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Southern Tier Gemini (2007-2013)

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RATINGS: 972   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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“blended hoppe & unearthly” High in the winter sky, two parallel stick figures are visible & known as “the twins,” or the constellation Gemini. The astronauts of the 1960s flew as teams of two in a program named after the celestial pairing. At Southern Tier, we have our own fraternal twins, Hoppe & Unearthly. Blended together & placed in this vessel, the mission of our Gemini is to travel high & take passengers on a journey far into the heavens. 10.5% abv • 5.8ºL * 22° Plato
2-row pale malt, malted white wheat, cara-pils malt, red wheat. Kettle hops: columbus, chinook, cascade; aroma hops: amarillo; hop back: styrian goldings; dry hops: amarillo, cascade, centenial, chinook & columbus.

2012 vintage 9% abv


Garbageman's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
From bomber. Pours hazy orange color with small head. Aroma of caramel, earthy hop of pine. Taste is similar with a slight bready malt, alcohol and bitters.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7707) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from BOE, picked up directly from store/warehouse Saturday 27th December consumed at home, Sunday 28th December 2014 Bit disappointed that this appears to be from older stick, i.e. older label, different write-up from 2014 version, and at about £10 a bottle that is a little frustrating. However to be fair to BOE I could find no BBD or BBE date, though on the flip side one would have thought their stock management should have weeded this out. Sweet in the way that many US beers of this style can often be. Soft in mouth and as Loz suggests feels quite filling, not sure how this would have differed if very fresh but I guess it would have been a little crisper, that said I am enjoying it. Colour is warm gold/light amber with sticky white head. A sweet, malty and slightly boozy beer with some oomph.... A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1513) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours a rusty orange color with a nice white tan head. Nose is bitter sweet and hoppy. Taste is bitter sweet as well with a caramel and toffee with the alcohol well hidden. Finish is sweet and ends on the same tasting notes. A nice sipper. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1464) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is bittersweet, nice citrus, pine and hop notes with caramel into the sweet, fruity finish. Delicious DIPA

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"Haven’t tried the hoppe half of this blend but i want to. Well balanced, sweet malt, lemons and pine on the nose and in the flavor. Full round feel. A couple months old but tasted and smelled quite fresh. Just as good or better than unearthly. "

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - AUG 28, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-25-13- I heard they discontinued this at Southern tier so when I saw a bottle (bottled on 2/12/12) I thought I better snatch it up and give it a go. Poured from 22 oz bomber into a snifter glass Appearance – Pours a quite hazy orange color with a small white head. The head fades rather fast to leave only a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – Upon pouring the aroma is sweet and fruity with strong notes of an earthy and grassy smell. The sweet is comprised of some caramel with the fruity being of a tropical nature with aromas of mango, papaya and tangerine. Upon pouring the sweeter aromas are the most potent, but as the beer sits longer, the other aromas in the nose, the earthy hop and grassy smells of the brew get stronger and begin dominating more. These smells, when mixed with aromas of alcohol, give the brew a nice warming and earthy/grassy smell. Taste – The taste begins bready with some fruit flavors of orange and a light caramel sweetness. Upfront and mixed with these tastes is an initially light earthy hop taste. As the taste moves on the sweeter citrus fades while the earthy hop and bready tastes grow stronger and are joined by a grapefruit and grassy hop tastes. Toward the end, an alcohol flavor mingles with the hop and bready tastes to leave a quite pleasant hop blended resinous, bready, and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to above average side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is quite light. The thicker and smoother body is nice of the earthy and boozy flavors of the brew with the lower carbonation accentuating these even more. Overall – This is one tasty and hop profile balanced (citrus, earthy and grassy) imperial. It has a strong boozy, bready and earthy taste making it a fantastic sipper. It is too bad they are discontinuing this. If you can find a bottle somewhere I say give it a go. It’s delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6892) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Dark golden coloured with a white head, medium duration. Sweet, malty aroma, some hoppy notes too. Sweet lemon. Sweet flavor, sugars, hoppy. Moderate bitter finish. Creamy and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 14, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with white head. Taste citrus, sweet, fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1520) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Waxed vintage bottle. Discount shelf @ my local shitty beer store. Pours a deep gold with a nice head. Was expecting less. Aromas of some bitter pine and caramel. Taste is bitter pandora semi sweet. Flavors of paper towels, dirty wash cloths and rough pine bark. This one didn’t age well @ all. Oh well, buttfuck it. An aging experiment gone wrong, but I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lightbias (169) - USA - JUN 9, 2014
Toasted pine with lots of baked grapefruit waft from the bottle and almost pierce my nostrils. The pale amber is clear and the light amber foam softly coats the sides of the glass, dissappating slowly as the boozy liquid disappears. The longer it’s in my glass, the heavier the sweet on my tongue. Malty and heavy, this is a brew best enjoyed ice cold if thick and creamy is not your cup of tea. Not a bad brew, but too sweet for my taste.


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