Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
64 ounce growler
Thanks to buffalohead for sharing this at a small get together. A decent pale ale has all the hallmarks of a typical Southern Tier release. While it is not the best beer I would drink a pint or two with friends.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel transparent base shimmers with carbonation under a stark white head. A crisp nose sparkles with resin, orange rinds, and cream candies. It almost has a fresh spring feel like warm laundry.
Flavor / Palate - Dryer sheets, resin, and lemons provide a bright fresh texture. Airy and smooth, the mouthfeel is long lasting. Fairly typical for a Southern Tier tap it has a nice finish of freshly ground coffee beans. This could be better but I have had worse.
merc7186 (2842) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Pepper Heat, Mildly Floral
Appearance: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thin White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
Taste: Peppers, Mildly Yeasty
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mild Heat
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Southern tier brewery. Clear gold pour with a lacy white head. Nose is citrus hop, malt, and some earthiness. Taste is bitter up front, quite grassy and earthy. The finish and aftertaste is Where the green coffee beans hang out. A bit strange, since with most coffee beers, you get a roasted coffee flavor.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Southern Tier, copper pour, medium body. malty backbone, coffee and pepper heat. Green coffee beans?? Toasty/roasty. Interesting