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Southern Tier Cuvée Series 2

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 335   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11595) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle at a tasting, thanks to Paul. Pours hazy, purple-brown with a medium, off-white head. Ripe fruits and heavy malts on the nose, some Annie’s mac n’ cheese. Extremely sweet, lots of baked beans (which I love!) And toffee, some ripe fruits, mild booze. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Decent warm finish, some more baked beans, toffee, brown sugar, some vanilla. Tons of sugar. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
Pour ruby/amber with thin beige head. Aroma oak vanilla, caramel, creme brulee, butterscotch, quite sweet, tobacco, mild dark fruit. Taste vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, butterscotch, creme brulee, mild dark fruit, raisins. MF medium to full body with light carb. solid brew complex and full of flavors. Thanks Mike!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3 year old large format in snifter. Carmel color. White lacing. Creamy with toffee vanilla and carmel. Medium bitterness, sweet, and good burn. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2826) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours a clear ruby color with an aroma of dark fruit, caramel and toffee. Lots of sweet malt with vanilla, caramel, and dark fruit dominant. A touch hot, but just enough to warm your insides. Has aged very well Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
650ml bottle from trade. Pours a deep, cloudy ruby with thin off white head. Aroma is fruity malt, oak, slightly sweet. Flavour is of dark fruit, caramel, creme brulee, and brown sugar. A big, sweet, complex brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1790) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with small creamy white mostly diminishing head. Malty aroma with spicy notes. Sweet flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2nd in the trio. Malty with sugar plums... Still bready with vanilla. Darker brown pour than cuvee 1

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thinning almond head. Aroma is sweet oaky butterscotch, caramel. Taste is also sweet creme brule, oak notes and caramel. Alcohol stings on the tongue but also caresses, nice after dinner sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2987) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
smells of fruit and baking flour. flavors are strong with a licorice and mild mint. palate is weak but has a nice overall tone to it. its a beer for the real beer drinkers.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4250) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
The aroma is quite strong and nice with, toffee, caramel, oak, hops, and fruit. The appearance is dark amber/brown with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with an unpleasant metallic quality. The palate is smooth, Overall not bad but it has problems.


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