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3.87/5
Very Good
242 Ratings
Cigar City / Terrapin Southern SliceCigar City / Terrapin Southern Slice
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Terrapin Brewing. Doppelbock brewed with 900lbs of Vanilla Beans and Pecans.

Added by GatorLCA on 12-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
242
pDev:
12.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
33
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 242 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of MTKATL
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into snifter, dark pour w little carbonation. Hint of pecans and malts are evident to the nose. Sweetness on the palate with hint of pecan on palate. Too sweet for me but I'll give them their due!

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Photo of paresis
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jadjunk
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"A collaborative beer produced by Terrapin Beer Co. and Cigar City Brewing, two innovative breweries in the deep South. We decided to make a beer that will bring to mind a Southern staple, pecan pie. Pecans were first introduced to colonists by the Algonquin Indians. They referred to the nut as pakan or pacean, which means "a nut so hard that it has to be cracked with a stone". The two breweries agreed that a malty, dark lager would be a great canvas for such a Southern tradition, graciously slathering heaps of Munich malt and other specialty grains to emulate a portrait of Southern hospitality, the likes of which could conquer any sweet tooth." Brewed in the style of a German Doppelbock with vanilla beans and pecans added. Collaborative release between Terrapin and Cigar City, available in 750ml. bottles.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, frothy caramel tan head over a densely hazy deep brown body. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3

(Smell) Aromas of bready German malts forward, with notes of vanilla bean, brown sugar, caramel body and molasses mild grain. Delicate nuttiness in the aroma, potency is moderate 3.5

(Taste) Rich bready malt body with a definite pecan nuttiness, vanilla bean and heavily toasted graham cracker crusts. Not too far off from a pecan pie, with a slightly grainy finish, notably a higher-gravity beer. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly sticky, softly chewy, mildly dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Alcohol presence is moderate, and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) I'm a bit late getting around to this one, but think that it holds up nicely, even with a more revealed grainy body. Pretty nice blend of pecan pie flavors, wouldn't mind trying this one again in the future. 3.5

Cigar City Brewing's
Southern Slice Lager (With Terrapin Beer Co.)
3.47/5.00

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Photo of gjoker321
2.39/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have been sitting on this for a couple of years and finally got around to cracking it with some friends. Was a little worried when we opened it because it was a slight gusher, but not too bad. Smell was a bit of the pecans. Taste was sweet and nutty. Slight vanilla? Really nice. Decent carbonation, but not too bad. Good overall mouthfeel. Glad this turned out well.

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Photo of ricoslim
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannyfayy
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lillitnn92
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matt23j
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of baggedlunch
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djrn2
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I have had this one for awhile. Just getting around to cracking it open

L - Cherry and brown, with no clarity, no head and no lacing

S - Whoaaa....straight up sugar! Brown sugar, dried fruit, molasses and nuts

T - Sweet as hell! Brown sugar, molasses, licorice, with a nice finish of pecans. Aftertaste totally of pecan pie. Tasty

F - Light bodied and heavily carbonated.

O - Definitely a dessert sipper beer. Very tasty in moderation. Its sweet...warning! But they nail the pecan pie. No false advertising here!

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Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a chestnut brown with an unimpressive head; not much lacing is left behind, either

Smell: Captures the pecan pie tones nicely, with brown sugar, nuts, molasses and a hint of dark fruit

Taste: Brown sugar, molasses and dark fruit tones dominate the front end, with the nuts and crust elements trying to add complexity; the finish is sweet, just like pecan pie

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and somewhat syrupy, with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: I enjoy a nice pecan pie in moderation, as the Caro syrup sweetness tends to get to me after a while; this beer is not different and is just a bit too sweet for me to enjoy more than a glassful

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Photo of SP1_FLA
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of FrankHammer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of iansimpson78
1/5  rDev -74.2%

Photo of RussBeercier
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Cigar City / Terrapin Southern Slice from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 242 ratings
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