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Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3.76/5
Very Good
308 Ratings
Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series)Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mcallister on 07-15-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
308
pDev:
13.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
29
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3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a murky deep amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation and light amounts of copper and golden yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall foamy beige head that quickly reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel + toffee malts with moderate amounts of oak + vanilla.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of caramel and toffee malts with light flavors of toasted malts and moderate to strong amounts of caramel/toffee sweetness which is almost cloying. Moderate flavors of oak and vanilla with a hint of booziness in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Having been cellared for roughly 7 years, the mouthfeel of this beer has definitely mellowed. Still very sweet, almost cloyingly so and the oak from the barrel agin is definitely more prominent than I expected.

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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy caramel amber in color. It poured with a minimal head that left just a thin layer of bubbles around the collar.
S: Light aromas of oak are present in the nose along with notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of oak along with notes of caramel malts and brown sugar and hints of toffee.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly sticky on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Having been aged seven years, this beer seems to be somewhat muted from what I would normally expect, especially since it doesn't have a heavy and sticky mouthfeel.

Note: 2008 vintage

Serving type: bottle

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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A frothy inch of perfect bready tan foam is achieved with a vigorous pour. Head only stays a minute and fades leaving a quarter inch of lace and some pond scum like skim. Body is a pale orange amber tone. Nose is considerably sweet with layers of malty goodness including a nice graham cracker feel. Kind of like a scotch ale in terms of smell. Flavor holds true with first sip, sweet, creamy and quite bready with the first sips. Consistent throughout the palate with sweet cracker bready notes. Enjoyable but very thick on the palate as it is on the mouthfeel. Easy to drink but incredibly sweet and lacking depth and character they were looking for in a special release oak aged brew with the term cuvee used.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 12 ounce brandy glass, pours a beautiful mahogany dark orange, deep nose of raisins, apples and dates. Big time green/dark red apple taste, lots of apple sweetness.

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Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; bottled in 2008, so around 6.5 years old. Pours slightly hazy ruby red/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a spotty cap that lingers. Some light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, oak, light nuttiness, light herbal, and oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruitiness, and oak notes; with good strength. Taste of huge raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, oak, light nuttiness, light herbal, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light amount of herbal/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, vanilla, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruitiness, and oak flavors; with a great malt/oak balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with minimal warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent oak aged strong ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruitiness, and oak flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02/19/14 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. I really like this brew. First impression has a maple/oak taste that is just right.

At 11% all children should leave the room, but adults will have the advantage of privilege, so go for it..

It will put some blush in your cheeks.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.76/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 308 ratings
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