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Southern Tier Cuvée Series 2

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 332   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin to no white head, aroma brought notes of deep toffee, molasses, dark raisin, some slight plastic notes, hints of oak, vanilla in there, touch of slight cocoa powder. Taste is very plasticky, touch of vanilla, slight oak, lots of dark fruits and toffee/molasses, finishing fairly sweet. Eh something is off about this, but there are enough good tastes to help a bit.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9025) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle @ Armin’s house. Somewhat cloudy, reddish orange appearance with a small tan head. Somewhat oxidized, toffee, light vanilla, dull flavor hoppy, fairly intense aroma. Fairly boozy, cardboard, plastic, toffee, caramel, bitter floral flavor. Pretty strong.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
0.65l bottle courtesy of Meilby and shared with the Kristiansandsmafia. Never thought I’d get to try this, so big thanks for sharing! The pour on this one is clear dark nutty brown, actually quite lovely looking, and it has a low light sidesticking off-white head. On the aroma it’s lovely sweet and kinda oaky with lots of sticky sweet strawberries, some vanilla-oaky touches and caramel. Feels quite complex and very nice. It has a near creamy-sticky texture with a average small bubbly and quite comfortable carbonation level.The flavors are sweetish, caramely and sticky with sweet consentrated strawberries, vanilla and some rum raisins. Wish I could just pop a bottle and enjoy it over an evening because this was really nice! Again, big big thanks for sharing! 30.03.2012

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle I bought in Cincinnati back in 2009. Pours a hazy plum-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, oak, dark dried fruits, vanilla, and syrup. The flavor is fruitier, with brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, oak, and resin. Medium-full bodied, with a super sweet, syrupy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I actually liked this one better than the others in the Cuvee Series.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle pouts a ref brown small cream head. Smells tastes of caramel oak sweet vinillia coconut Booze. Really nice beer one of the best I’ve had in some time nice crisp finish bit of tingle on tongue.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7569) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, coconut, oak and vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet, coconut, vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonaiton is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2335) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
This one was very oaky as well. Lots of life, a good solid body, a harsh finish and a decent offering

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle from Waldos. Dark reddish brown with a fizz off white head. Caramel cereal grain vanilla and oak aroma and taste with some roasted grain and coconut and the finish and a nice thick smooth palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Cuvee 2 pours a dark brown color with ruby red highlights. A good amount of head is poured but quickly fizzes. A very thin layer of head is left. The aroma on this beer is decent and really had me hoping this one was better then the first. Lovely smell of wood hits the nostrils first. A good amount of caramel and vanilla follow that up. The taste is slightly boozy but not as bad as I thought it would be. This beer is definitely a malt bomb. Looking for any kind of hops in this beer, just don’t bother. The caramel is mixed in nicely with the oak flavors. I also picked up a good amount of dark fruits and vanilla. This brew has many characteristics of a Barleywine. What I didn’t like was the bitterness it gave off. It didn’t taste like the usual bitterness that is given off by a ton of hops but something different. Something I just couldn’t get into. The mouthfeel is smooth and big. Goes down really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (734) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle purchased at the source. Pours a quite cloudy brown colour with an off white head initially, that recedes to to a ring and trickles of lacing bubbles left behind. Aroma is sweet, oaky, a little fruit perfume. Tastes pretty complicated, there’s oak and syrup and a little bitter sweet. I expected it to be sour, but not there at all.


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