Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) | The Bruery

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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
Ratings:
292
Reviews:
75
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
222
Gots:
189
For Trade:
10
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kbutler1
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Pours a dark brown color, slightly murky, with a fan light head. Carmel in the nose, vanilla, and brown sugar. Surpisingly little if any booze notes. The sweetness in the nose pretty much overpowers any barrel that I can notice. Very appealing aroma though. Very smooth medium mouthfeel. Very luscious taste with notes of caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla. Some barrel makes its way into the taste. Again, surprised how drinkable this is given the abv. Very good.

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Photo of maximum12
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to msulinski for this bottle, a great trader in a state that seems to breed a lot of 'em. I loved the regular version of Cuir, so I've been looking forward to this one, & have an option on two more bottles (from another fine Pennsylvania trader, oddly enough). Big, expensive 750 ML bottle poured into a small glass, other half goes into the fridge for my hard-working wife.

Let me say that the gold wax was perfect...not like the finger-slicing Cuir waxing. THIS is how you wax a bottle, well enough to serve & protect, but not so much that you need a bowie knife to get the junk off, or have it crumble into three thousand pieces. Pour is dark muddy with crimson flaring around the edges; surprisingly persistent head given the high ABV. The smell, oh, the lovely, ass-grabbing smell. Bourbon & vanilla are apparent at arm's length, or more. Sweet malts, brown sugar, caramel, molasses. Freakin' beautiful. This must be what a threesome smells like.

100% Barrel Aged Cuir singes & burns like a shot of liquor; I lost nose hairs. The alcohol is searing to the point of distraction. The bourbon & vanilla in the nose run roughshod through the taste. Underneath that is a riot of complexity. Strong sherry flirting with the beginnings of oxidation. Dates, or figs, or raisins. Malty? Yeah, I suppose. Plenty of caramel. Finish is maddeningly sweet, like a honey-based maple syrup. Despite the obvious carbonation, this is a heavyweight of a beer in the stomach. I shouldn't have eaten dinner. Just like the regular Cuir, terrifyingly drinkable for a huge beer. If my wife isn't home soon, I'm going to finish the whole bottle.

Mmmm. Belly warm. Happy. This is an excellent beer, simply superb. I'll be interested to see how this blend ages, I'd love to try it again in a year when the alcohol starts to trim sail, but the early notes of oxidation are alarming.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

this beer pours a dark dark amber to reddish brown color with a decent head. the smell is absolutel phnomenal vanilla tons of caramel bourbon light oak and a hug boozy sweetness. the flavor follows suit with a bit to much of the sweetness and boooziness. the mouthfeel is to thick and sweet. overall the beer is still deliscious

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Cuir (100% Bourbon Barrel Aged) from The Bruery
4.4 out of 5 based on 292 ratings.
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