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Southern Tier Cuvée Series 2

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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Ale aged in American Oak ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark ruby red color, roasted malt flavor with apparent bitterness. Finishes with a rich caramel and espresso aroma. AMERICAN OAK IMPRESSIONS: Impressions of vanilla crème, classic crème brûlée and nougat. A little more oak flavor than series one, but with creamy intensity. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is oak and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with sweet vanilla malt and strong oak in the finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2008) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bomber in my fridge. Pours cherry wood stain red/brown with no head. Nose full of oak. Taste of toffee, vanilla, and caramel with oak rounding out the finish. The oak adds complexity to an otherwise one dimensional beer. Body is full and slick.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
65 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Esplanadi, Tampere.
Originally rated on 20100417.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of resiny hops, caramel malts, ripe fruits and toffee notes. Flavor of caramel malts, ripe fruits, alcohol notes, some resin and hay. A mediocre beer wrapped in a nice package.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McGarnigle (575) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bomber that was on sale (but still $9). If getting rid of the box would drop the price, I’d do it. I haven’t had the others in this series. but I like this. Kinda sweet, not bitter, nor roasty. Creamy with some vanilla. All the edges are worn off this ale. They say nougat, and I think they’re right. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Poured from bottle a deep copper with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, oak, vanilla, and sweet malt. Tastes of toffee, biscuit, cherry, oak, bourbon and some booze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6730) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
65 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Esplanadi. Rated on 17.04.2010
Aroma is somewhat fruity and sweet with american hops, caramel and toffee. Flavour is sweetish with caramel, some toffee, fruitiness, hops, some oaky notes and stinging alcohol. An ASA too high on booze.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gregwilsonstl (1255) - Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Dark red. Smells like plum. No head. Not balanced at all. It just doesn’t work. Very strong alcohol. Dominant oak flavor. It just doesn’t work.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabband (66) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
Duft af sherry. Gæret nærmest kriek agtig. Uklar rødlig farve. Ikke meget kulsyre. Alkohol tung og meget meget sød. Karamel. Eftersmagen er lidt tam lidt bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
22oz bottle from Armanetti’s. Pours a cloudy, brown colored body with a reddish hue. Finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is rich, darker caramels with some brown sugar, a good amount of vanilla, a moderate oak, touches of fig, and a very light spicing. Flavor is similar. Sweeter, rich, darker caramels with notes of brown sugar and maple. More oak than Series 1 with a good amount of vanilla, hints of fig, a light spicing, and nuts. Finishes sweet and rich with a light earthy bitterness and a bit more of the spice coming out as well as a nice, oaky vanilla. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full, slightly chewy and sticky body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Sweeter and rich, but a bit more oak and vanilla than Series 1 with a light spicing and earthy bitterness in the finish. I like this one a bit better than Series 1.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle split with Pat, Keith, James, Simon and Terr at my first schiavo tasting i hosted a few years ago. We paired a shit ton of beers with diff courses of herbals. This was one of the last courses so a heavier hybrid was in order. Pours a hazy deep brown with thick beige head. Aroma of cognac booze, fig, barley, vanilla, oak, sweet honey, espresso, caramel, toffee, malt and notes of chocolate. Very rich, medium body with a slightly sticky, firm palate. Slow boozey finish. Really enjoyed this one, maybe in the top 3 of the tasting we had but I still prefer the 1st one of the series.


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