Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by BoardwalkBock:
4.08/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Found one random bottle sitting in the back of a local package store. Assuming the owner had a few and decided to sell a couple? Wasn't there the day before. I had not heard of this beer before seeing it today, and was surprised to see I just stumbled upon a single retired beer. Anyhow, was willing to pay $7 for this since I love southern tier, especially the two beers that they blended for this collaboration. Not sure how old this is because there is no date on the bottle.
A: Very murky, hazy orange. Solid head as the beer is poured but fades to as light lacing around the glace. Carbonation is barely visible because the beer is so hazy. Interesting.
S: Not sure if this is because this beer has been aged or just how it smells, but I immediately get a strong whiff of alcohol. Afterwards, the citrus and pine aromas come in. Maybe a little caramel malt on the end. Hard to pin point since it is so faint.
T: Sweet malt immediately consumed by a juicy citrus hop blast. This is followed up with strong pine, grass and earthy flavors. The pine flavor lingers as the warmth of the alcohol hits. Nicely balanced, but a slight lack of carbonation leads to the alcohol overtaking your taste buds at the end.
M: Medium bodied; lightly carbonated. Probably has something to do with the age of this beer.
O: A nice offering from Southern Tier. Unfortunately, it is no longer available. I'm glad to have tried it, and recommend to anyone who comes across this to try it.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2013 00:20:04 | More by BoardwalkBock
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: slight haze; bronze in color; 1 finger head that receded quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass; minimal lacing;
S: pine, grapefruit, and pineapple
T: pine up front; grapefruit and pineapple in mid-palate with a little tartness; moderately bitter finish;
M: medium bodied; moderately carbonated; crisp;
O: really enjoyable;
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2014 16:12:19 | More by HamdenHector
3.79/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: deep gold/pale amber ale - clear - topped with a full head of off-white foam; modest lace trails
S: muted aromas of citrus and tropical fruits; some caramel-esque sweetness
T: got some pine resin and grapefruit, toffee-sweet, earthy; not too bitter - rather moderate
M: decent carbonation, slick and smooth, medium weight, bittering close
O: decent, but didn't really catch my attention - seems like this "American strong ale" genre is rather amorphous - never know what you're gonna get - this had some DIPA characteristics, but was a little thinner in body, and even with all the hops involved, wasn't overpoweringly hoppy. An enjoyable ale, but lacking the allure to bring me back for another. Seeing as how my review is below the average, this may simply be a case of a style that, while broad, isn't (typically) to my particular tastes.
Saw two entries for this ale - hope I chose the right one.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2014 00:46:05 | More by Greywulfken
Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 973 ratings.