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Cuir | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
201
Ratings:
596
pDev:
11.54%
Bros Score:
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Bruery tulip (only fitting). Bottled in Spring 2011, so well over 2yrs old.

A - Dark reddish brown. A little murky. Tan head that sticks around for a little while, minimal lacing.

S - Plum jam, raisins, fruitcake, a little herbal quality like Unterberg.

T - Dates, figs, fruitcake. Alcohol is still present after 2yrs of aging (but not off-putting). Can still taste the herbal hops and the backend dries out nicely, not to make it too sweet.

M - Full bodied and sticky. Low carbonation that fits the body of the beer.

O - I had this fresh and honestly cannot remember how it tasted, but I know I liked it. This is a solid old ale w/ a lot of flavor, the alcohol is still very present, but adds to the flavors in a good way (I bet this was "hot" as hell when fresh)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Figured I would open my bottle of this to check it out while it is still a plenty on the shelves. That and we are wrapping up day 4 with no electricity post hurricane.

a - beer poured a deep reddish purple with not much head to speak of. Fairly murky. Damn they make you work to get it open though.

s - smells pretty sweet with a bit of an oak bourbon barrel tingle. Malt and some brown sugar with a bit of candy.

t - yum. Starts off with the malty brown sugar then a slap in the face of booze which settles into a slight oak bourbon barrel sweet. A little english barleywine-esque but more grape flavored. Dark fruits galore, classic old ale with a punch you in the eye alc assault.

m - alc tingle. Medium bodied.

o - overall a very hot beer. There is deliciousness in there behind the heat. I am a bit on the fence if I should get more of this to sit on since if the heat mellowed it would be spot on. Kind of like coton (which I really dug) but with way more heat.

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Cuir from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 596 ratings
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