramel, and bitter citrus.
Taste is sweet of beet sugar, prune juice, raisins, and brown sugar.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, viscous, hot, and slick in the finish.

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Photo of eclipse54
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 750 mL bottle from fortsambo; thanks for the killer extra! Split into tulips.

Pours a unique mahogany color with ruby red and blood orange hues where the light passes through. A thin layer of toffee-colored head, composed of fine bubbles, lingers for a few minutes before retreating; it forms a permanent, frothy ring around the perimeter with swirling, central projections.

The aroma is of plum, raisin, and other obscure “dark fruits.” They give way to toffee, caramel, orange citrus, vanilla, and faint bourbon. Some wet oak and faint maple notes are also detectable.

It tastes of the ubiquitous dark fruits, toffee, caramel, and slight brown sugar. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, and some orange are also present. A bit of raw ethanol comes through on the finish. The flavors seem slightly less integrated on the palate than in the nose.

Mouthfeel is wonderful; rich but not cloying, thick but not sticky, and clean but not desiccating at the end. Enough carbonation keeps it lively, and helps the more subtle flavors pop up. Ethanol warms on the finish.

Overall, this is a great old ale with a nice barrel presence. The bourbon isn’t overwhelming in nature, but the alcohol content still comes through slightly more than it should, perhaps. With a bit more time, I think it will only improve.

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Photo of Auracom
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really glad to try this one courtesy of my old roommate on July 30th. Bomber split into wine glasses.

Visually, Mr. French Leather is unassuming and unappealing. Murky/hazy dark brown with a light brown, single-finger head. Lots of lacing and alcohol feet. I don't expect anything interesting here.

The aroma is subtly complex. Definite bourbon up front. Tobacco, spices, breadiness, toffee, figs, slight oak, and sweet apple peel. It's better blended than Coton.

Taste really shows more of the same, almost in a quad-like fashion. For people who think this is sweeter and less cohesive than Coton, what the fuck? This is far more refined than last year's anniversary offering. Spices up front, bourbon and malt elements at the middle of the tongue, and caramal/toffee lead into the finish. Aftertaste is sweet with slight wood and oak. Moderate finish.

Mouthfeel - smooth, semi-thick body, nice carbonation. I'm pretty satisfied with this for the abv.

This is pretty nice, and yes way the fuck better than Coton. I still need to find Papier but by my account, this one compares really well. I honestly went back and edited my Coton ratings because this truly showed how overly sweet that beer was.

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Photo of axeman9182
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle, #5098 was allowed to warm for 20+ minutes before being poured into my Duvel tulip.

Cuir pours a hazy rust color. There's a voluminous khaki colored head, must top out at over four fingers in height. There's above average head retention, and plenty of lacing left all over the glass. Especially given the high ABV it's all quite impressive, and if not for the slightly unattractive color I'd probably give it a 5 for appearance. The nose highlights the barrel aging, even though only 25% of the beer spent time in bourbon barrels. Oak and vanilla are dominant, with bourbon and slightly burnt sugar providing background support. The flavor adds a pronounced fruitiness to the proceedings, plum and raisin notes that I'm guessing come from some highly kilned crystal malts, and that sweet, brown sugary flavor has more of a central role this time around. There's also a slight warming from the alcohol, but it's not nearly as much as I might have anticipated from a nearly 15% beer. Just as the lack of booziness is a pleasant surprise, so is the absence of a syrupy body. I only had about a half pour of Coton on tap last year, but I remember the body coming across as quite thick. The attenuation seems a bit better this time around, as with the low level of carbonation the mouthfeel comes across as full, but not overbearing. Cuir is a very well brewed beer for being such a big Old Ale, and remarkably smooth for its youth. I may have to grab more than the one bottle I already have set aside for my cellar.

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Cuir from The Bruery
4.12 out of 5 based on 588 ratings.
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