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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Southern Gentleman, meet Southern Belle. Itís part of our 2013 lineup yíall. The flagship in our barrel-aged series, the Southern Gentleman features our Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale conditioned in bourbon casks. While the Kentucky spirit melds evenly, itís not for the faint of heart. Just as its predecessor, the Southern Belle also incorporates our award-winning Southern Pecan. The twist is the tub. Smooth as a gentle kiss, the Southern Belle is instead aged in Pinot Noire wine barrels. Itís sure to melt your heart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (1640) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Aromas of sweet raisin, over-ripened banana, soft booze, winey. Red with dark orange highlights and a somewhat lasting white head. Flavors of rum cake, cherry, fruit cake. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Keg at Whole Foods Charlottesville, 4/28/15. Clear amber, thin creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, pecans and wine and candied citrus in the finish. The taste is tart jammy fruit, grape, strawberry, herbal notes, caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, moderate lingering tartness. Weird, but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3729) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Draft sample at Beer Run. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of stone fruit, tropical fruit, light citrus, apples. Tastes of light acidic tartness, stone fruit, light wine. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Draft at Beer Run courtesy of nate2g, thanks! Clear ruby color, flat. Aroma of port wine, prunes. Taste is rich, vinous, dark fruit. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10198) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Draft... Pours cloudy and ruby with copper highlights and no head. Smells woody and vinous with no brown ale character remaining. Light-bodied and watery with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced, but is also thin and bland, sharing only a hint of red wine. No brown ale components here at all. Short, crisp, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AmEricanbrew (6438) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Clear amber color with fleeting head. Bourbon, grass, swamp water aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Grassy, vegetal, swamp water flavors with vanilla whiskey---not really good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
On draft at Proof. Poured a reddish brown color with some tan-white head. Aroma is slightly biscuity and has a bit of caramel; however, itís got a funky sour yeast predominating smell. Taste is like that of a Flemish red. A bad Flemish red. Just sour and awful. Medium hop presence. Light body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
10/18/13. On tap at Proof. Amber pour, basically no khaki head. Wow, this is messed up - definitely infected. Sour all the way. Gross, sour, lots of vinegar, mild wine aspects, some sweet brown ale lingers... cereal grains, more sour and vinegar. No thanks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PorterPounder (6390) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap at Proof Brewing Company. Medium copper pour, light off white head. Vinegary aroma, hints of pickles. Flavor is of Fruity Pebbles cereal and vinegar. Too sweet and too sour at the same time. The wine barrel thing ruins this one - which is a novelty that I think is past its prime. Passable mouthfeel. Not good - back to the drawing board on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3576) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Proof. Amber pour. Sweet malt, wine, nuts in the aroma. Tastes are as expected: a brown with a wine-y twang to it. Caramel, little woody. Grew on me. 7.2

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