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Southern Tier Cuvée Series 2

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 328   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


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Tap. Aroma boozy and caramelly/sugary, maybe some vanilla that is oddly artificial smelling, and some plastic that matches it. Flavor continues to be a lot of not-too-interesting sweet notes, vanilla, booze, big but not rich malt. Eh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle at post Borefts BF 09 tasting. Red amber, thin beige head. Sweet amber malt in aroma, not sure I like the oak in it. Too woody for me. bit too oaky, sweet, some hop on end.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Pours dark red with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, pepper, roasted malt. Tastes cloyingly sweet and mesy with up front weird bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2009
This beer prompted me to be completely over the oak-aging phenomenon. Amber pour with ruby highlights and a small white head. Oak, vanilla, sugary malt in the nose. Flavor is very, very oak-y. Dominated by it totally, in fact. Very sweet. Wood, caramel, vanilla. A decent beer, I’m sure, but too much oak.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
poisoneddwarf (1624) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber, shared with Brenn79, thanks bro. Pours murky burnt orange with a small beige head that collapses into a collar of foam pretty quick. Smells like an over-the-hill barleywine, a smell I don’t care for at all in a beer. I really hate over the top maltiness. Taste is way too sweet and malty, way too oaky. Carbonation is average and the body is full. Not my thing.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gregwilsonstl (961) - Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Dark red. Smells like plum. No head. Not balanced at all. It just doesn’t work. Very strong alcohol. Dominant oak flavor. It just doesn’t work.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3806) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
On tap at the Vintage Estates, really nice place. Looks like rootbeer with a really nice creamy head. Smells fairly good. Initial taste is rather rude for a lager lover. Then, it smooths out a bit thru the session. Must be havving an anestetic effect on the buds. Barely any detectable creamy carbonation, palate is overwhelmed by flavors. Medicinal linger, would not buy again.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 2, 2009
On tap at Zeno’s Pub. Aroma is peculiar and bubblegummed with a lot of weighty caramel. Alcohol. Pours a clear red-brown, with no fringe. Flavor is absolutely ugly and messy. Burnt caramels, sloppy sugars, boozy barrel, and weird dead yeast. This is underattenuated, sloppy, unfinished and gross. Ugh.


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