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Southern Tier Cuvée Series 2

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RATINGS: 338   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4138) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Thanks to ucusty for sharing this one. Pours a dark copper with a one finger offwhite head. The nose is sweet, fruity, oaky, caramel, mildly tannic. Flavor is mild, some waxy character, rich, caramel, malty. Palate is waxy and astringent. Overall a pretty plain beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
22oz bottle shared by nuplastikk. Hazy brown-amber with a small light beige head. Lots of oak, vanilla and spice in the aroma, with a sweet berry and frosting touch. Sweet, alcoholic, oaky and malty flavors. Lots of brown sugar and caramel. the oak provides some foil to the sweetness, but doesn’t quite manage. Full, sticky body. Alright for a few sips, but this could use some more balance for that sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6961) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2009
BOTTLE: copper pour, sweet aroma with some booze. Taste is caramel, oak, quite rich. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2009
(22oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk) Medium tan head atop cloudy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, some vanilla, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, oak, light vanilla, some alcohol. Sticky full body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle shared by nuplastikk: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and milk chocolate with lots of fresh oaky character. Starts with good fullness and rich, sweet dark caramel maltiness with a healthy dose of fresh oak and bittersweetness toward the drier, crisp finish. Pretty well balanced, complex and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2009
This was a decent but unspectacular beer. Aroma was OK. Vanilla, oak and caramel. Pour was a nice deep gold with a one finger bubbly off white head. Taste was a little thin with hints of roasted caramel and chocolate in the front with a weird spiciness prickling the tonsils in the aftertaste. Nice carbonation makes the beer enjoyable. One thing’s for sure, this tasted like an 8% beer at most. Good job at hiding the alcohol.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Pours dark red with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, pepper, roasted malt. Tastes cloyingly sweet and mesy with up front weird bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
EBF NOTB. Light amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet malts- caramel/molasses, light toasted bread as well as oak and vanilla. Taste: I found this to be way too sweet- alot of molasses/caramel as well as alot of oak and vanilla. Light hop bittering finish. Big, sticky, and boozy-

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Great nose with the vanilla and caramel. Color is nice too, with a rich bourbon color. There’s some malt on the first taste - but it’s all at the front of the mouth. It’s one of the only beers I’ve had where there’s almost no finish... It’s viscous on the palate, which is your only sense that you’re drinking an 11% beer. This one could sneak up on you.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3518) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2009
22 oz bottle from Binny’s Glen Ellen. Murky, dark brown pour with a thin bit of off white head. Aroma is nutty, with caramel, vanilla, maybe some bourbon. Flavor is oaky, lightly sweet. There’s some smoke, some caramel. The sweetness is nicely subdued here. Nice body with some carbonation and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Very solid brew.


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