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Southern Tier Farmerís Tan Imperial Pale Lager

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Neolithic humans evolved from nomadic hunters into a more settled agricultural society, changing life forever. The Ďfounderí crops they raised included wheat and barley. It is little surprise that the first examples of brewing appeared during this age. Brewers owe much to the epoch. Similarly, we thank our farmer friends of today for cultivating the ingredients the are responsible for the beers we now enjoy. Their laborious days spent ourdoors under the hot sun earn them respect, as well as a mark of distinction: the farmerís tan. Yes, the inevitable red and white hallmark of hard work.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (336) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bomber into a pint glass. A vigorous pour shows a clear medium golden brew with a fluffy white head that laces a bit. The aroma is sweet, refreshing American hops with a nice pale malt backing. Smells a lot like a golden ale. Some apple and peach notes in the aroma. The flavor is big sweet with a metallic bitterness. Texture is a little light for an imperial. This beer is good for the style, but is an imperial pale ale really necessary. Still I enjoyed it and I loved the chicken on the front since I have some of those. But even if you donít like the style, Southern Tier produced it well.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
The body has a clear and bright but deep golden color with an average two finger head on top from an aggressive pour. The head soap white head settles quickly and sets up a small ring of foam that does manage some lacing on the glass as I drink. It has a decent white bready/biscuity maltiness with an odd, sort of boozy, sweetness. From this sweetness I get some notes of red apple skin. Backing up all of this maltiness are equal parts of citrusy and earthy hops. It starts with a layer of pale malty, bready, biscuity flavor with sort of viney and citrusy hops for balance. Sweeter boozy notes move into the middle and add some warmth. Dryer pale, almost wheat like, maltiness rounds out the finish along with some lingering earthy and light citrus hop bitterness. The palate is smooth and lightly carbonated which along with the noticeable abv takes away from its drinkability as a summer time seasonal.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (4007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pretty much a lager with only light hay notions that make it any kind of farmers tan. Finishes with some crispness, but nothing memorable here. Good that its retired. Tap at Black Squirrel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Sweet, almost an apple cider element to this. Some hops. Not bad for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
A solid beer. Pours a vibrant orange with nice lacing. Aromas are cardboard, masa, some apple. Grains, corn, some fruity sweetness. Very Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (372) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated from notes taken 22 Jun 2011, Southern Tier Beer Tasting -- Really good Pils, awesome bottle art. A shame it isnít still around.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Abijen @ weekly tasting. Slightly unclear yellow color, small white head. Light hoppy aroma, not much else. Taste lightly malts, nicely hoppy, moderately bitter. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4018) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by Abijen. Hazy yellow to orange colour with a small white head. Smells malts, sweet, old, sweet corn. Tastes malts, sweet, slightly old, hoppy, bit barley-wine-like. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1472) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells mint, malts. Tastes mint, farm, malts. Tastes old. Average carbo, medium body and a dry texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
Rated on 6-22-2011. This bottled beer pours a small white head that mostly diminishes, hazy golden body, fizzy carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is malt, pine hops and alcohol. The taste is bitter, malt, pine hops, and alcohol. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a sipping beer at 9%ABV as the alcohol comes through in the aroma and flavor. As it does, it brings a warming sensation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Malty and slight hop aroma. Lots of body and sticky. A little alcohol bite. It is what it is.

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