BeerCritic


Southern Tier creme brulee
07/14/2009, 4:06 PM
Filed under: Southern Tier

Deep brown body with a tan head with nice lace. Aroma is caramel, sugar, and cocoa. Taste is super sweet with long warm finish, caramel throughout. Delicious. Had at pizzeria uno, hamilton, nj on tap.



Southern Tier Choklat

Style and Glass:  Imperial Stout, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington for $8.99

Aroma: So nice, cocoa, chocolate, milk chocolate, sourness, cream, caramel, alcohol.

Visuals: beautiful packaging, as usual, utter darkness, like a night in the deep woods, black, opaque, nice tan head, strong lace.

Taste: Well balanced, syrupy chocolate, tight bitter finish, warming, strong, delicious.

Palate: High quality, smooth texture, warm, bitter finish.

Overall: dessert in a bottle. I’d have it again in a heartbeat. Likely my favorite chocolate imperial stout. It turns it to 11. Nicely done once again by Southern Tier.



Southern Tier Harvest Ale

Style and Glass: ESB; English pint
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.7 % in 12 fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $2.00

Aroma: nice, wheat, hay, hops, corn, sugar. 8 out of 10.

Visuals: good design, golden, clear, long lasting white head, sticky lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: expertly balanced, medium malt, medium hops, medium strength, well crafted. 10 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, chalky texture, long medium bitter finish. 5 out of 5.

Overall: A beautiful example of what an everyday or session brew should be, an absolute repeat, not a favorite, but it’s not my favorite style either, high value, high craft. This is what Budweiser Ale should strive hard to be. 20 out of 20.



Southern Tier Uber Sun Wheat Beer

Style and Glass: American Strong, Trappist, Weizen
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $5.69 (after discount)

Aroma: nice, pine, hops, citrus. 8 out of 10.

Visuals: nice design, gold, bright, clear, no head, little lace. 3 out of 5.

Taste: well balanced, medium malt, medium hops, low strength, high craft. 8 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, smooth texture, subtle finish. 3 out of 5.

Overall: Not bad at all, but rather dull. I could avoid a repeat, not a favorite, some value, medium craft. 16 out of 20.



Southern Tier Oat Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Style and Glass: Imperial Stout, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $8.99

Aroma: nice, coffee, roasty, quiet. 9 out of 10.

Visuals: beautiful design, black, opaque, little head, staying lace. 4 out of 5.

Taste: expertly balanced, coffee malt, full hops, very strong, expertly crafted. 10 out of 10.

Palate: highest quality, smooth texture, long dark finish. 5 out of 5.

Overall: A beautiful, rewarding, and expensively crafted brew. An absolute repeat, and a favorite, real value, high craft. 20 out of 20.



Southern Tier Hoppe DIPA

Style and Glass: DIPA; tulip, snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 360 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors, Pennington, NJ for $5.99

Aroma: fresh, nice, aromatic, pine, citrus. 10 out of 10.

Visuals: beautiful label, golden, brilliant, clear, persistent, white head, slowly dissipating lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: well balanced, sweet malt, bitter hops, strong, well crafted. 10 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, high texture, strong finish, drying, delicious. 5 out of 5.

Overall: A beautifully executed imperial IPA. Everything it should be. I’ll have it again. It’s an exemplar.  Of average value. Beautifully crafted, and I expected nothing less of Southern Tier. 20 out of 20



Southern Tier Big Red
09/20/2008, 12:54 AM
Filed under: American Strong Ale (trappist), Southern Tier

RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 86, American Strong, Trappist
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Circle liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $5.99

Enjoyed with Roch Pisarek on his birthday. Many more and much love.

Aroma: nice, citrusy. 8 out of 10.

Visuals: nice label, good design, brilliant, amber, clear, fluffy white head, nice lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: malty, bitter, balanced, strong, well crafted, delicious. 9 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, nice texture, longer finish. 4 out of 5.

Overall: beautiful, tasty, well done beer. I’d have it again, but it wasn’t especially special. Average value, nicely crafted. 17 out of 20.




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