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Southern Tier Creme Brulee: Who likes?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mhksuccess, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Advocate (620) California Jul 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    Well I am writing this because I saw someone said they would be making more creme brulee
    which is maybe one of the most disgusting beer I try in long time. I actually could not finish the whole bottle. For once I wish it was 12oz lol. The most odd weird flavors overwhelming like a butterscotch hard candy. I like sweet beers sometimes but just could not handle this at all. I have had a lot of Southern Tier and the other are pretty decent Mokha (A-) Choklat (B+) Unearthly (B) so I would suggest them making less of creme brulee for sure
    marcgo2 likes this.
  2. Apparently, ST is putting Oat, Jahva, & Mokah on "hiatus" o_O

    Per your question, if I never had another Creme Brulee, I'd be ok.
    I don't hate it, but I don't love/crave it either.
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  3. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Ohio Nov 12, 2010

    I find it ok. Its def a bottle that is best for sharing because a whole 22oz is tough for me to do alone. I enjoy sipping on a pour of it though.
  4. It's not my cup of tea, but there's a reason why they're going to continue making it.
  5. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (655) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    2-4 oz is fine. More than that is not.
    emilystrikesagai, Duff27 and jglowe77 like this.
  6. AmitC

    AmitC Advocate (630) New York Sep 21, 2012

    A little too much vanilla and cream flavor there. Not for me.
  7. I love this beer. Wish I could have its babies.
    Kerrie, endovelico, dianimal and 11 others like this.
  8. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (525) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    I spent a lot of time getting the Southern Tier stouts together (not easy to find in Belgium) and having had them all now, I have to conclude it's simply not even worth it. For being off-the-shelf and doubtlessly cheap in the US, I guess they're okay. I did prefer ALL the ones they apparently put on hiatus now to what they're still brewing.

    They WAY overdid it with the vanilla in Creme Brulee. Vanilla is one of those spices that can, and will, smell and taste artificial if you add too much through natural means like a pod infusion. I opened it and it smelled so incredibly gross I had to drain pour it after a solid five sips. Every one of those was a chore.

    Choklat is just too sweet, doesn't even remind me of chocolate at all. Brooklyn Black Chocolate now, THAT'S chocolate!
  9. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    It is pretty much the epitome of a dessert beer. Most would only want three or four ounces of this before stopping, I could never sit and down a bomber of this, though with Choklat, and their other sweet beers I can and have.
    palmdalethriller likes this.
  10. I really liked it, but dont know if id want more than 1 bottle
  11. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Savant (485) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    With this beer, Southern Tier has singlehandedly cornered the market on lactose sugar. Its definitely a novelty beer. I have one in my fridge that makes me shudder every time I see it. Trying to drink the whole bottle alone baffles the mind.
  12. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Advocate (640) South Carolina Nov 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    2 bottles of it at the house right now.

    I can't drink it all at once though, and find it is best when mixed with something else, preferably ST Pumking. One of the best beer mixes around.
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  13. Holmes698

    Holmes698 Savant (445) Pennsylvania Mar 7, 2009 Beer Trader

    I love it. A great mixer too. Mix 3/4 Pumking with 1/4 Creme = Tasty beer.
    Momar42 likes this.
  14. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (650) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    I liked it and drank a whole bottle in one sitting. To me when someone makes a beer that tastes excalty like the name they gave it, it's hard to knock it.
    Kerrie, LambicKing, JLebowski and 4 others like this.
  15. whiskey

    whiskey Advocate (525) California Feb 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Although I wouldn't drink a whole Creme Brulee, I would not say it is a novelty beer. Like Hanzo said, it is a dessert beer. Just like I may not be able to eat a lot of a certain dessert because it is too rich doesn't make it any less delicious.
    I think this is the perfect beer to be sold in a single 12oz offering, as I think it is a perfect dessert as two 6 oz pours.
  16. I love the Creme Brulee and can definitely drink the whole bottle by myself. (For full disclosure....I have a big sweet tooth.) Does not mean that I would want more than one bottle at a time though.
  17. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (665) California Dec 29, 2008

    I really enjoyed it. I could see how someone might not like it, as its pretty decadent. But I like that in dark beers.
  18. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Savant (395) Georgia Oct 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Best in small amounts for certain. I let a bottle sit for a year and it turned out much more enjoyable
    oldp0rt likes this.
  19. I had a glass on tap, and it wasn't bad, but I don't think I could drink more than one small glass. It's really sweet, definitely a desert beer, and more enjoyable in small amounts.

