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

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268 Ratings
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Cuvee Series Two (Oak Aged Series)Cuvee Series Two (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
Ratings:
268
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
34
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of shoegueuze
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerdsley419
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not sure how old. Poured aggressively from 22oz bottle into snifter.

L - Pours a very beautiful deep red/brown. Thin mocha head, little lacing

S - Smells of prunes/dates/figs, vanilla & oak, slight sweetness to the smell

T - Taste is true to the smell. Fig/dark fruit taste is prevalent, hints of vanilla, can taste the oak throughout. The 10% alcohol is well hidden

F - nice thick body yet lacking the full mouth feel I expected.

This is a solid beer however it was lacking depth and complexity. Not bad for a cheap-ish impulse buy I sat on for a short while.

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinp444
4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

5-6 year old vintage. Small hiss upon opening, poured into a snifter it is a hazy caramel brown just a tiny ring of caramel colored head. Smells of oak, figs, dried fruit, apple, pear, brandy, and caramel with minor malt notes. Taste of dried fruit, brown sugar, oak, caramel, sticky mouth feel, leather, apple, toffee, a bit of coffee, minor minor bitter, lots of honey sweetness. The overall body is thick viscous with a sticky full mouth feel that leaves tons of residual sugar, I drank this too early in the day as it is a true desert beer with a taste similar (and paired well) with bread pudding. Love it.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark, murky brown with minimal head. Rich and malty with subtle oak in aroma and flavor. Lots of dark fruit character. Dense, sticky feel. Low carbonation.

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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found an old review in the archives. Split with The Sage.

Ruby red to belt leather brown color. Sliver of crescent moon retention. Smells like nougat, sherry and oak. Tastes like a nougat and caramel candy bar with vanilla and dark fruit in there too. Still fairly boozey despite being forgotten in the cellar for a long, long time.

Would nice digestif if that weren't a physiological oxymoron.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Cuvee Series Two (Oak Aged Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 268 ratings.
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