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Southern Tier Cuvée Series 2

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RATINGS: 340   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a darkruby maroon with little head. Nose is grape juice almost like a shot of 3 Olives grape vodka is in it, booziness, some oak & vanilla. Taste is no grape, caramel, vanilla, light oak. Didnt finish the glass. not for me & especially for what i paid for it. Who gives a F%$# if its individually boxed make it affordable

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
In short: A very sweet and very woody big brew of some kind. Good in small quantities
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed soon after purchase. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Partly cloudy dark red body topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: Sweet nose. Taste of brown sugar, wood, caramel, sweetened berries, vanilla. The woody flavours here didn’t feel like usual oak barrels, more like no-real-character construction wood. Too sweet to be very enjoyable. An improvement over Cuvée Series 1. At this rate Cuvée Series 8 looks promising.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Reddish-brown color with a thin head on top. Smells of strong sweet caramel and vanilla with also molasses, prune, tobacco, and alcohol. The flavors are sweet and sticky; caramel and creamy vanilla leading the way but with a good oak character here (didn’t really get a lot of that in the aroma) along with dried mixed fruit, tobacco, alcohol, and a light roast finishing it off. Very much like an Old Ale/Barleywine at this point. This is decent stuff but it’s just too sticky and sweet to enjoy more than a small sample.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
65cl, as Southern Tier Cuvée 2, retired exclusive American brew, thx alot to Tim for sharing!, complex brew, woody/malty/sweet and slightly spicy/bitter, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, nice brew, ’Sadly more oxidated than Cuvée 1; not pleasant aromas of amoniac...’

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
damzz (280) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle pours amber color with off white head. Aroma is mostly caramel with some oak. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and is mostly caramel with some oak. Finishes sweet. Just ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bp (811) - Queens, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Draft at the Institute 1 yr Ann: pours a redish color with no head, aroma of licorice and dark fruit, taste is dark fruit some oak, no carbination really. OK but not up to par with some of ST’s other offerings.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle bought in Wi. last May. Oak aroma and heavy sweet caramel little too much. Dark red body with beige head. Flavor is thick sweet caramel and lots of alcohol presence. Thick bodyie brew. Man been waiting for the series 3 but don’t really know after first two.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoePeesie (878) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Not as good as I would have expected from a very solid brewer.Pours a dark ruby red with an off white head. Nose and taste are of muted malts leaning towards coffee and caramel and oak.


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