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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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4888) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 21, 2012
This $13.19 bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy with a frothy top fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated light brown colored body and a good lacing. The vinous aroma was nut brown malt and dough. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish and a strongly vinous aftertaste with an alcohol burn to it. The strongly vinous flavor contained notes of old ale resinous pine and alcohol. A wonderful best in class brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Dark brown sort of color with a dense but small head. Loads of vanilla, loads of sweet toffee. Dark fruit in the background and a woody finish. Extremely sweet but not in a bad way.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (7948) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Single bottle purchased at Chuck’s in Chagrin Falls. I had noticed that I didn’t enter my rating for the first in the series, so I got to remind myself that...well, I didn’t much care for it. This one sure looks like it will out perform its younger sibling. Poured into a Trappist glass it has this dark ruby color with a faint cloud of bubbles left scattered across the surface. The aroma of this one has a very nice cherry vanilla scent with a nice hint of wood. Very sweet smelling, yet still considerably hearty. Flavor is serious. This spent a proper length of time in the barrel and it comes through here. It has the full malt character one would expect from a strong ale like this, but this thing has some serious wood. It has a very rich woody malt flavor at first, that comes with an almost gritty texture, before some really mellow fruity viscous feelings come rushing my way. This has made me a happy camper and restored my faith in humanity (at least for a few moments.)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
22 oz. bottle via trade with moejuck - Pours a clear brown color with a small light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Has a strong cookie dough malt aroma with only a faint hint of oak. Lots of sweet malt, esters, and vanilla in the flavor. Nice! Medium body. I really like this one. Thanks Joe.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7721) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2010
Small yellow dense head over dark amber-red beer, well-carbonated. Very vinous nose, biscuit, brandy, sweet molasses, mushrooms or even truffle, and then a good dose of American hops. Superbly balanced combination. Rather cheesy flavour, again very vinous, alcoholic and faint higher alcohols, esters, and a raw eggyolk flavour. Slick, alcoholic MF, but slightly empty palate, highly carbonated. Very balanced ’big’ beer, very complex, but slightly less rewarding in the palate - pity. Many thanks to fonefan and C.!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Sunset Grill & Tap. Pours a dark brown color with a thin off white head and a bit of lacing. Nose brings vanilla, oak, chocolate, caramel, and candied fruits. The taste is really great with a bit of sweetness as well as a good dose of fruit as well as light brown sugar, vanilla, oak, caramel, and a touch of chocolate. Feel is great with a bit of booze mixing in with the flavors. Drinks quite well. Really solid overall and much better than Series One, IMO. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-26-2010

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2620) - 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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle from Waldos. Dark reddish brown with a fizz off white head. Caramel cereal grain vanilla and oak aroma and taste with some roasted grain and coconut and the finish and a nice thick smooth palate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
QuezXLV (395) - Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Nice oak aged aroma. Dark amber color but not much suds. Nice and smooth on the palate. This was cellared for a while and I think it helped.


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