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Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) | The Bruery

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Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged)Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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4.52/5
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294 Ratings
Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged)Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HopHead84 on 05-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
294
pDev:
8.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
189
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 294 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of IckyT2012
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a snifter appears a hazy brown color with rich finger plus of darkly stained khaki cap that recedes slowly leaving spotty lace.

Aroma is burnt sugar with a distinct bourbon tang of alcohol about it. Raison, plum, prune, dates, molasses, figs...all those dark sugary things are present with slight woodiness, vanilla and caramel.

Taste is sweet bourbon goodness. Complex layerings of bourbon meets wood and slight oxidation, mustiness and earth. Vanilla, caramel, toffee and molasses are all well represented along with bourbon and slight herbal bitterness to contrast.

This is medium to fuller bodied and modestly carbonated. Not that long ago I spent a couple days drinking through the first 5 bruery anniversary beers and Cuir ranked among my least favorite. This 100% barrel version though is on the opposite end of the spectrum and might be one of my favorites in the entire anniversary lineup.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dddddddd
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of residual sugar notes with some bourbon notes and deep caramelized malt is quite intense and warming. Taste is also a mix of deeply caramelized malt with some bourbon notes, some vanilla, quite a bit of residual sugar and some light warming alcohol notes. Body is full with good carbonation. A bit too sweet and cloying but still quite a nightcap style of a treat.

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Photo of mklisz
4.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScottP
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dataylor21
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anteater
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of timc100
3.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cellared by the Bruery

More oxidized and mellowed than I was hoping. The nose did have some rich bourbon nuances, sweet caramel and some toffee. A decent amount of oxidation flavors did come through and nearly dominate: sherry, pale vanilla, 'neutral' oak. Those oxidized flavors were the front runner on the palate, definitely did not have the rich notes the aroma hinted at, tasted similar to the 25/75 Coton.

A nice beer but past its prime.

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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this last night with an anniversary ale vertical. I've had the 25/75 version before, and I liked the 100% bourbon barrel aged much better. I feel the 100% bourbon barrel aged version gives you more of the barrel characteristics which go extremely well with the old ale base. Once again, another home run from The Bruery.

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4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirsteve42
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bieme
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Complex, raisin-y, tiny bit of sour to balance the sweetness - delicious. Our favorite at the 2015 Stone Oakquinox barrel-aged tasting event.

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4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 294 ratings
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