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

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Cuvee Series Three (Oak Aged Series)Cuvee Series Three (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:
146
Reviews:
73
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
25.79%
 
 
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11
Gots:
52
For Trade:
2
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

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Photo of IdrinkGas
2.14/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a golden ruby color with a small watery white head.

Overwhelming cane sugar and caramel malt. Very faint cherry
aroma is there as well.

Taste is as sugary sweet as the nose suggests. Also get some tobacco, leather and some hints of vanilla. Seems like the oak is gone.

Mouthfeel was on the thicker side with little carbonation.

Reminds me of one of their big stouts minus any redeeming qualities. One the worst beers I've had this year. I couldn't choke this down but the sink had no trouble finishing his 17oz portion. Came in a fancy box and had a shiny label so I had higher hopes for this one;o(

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of billab914
3.23/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into my Devil's Backbone glass. It poured a deep mahogany color with a thin tan head sticking to the edges of the glass.

The aroma shows a lot of the oak wood to it. Caramel, cherry and some yeast spice are there as well. The wood is a little strong and it feels a little overly sweet and sugary, but I like the how the oak comes together with the sweet maltiness. It's a little boozy, but tolerable.

The taste shows more of the malty sweetness, so much that it becomes a little syrupy towards the finish. I'm really liking the dark fruits though, as I get notes of cherry and fig out of it. The oak is complimenting, but not enough to overcome the sweet, syrupy finish.

The mouthfeel is leaning towards the heavier side with carbonation being low. Overall, I enjoyed this beer as well as others in the series. It may have been a little sweet and syrupy at times, but I liked how the bold oak and sweet malt flavors came together. This was probably my least favorite of the Cuvee's, but it was still a decent beer to sip on this evening.

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Photo of russpowell
2.46/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours an effervescent orange with a slight tan head that fizzles quickly. Minimal head retention & zero lacing

S: Rich cherry & fig notes, the only redeeming feature of this offering

T: Figs, cinnamon, canned pears, & candied orange slices with some cayenne pepper thrown in up front. Cherry Brandy notes as this warms, with booze heat, plus raisins, but none of this really works in harmony, maybe too much oak aging??? Sooo many things wrong here. Finishes beyond cloying, with raisins, cherries & cut-rate pineapple juice

MF: Still carbonation, slick, a touch hot

This is still a mess, glad I got to try it, suprised I did not drain pour it, avoid! Can't believe ST put this clunker out...

Edit, I did drain pour about half of this

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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.81/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Stella Artois Chalice.

A- A deep ruby amber with a head that dissipates right away.

S- Very overpoweringly woody and roasty. Hints of grain, caramel, biscuit and vanilla.

T- Tastes very strongly of roasted wood as well as being very carmally and slightly nutty. A very sweet beer there is also a very intense vanilla flavor. Their are some biscuit and bread notes very similar to a sweet desert. Slight hints of berry-like fruit. Very overwhelmingly complex.

M- Very rich with little carbonation, it has a full body that hangs to the side of the glass. Very thick. Heavily coats the inside of you're mouth.

O- This beer is super intense and definitely a sipper. That being said though it is very good, however I can definitely see where this could be considered bad for many people. You have to really be into rich and strong beers in order to enjoy this, not to mention you really have to enjoy the taste of oak in your beer. It is very overly sweet and very potent and not to mention powerful. I got to enjoy this beer on my 21st birthday with my father and we had a great time sipping it together. Definitely not for the weak of palate. I'm very glad that I bought this, especially since it was the last bottle at the specialty store that I frequent. Would love to have been able to try series one and two. While I thought that this beer was phenomenal I definitely have to give it only a 3.5 just because of the fact that it was so overly complex. Unless you really took a nice slow time sipping this beer it would almost be to hard to distinguish flavors and whatnot. I can definitely see where Southern tier was trying to go with this though and I can definitely respect what they were able to accomplish.

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4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of Jadjunk
2.55/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Taco Mac Decatur. Reviewed from Notes.

(Appearance) arrives a deep copper mahogany brown, largely translucent but quite dark. Flat head, has little swirls of brown in the surface cover. Looks decent, albeit flat. 3.5

(Smell) Deep caramel, booze, toffee, wood oak tones, minor berry aromas hint of vanilla. Oaken booze flavor is the dominating aroma. Interesting. 3.5

(Taste) Minor booze maple sugar and vanilla front with oak tones trailing throughout. Flavor comes through in the end with a heavy duty slick honey finish. A bit too much vanilla and sweetness in the mix and there's not much balance to the overall beer to round out the sweet flavors; perhaps more bitters are necessary. Not too enjoyable for the price I paid. 2

(Mouthfeel) Very slick, nearly flat in delivery throughout. This amplifies the sweet sugar quality. It could have benefited a lot with a touch more carbonation. Alcohol is a medium in presence, body is a medium/high. Riddled with issues. 2

(Overall) This was hardly worth the money to me. Interesting take but a lack of balance makes this difficult to consume in general. Not very enjoyable or worth your time. Avoid. 2.5

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Cuvee Series Three (Oak Aged Series) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.18 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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