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
Ratings:
595
Reviews:
199
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
424
For Trade:
30
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4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank in early 2015 at a little over 3 and a half years old.

Appearance: leathery mahogany color. a small half a finger yellowish tan head with fairly strong retention. super hazy with some sediment floating around. completely opaque.

Smell: sherry, caramel, toffee, rum soaked raisins, brown sugar and dark fruits. some slight cardboard has developed and has some alcohol presence.

Taste: opens with a strong sherry taste along with some booze. lots of sweetness comes through with notes of caramel, toffee, molasses and maple syrup. some alcohol. oxidation is certainly a factor in this beer but only a little cardboard flavor.

Mouthfeel: syrupy and heavy. strong stickiness.

Overall: this one has certainly aged well though I believe it may have peaked and be heading back the downslope. oxidation at this point is a mostly (~85%) good factor to the taste but it is showing hints of negative aspects.

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4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.72/5  rDev +14.6%

Cuir from The Bruery
4.12 out of 5 based on 595 ratings.
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