    I'd put this in the ok category, because it has a decent flavor, but I really don't like my beer too sweet.
  20. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    I love it. I usually purchase a couple bottles a year, but it is most definitely a dessert beer.

    I did a 50/50 with Harpoon El Triunfo Coffee Porter and it was damn good!
  21. blackcompg

    blackcompg Savant (345) Illinois Feb 13, 2011

    Yes, as has been said, it truly is a very sweet dessert beer. I remember my first (and I still have the 2nd bottle I've purchased) and for the first few sips I thought "This is really good, they nailed it!" ...but after about 4-6oz. it quickly became too much...(thank heavens I split this bomber with a friend - I could barely finish half of this, and became cloying and difficult near the end of the glass) - I would highly recommend enjoying & sharing this in smaller amounts - I could not imagine working through a bomber of this myself.
  22. WoodburyMN

    WoodburyMN Savant (340) Indiana Aug 5, 2012

    I love this beer with a passion.
  23. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (650) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Verified

    It was a tough brew for me...I can appreciate it and scored it pretty well, but at the same time it wasn't something I gotta have and I am a huge creme brulee fan. Too much of a good thing, and the anticipation may have exceeded the actual event, I think? Loved Choklat... A few ounces of CB with or after dessert for me too.
  24. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Like other people have already said, I like if I've got a couple people to share the bottle with. The first time I had this beer I smelled it first and it honestly made me laugh.
  25. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Savant (395) California Aug 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Too sweet for me. I'll still drink it, but no more than 4 oz pour. It's more of an after dinner dessert beer for me.
    I love Choklat though
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  26. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    Good flavor, just too sweet. If the sweetness were toned down, or maybe even if more hops were added at the beginning of the boil to balance with more bitterness, it'd actually be pretty good. I needed to brush my teeth after a pint at the bar :confused:
  27. Had the same happen to me, I had bought 2 bottles fresh and had one which was way too sweet. I still had the other which sat there for a year and when I did open it, it was a whole lot better.
  28. My wife can drink a bottle with ease. I can barely drink a sip. Way too sweet for me.
  29. I had a 3 ounce pour at a festival and it was more than enough.
  30. Absolutely despise it out of the bottle, but I had a 6oz pour out of a growler and found that to be much more enjoyable.
  31. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Does anybody have experience aging this for a while (2+ years)? I have one just to try it out, but I wanted to know if somebody has already tried this experiment.
  32. WotanMitUns

    WotanMitUns Aficionado (160) Alaska Dec 20, 2012

    Love it, and have no problem downing a bottle by myself. I wish it was year round.
  33. ZAP

    ZAP Champion (795) Minnesota Dec 1, 2001

    Probably my least favorite craft beer of all time but many love it....I don't like those candies either..
  34. josephwa

    josephwa Advocate (670) Minnesota Jun 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Love the beer and that is my favorite dessert, hence, I love that brew.
  35. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Advocate (550) California Aug 30, 2012 Verified

  36. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Good is small portions, and it's very unique, that is for sure. It's better than some other Vanilla beers I've had (here's looking at you Atwater Block)...
  37. suspect

    suspect Savant (435) New York Apr 12, 2010 Verified

    Had a bottle last night and loved it again.
  38. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Savant (355) New Hampshire Nov 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    I really like Southern Tier. The creme brulee isn't one I could come close to finishing on my own, but I think it's a great dessert beer to split with a couple friends. The first time I had it was an 8 oz. pour at the English Cellar in Providence and that was even a bit too much.
  39. I thought it was just ok, a little cloying, I could drink a whole bottle by myself though. Guess I don't have much problem drinking beer in general.... :(
  40. eh not my favorite, although I love choklat
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