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

Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series)Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series)
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Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series)Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series)

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

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.

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Ratings: 308 |  Reviews: 226
Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this during Thanksgiving weekend on a trip to NY.

A - dark, murky orange with a thin, white head that fades very quickly

S - huge bready aroma, big candy sugar notes

T - bread, candy sugar, faint oak and wood in the finish, well masked alcohol

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated, a bit warm

This is incredibly malty with a dominant bread note. There is also a strong sugar presence. Overall, the flavor is similar to some barleywines that I've had but without much of a hop character. This wasn't a bad beer, but it had a simplistic flavor profile. I'm glad I got to try it.

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Photo of IPAchris
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of koopa
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber purchased in 2008 at Oak Tree Buyrite Liquors in South Plainfield NJ. Taken out of the cellar and consumed today.

Appearance: Pours a transparent dirty dark copper with a 1.5 finger lightly butter cream stained white crown that shows good retention and nice lace.

Smell: Raisins, dates, figs, sweet oak and a faint orange cream note coated by caramel.

Taste: Raisins, sweet oak, and a light caramel combine but at this age they lack pungency. No alcohol presence after 4 years.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Doesn't drink to style enough for me.

Overall: An "OK at best" beer when it was fresh that has mellowed to a mediocre strong ale in just 4 years time.

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Photo of blmar311
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of ctwinne
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SirIPAalot
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of polishkaz
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip.Pours a medium orange amber with virtually no head, light carbonation. Malty light wood aroma. Light oak, sweet and caramel malts, slight nuttiness. Caramel and light floral flavors in finish. Smooth and well integrated. Appeared bland at first, but improved with further drinking and warming. ABV well covered. A pleasant, understated strong ale.

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Photo of DBoone
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of zaphodchak
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orangey, cloudy. No real head.

Orangey, caramelly barleywine nose.

Slightly toasty, dryish caramel. Kind of a biting barleywine, though time has definitely weathered this beast.

Not very carbonated, thickish though and with a bit of heft to it.

Good beer if not mind-blowing, a bit intense. If you can dig bold barleywine flavor, go for it.

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Photo of billab914
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into my CBS snifter. It poured a deep amber orange color with a thin, spotty, white lacing scattered across the top of the beer. The little bit of head that was there initially faded pretty quickly, but the color looked really appealing.

The aroma has a really good mix of caramel maltiness and woody oak. The sweeter, malty, caramel, brown sugar flavors are really complimented well by the vanilla and oak wood. I'm getting some orange and slight honey like flavors out of it as well. The flavors really come together well in it.

The taste also shows off the woody oak flavors very well. I get a little more of the caramel and orange blossom sweetness to it as well. The finish has enough bitterness to balance out the sweetness. The oak flavors really compliment well.

The mouthfeel leans a little towards the heavier side with carbonation being a little below average. Nice mouthfeel for the style. Overall, I really liked this beer. I think it really benefited from some age as everything really smoothed out and came together well. The oak flavors really stood out for me in it as well. Very enjoyable beer overall.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful deep amber body. White head holds up with ok retention and lace.

S - Super sweet. Caramel, sweet fresh baked bread, and toffee.

T - Wow. A little bit of age did this beer well. Caramel and toffee into pumpernickel and a touch of nutmeg. Soft booze and sweet oak round out the finish beautifully.

M - Thick, full bodied, with a surprising brightness for the level of sweetness.

O - Shade sweet, but still a fantastic beer.

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Photo of brendaniel
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Gww1864
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

pours a luminous amber tone with a finger of tan head that fades fairly quickly into a thin cap, ring around the glass; patchy lacing.

oaky, earthy notes combine with sweet malts to headline the nose. hints of honey and vanilla are also evident. definitely one of the more oaky beers i've come across. flavor follows the nose pretty closely... getting some coconut... alcohol is present but not overbearing; of course, this was preceded by a 17.6 ABV barleywine so i may not be sensing the booze as much as i would have with a fresh palate. caramel and almonds also come to mind.

mouthfeel is nice: creamy, medium-plus bodied with average carbonation. overall a solid beer i would love to enjoy again but will not be champing at the bit either.

originally reviewed: 01-04-2011

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Photo of rlee1390
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange amber, two finger head

S-Oak, toffee and caramel, almost like a barleywine

T-Starts with toffee and caramel, oak as well. Some alcohol still, vanilla and molasses.

M-Medium bodied but not much carbonation.

O-I've been seeking this beer for a while now and finally tried it. A decent beer but the series as a whole was a little lack luster.

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Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of bsuedekum
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Cuvee Series One (Oak Aged Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 60.1% out of 100 with 308 ratings
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