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Southern Tier Cuvée Series 3

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
(a blend of Series 1 & 2) ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark amber color, rich caramel malt flavor with noticeable bitterness. Slightly sweet and roasty finish, with mild hop aroma. OAK IMPRESSIONS: Flavors of French and American oak imparting unique qualities present in series one and two. Impressions of vanilla, toasted coconut and almond. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks to Aaron! Hazy red pour with thin to no white head, aroma brought notes of big dark fruits, caramel, toffee, big cocoa powder, hints of slight biscuit. Taste is a mix of caramel, dark fruit,big toffee, sweet sugary notes, slight candi sugar, touch of pine, finishing fairly sweet. Better, but very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle @ Armin’s house. Hazy reddish orange appearance with a small cream colored head. Dark fruity, light plastic, caramel, toffee, oaky aroma. Dark toffee, sugary caramel, light plastic, a bit oaky, toffee, light butterscotch, dark fruity flavor. Pretty strong but way easier to drink than cuvée two to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2012
Courtesy of roommate Ryan. Pours an attractive reddish amber color. Smells like sugar; it is going to be overly sweet. Uh oh. whoa. Waaay to sweet for my taste, incredibly sugary and malty. Finishes with some nice oak and pleasant malt, but this beer strikes me as totally unbalanced. Even if this beer was classified as a barleywine, it would still be too overbearingly cloying. Better luck next time ST.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Randall’s. It’s still on shelves there- not good. Pours a semi-hazed copper color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, toast, dried berries, and resin. Some heat, too. Flavor of apples, dried berries, caramel, sugar, toast, butterscotch, and booze. Medium-full bodied, with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. A little too sweet and butterscotchy but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle pours reddish brown nice head. Smells little oak booze caramel. Not a whole lot I liked taste wise with this too sweet. Forgettable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2466) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Decent sized off-white head of fine and dense bubbles. BIG caramel and butterscotch aroma with lots of sweet malts, fresh bread, some alcoholic notes and just a hint of the oaky tartness. Color is a dark mahagony. Very sweet and silky smooth on the tongue. More caramel and butter and a decent bitterness late swallow that dries out the sweetness a bit. Noticable alcohol presence and warming. Way too much sweetness to really get anything from the oak aging. Reminds me of a butter rum life saver. Finishes sweet and oily. A pretty good brew in the series but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
The aroma was less oaky then the first 2 but the flavour was very sweet and it was really quite nice, I dont see this being the first 2, maybe it was a fresher batch and the sweetness was there in the early goings for the first 2. But I liked the sweetness. Overall this one was quite drinkable. I would not recommend drinking any of these cuvees by ones self. Very strong stuff. Good offering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (905) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours medium amber with dark red hues with a light carbed head. Aromas of oak, candied cherry, toffee, molasses. Flavors of candied cherry, oak, alcohol, light bread, caramel, light coconut, and slight vanilla. Very sweet, alcohol highly noticeable, almost syrupy on palate. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (710) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Pours amber in color with off white head. Aroma of sugar, carmel and aerosol. Taste of brown sugar, prune, carmel, and alcohol. Very complex. Alittle sticky. Great for sharing. Hard to drink more than one glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4926) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Aroma is malty and nutty, with slight mustiness. The flavor is malty and nutty like the aroma, along with caramel, sweetness and a hoppy/mildly alcoholic finish. Normally don’t care for ales that are more than slightly nutty but this one was pretty good.

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