Cuvee Ange | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cuvee Ange was inspired by the French Oak wine barrels we used for this project that once housed all French wine varietals. Fermented with wild yeast and aged in a combination of Cabernet, Merlot, and Grenache barrels with raspberries and blackberries, Cuvee Ange is a fruity, tart, complex ale. Cuvee Ange pours a bright rose with aromas of fruit, funk, and wood.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 08-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
36
For Trade:
4
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this is next level stuff from these guys, i had no idea they did this kind of beer, and what a shining specimen it is! man, i really dug this, its super complex, and uses the wine barrels brilliantly. there is a light pinkish color to the beer from the tap, with a tangy attractive aroma of wet old oak, dried fruity red wine, oak tannins, slight raspberry, and ripe plum. lots going on, and the flavor is equally complex. the wine aspect is incredible in the flavor, rich and high quality, dense and fruity, ad i definitely get more fruit from the wine here than i do from the added berries. the wine shows black cherry and raisin, while the berries amount to a sort of generic fruity sweetness, but i could swear there are fresh plums in here, i get the tart dark skins and the sweet fleshy fruit, must be the different elements combining uniquely to tease the plum, but its really definite to me. some acidity making this appear a little sour as it finishes, but the earthy flatness of the wood seems to more than temper that, and whats left of the yeast to appreciate, at least for me, is the wild aspect, funky and old worldy, perhaps a little young, but tasty and complimentary to everything else happening here. this beer represents a huge evolution for these guys, who i certainly did now know were crafting beers like this. very impressive brew that i am sure will continue to improve nicely with time!

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Cuvee Ange from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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