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Southern Tier Cuvée Series 2

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11677) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle, bought @ De Molen. Dark brown color. Caramelaroma, nutty with hints of oak and toffee. Sweet but alcoholic flavor, nutty with dried fruit, hints of oak and french nougat. Oak and hazelnut and toffee dessert in the aftertaste. Well made beer, not without complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with garnet highlights and a small, fizzy light beige head, medium to short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is oak, peppery alcohol, caramel and cookie malt, raisins and figs with earthy hops and papery oxidation notes. Flavor is sweet malt and light alcohol, oak, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, light oxidation notes and a sweet finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2009
22 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours a clear red color with a medium frothy white head. Average head retention and lacing. The oak notes come through strongly in the aroma, particularly maple and vanilla with a bit of caramel and light fruitiness. Taste is citrus, raisin and other fruit notes with strong oak, maple and vanilla. Slight alcohol warmth. Full bodied. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours dark hazy orange with a beige head. Aroma of candied sugar and caramel malts. Flavour is very sweet, with candied sugar, burnt caramel, with a little hop bite at the end - cloyingly sweet, but it’s well-made still.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of ripe fruits, alcohol, light bread, light spice and light sweetness. Flavour is quite vineous. Some caramel, sweetness, fruits, spice and ´wood. Medium bodied. sweetish and fruity end.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11155) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2010
from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy ruby-brown colour with a modest head retention; shows a robust oak character with woody and vanilla tones, notes od prunes and black currant marmalade; solid malt body and with a robust sweetness partially balanced by a fair bitterness, sticky and oily palate, moderate carbonation, some warming alcohol presence in a long hoppy and woody finish with more notes of red fruits - a beautiful one

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Name: Cuvee Batch 2
Date: February 27, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, lots of fruity esters, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fruity esters, lots of spicy phenols, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle. Brown/amber pour. White head. Yeast, malt, fruit, caramel, sugar, and vanilla on the nose. Flavor is ok wtih fruity and yeast notes abounding. Malty and flavors of wood are also present. Above average, but not by much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle (from American Beer Distributors, Brooklyn) at Leighton’s Aug 11 tasting. It pours hazy dark mahogany brown, with a decent off-white head. The nose is oak, caramel, dust, orange, brown sugar, nougat and vanilla. The taste is fig, oak, caramel, brown sugar, treacle, nut, hazelnut syrup, crème brûlée and vanilla, with warming alcohol in the finish. Full body, syrupy mouth-feel and fine carbonation. A decent sweet American Strong.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and clear orangish/amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, oaky/woodiness, some smoke, and vanilla. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, oak, some cherries, and a little roastiness. Medium alcohol burn in the finish.


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