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:
198
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
37
For Trade:
4
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of wolverine0712
4.99/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of BurtStL6
4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alykathleen
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This ale is sour and tangy, just the thing this sour beer lover was in the mood for. Wonderfully carbonated with an earthy finish. Very good over all.

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Indytruks138
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ASTMONATE
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Settles into the glass with slightly hazy ruby body. Thin, fizzy off-white head settles quickly and leaves a ring of bubbles around the edges. Big fruit aroma on the nose, with lots of berries coming through. Raspberries, plums, white grapes, hints of peach, blueberries all come through along with some woody oak. Wow, even more berries in the flavor. Blueberries and raspberries come through in a big way, then the white grapes and oak come through heavily. Slightly tart and acidic, but not quite sour. Almost a different beer from the beginning of the taste to the end. The feel is pretty good, with medium-high carbonation, medium bodied, with a lingering sweet tartness. This is a really nice beer that is a combination of a sour and a fruit beer. Really complex and enjoyable.

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4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a hazy and murky dark copper color with some nice orange hues to it. Very little light can come through. There is a slight white head that forms of about half and inch.

Aroma of berries. Nice tart notes with some slight vinegar but still not too overwhelming. The tartness is very nice and fruity and mixes well with some nice slight funk and a bit of a vinous character.

Flavor is pretty delicious. I should let it sit for a bit before I continue. After warming for a bit. Flavor of berries with some nice tartness and some slight fruity sugary sweetness. There is some nice funk and woody notes that mix in with some vinous notes a well. The tartness is not too overwhelming and compliments the fruity sweetness very well. Mouthfeel is nice and light-medium with some dry notes and a slightly vinous finish.

Definitely my favorite 4 Hands brew. Great sour with some nice berry notes and sweetness mixed in with great wild ale tartness.

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Photo of vande
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B-Nut-GoBlue
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A total of 4-6 ounces tasted at the GToMW. Was a very tasty treat. I'm no expert but have gotten into Wild Ales and Farmhouse Ales a bit over the past year and a half. What came to mind about this was that it had some Jester-King like qualities to it (which can only be a great thing). The wild characteristics of this were on point: tart and enough pucker with the slight horsey and farmhouse-ness that played well with the wine-barrel nuances.

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4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour was a brigt copper, light head, light lacing, fairly crisp.

Very dominant raspberry and blackberry, lighter funk and spice. Hints of malt.

Very combination of raspberry and blackberry. Lighter hints of dry red wine and grape. A bit of malt and spice beneath. Layered very well.

Light and easy, dry finish. A bit sticky.

For a first BA release, homerun. This is a farmhouse ale, half barred aged with raspberries and half with blackberries, then combined.

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Cuvee Ange from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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