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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Oak, oak and more oak. Changed to American oak barrels instead of the French used in the first series I believe. Pours redish copper color with a bit of head that does not want to stay too long. Oak dominates on the finish. A bit of berries in there although to be honest I cannot distinguish between the different types of berries going on in this beer. A slight hint of caramel with mediocore lacing on the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2010
12 oz pour at Brouwers Cafe Seattle. Poured chocolate brown with soft reddish flecks and a mildly dark tan head that is thick with a smooth, creamy consistency. The nose is dulled in all aspects. I did pick out chocolate, anise, nuts, prune, raisin, and vanilla. The taste was chocolate, vanilla, creme brûlée, oak, fig, raisin, alcohol, and oak. This beer tastes much better than the smell. Great body, smooth, velvety mouthfeel. Cellar one for sure.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
damzz (262) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2009
Slight head that lasted. Needs to be sipped as one would a wine remembering that the bubbles punch up the alcohol effect. malty nose - ah, my wine tasting intrudes. Palate: Roasted malt with caramel and faint hops. Body is full and syrupy. Drink with a friend. Downing a couple of these will put you over the limit on the breathalyser and perhaps lead to memory loss and you do want to remember this brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
poured darker color than cuvee 1. aroma more prevalent and deep earthy notes. taste: more wood, some vanilla, spices, some cherry.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2009
This beer wasn’t bad, but it was pretty forgettable. Nothing really stood out. The oak was not very evident. I’d like to try it again, perhaps with the series 1

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2010
Ruby chestnut body. Sweet aromas of vanilla, grass, caramel and oak. Syrupy mouth feel with a nice amount of carbonation. Flavors are semi-sweet and sticky, oak nicely complements the malty toast flavors and the slight hop bitterness. Finishes out with a slightly tingling bitter mouth feel. A rich, complex and boozy brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Pours a dark amber color with an off white head. Aroma is of oak, caramely malts and some toffee. Flavor is oaky with caramel and toffee notes at first, complex, but enjoyable. Finishes a little bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Keir (127) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2009
On tap @ The Stable - 12.23.09. Dark red/amber with a thin head but nice lacing. Aroma is very sweet, fruity, heavy alcohol. Taste sweet, malty, slight oak, slight bourbon, slight vanilla, tart. Oily mouth feel.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Pours chestnut brown with a thick, creamy head. Aroma of vanilla, honey, roasted malts, alcohol (too much). Very rich, medium body with a slightly astringent finish.


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