French Toast
Southern Tier Brewing Company

French ToastFrench Toast
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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #124
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,167
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 15.51%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
35
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 22, 2024
Added:
Dec 30, 2022
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  5
Toasted, sweet caramel malts blend into notes of maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg to replicate the flavors of French Toast. The addition of Milk Sugar creates a creamy, sweet full-bodied beer that balances the complex malt bill. The finished beer is a brunch-inspired treat that will remind you of digging into a plate of fresh French Toast!
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Rated: 3.9 by Oktoberfest from Ohio

Feb 22, 2024
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear dark-golden amber color with a small head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, fading slowly over time and leaving a good sum of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of a very bready and doughy smell mixed with tons of cinnamon, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Along with these smells coms a very strong vanilla and crème smell, mixed with a sizable amount nutmeg and caramel. Rich and inviting.
Taste – The taste is as the nose would let on, beginning with lots of doughy and bready malt tastes paired with tons of maple syrup sweetness. There is also a decent showing of caramel and brown sugar upfront, along with a sweet vanilla crème. These tastes get even stronger as the taste advances bringing even more sweetness to the tongue. At the same time there is a increase in spice flavors with more and more cinnamon and nutmeg joining in. A milky crème taste and with a bit of toffee develop toward the end, leaving one with a very sweet and rich, somewhat cloying taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thick and chewy with a lower carbonation level. Fr the sweet dessert nature of the brew the feel is good and makes for a nice decedent sipper.
Overall – A bit big and sweet for me, but a fun one to try. A decent dessert brew for sure.
Feb 06, 2024
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, dark, dark brown color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and caramel malt. Sweet toffee taste with nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon.
Jan 13, 2024
 
Rated: 3.87 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 09, 2024
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Reviewed by Cathartes from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed on national French toast day.

12 oz bottle acclimated to 50°F and poured into a snifter.

Pours a murky, chestnut brown with a film of khaki head with some huge bubbles, dissipating quickly and leaving a film of lacing that retreats to thick splotches.

Initial aroma is sweet maple, amber alcohol like whiskey, custard, and cinnamon.

After agitating, more custard and alcohol jump forth, with an emphasis on egginess.

Initial taste before swallowing is sweet with an alcohol tingle, custard, maple.

After swallowing I first get sweet egg, then a quick seer of alcohol, then lasting sweet maple with a rubber or latex taste that lasts, melding with almost a chestnut taste, being joined in the finish by a lot of roast spice and wood and smoke. Leaves an aftertaste of the way burnt plastic smells.

Feel is rich, being thick and smooth.

Overall it's very very good, but there's something odd in the taste, it's that rubber wood smoke chestnut taste. If I were to guess, I'd say it's that they added French toast in the brewing process and that's what's doing it's but it's strange, although not exactly bad. I was super happy with the amount of custard and maple taste, and the cinnamon didn't disappoint either. I must admit it was a little bit of a chore to get the last third down, due to that odd taste, and it would have scored higher in taste with me if it weren't for that.

I may or may not buy again, I'm not honestly sure.
Nov 29, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.23 by travelguy from Ohio

Sep 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.29 by PaulMayer from Illinois

Jul 09, 2023
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm usually not a big dessert beer fan but this one really hit the mark as a French Toast beer. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter, this beer really captures the French Toast essence!! Highlights include a smallish cream colored head with average retention and minimal lacing. The medium dense brown color lets a lot of golden light shine through. Aroma and taste totally capture the French Toast essence. lots of bready malt, a maple syrup essence and even a little vanilla. Mouthfeel is rich, not too sweet and no alcohol harshness - though it packs a bit of a punch at 8.6% abv. Would I want this with a meal?? Hell no!! But sitting on the deck on a cool evening after doing yard work, this beer makes a fine treat!!!
May 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.08 by BLPasch from Michigan

May 02, 2023
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Reviewed by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Not as much maple flavor as expected with flavor notes of vanilla and nutmeg, with creme brulee mixed in. Much lighter and less sweet than many French toast beers (many imperial stouts lately). Definitely a dessert beer, and would have this again.
Apr 27, 2023
 
Rated: 3.43 by QuintusHorace from California

Apr 25, 2023
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
GREAT smell of breakfest sweet and creamy great taste to the finish
Apr 14, 2023
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a dark amber. Thin foam. Maple aroma. Heavy sweet maple body. Odd bitter finish. It does taste like French toast but it's definitely too sweet and the aftertaste is not great.
Apr 11, 2023
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

1.54/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Pulling this 12 oz. bottle off the singles wall because it’s been a minute (or several years) since I’ve had Southern Tier in my body. Unearthly was a staple, once.

The pour is maroon 8 with nose that’s sweet, leaning towards a sickly apple. Huh.

I’m more of a Belgian Waffle man myself, but I do love a good piece (or three) of French Toast. This? I ain’t got no reckonin’ what this is. Very, very, sweet with a metallic undertone & something that harkens to lab-derived vanilla. The finish is pure gross.

Three sips is enough. I understand what the brewery was aiming for based on the name & description, but they missed the target. And all the targets. Straight drain pour.
Mar 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Mar 09, 2023
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle from the Wall of Beer in Clemson SC ($3.79).

This has a very sweet aroma that suggests candy more than French toast. The sweetness in the aroma is fine, but tasting finds an overly sweet ale. At least it has the smooth and slick feel of a beer mixed with pancake syrup.
Mar 07, 2023
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
For lack of a better description the appearance looks almost like maple syrup
..medium carbonation that comes off a little prickly with about a medium body.
Aroma is strong hit of boozy,bourbon soaked French toast but its really appealing.
Taste is a bit hot,alcohol, boozy,sweet but it does come close to French toast. Reminds me of the holiday eggnog after grandpa was done adding his -extra-sauce to it
Overall its an interesting novelty beer thats worth a try.
Mar 05, 2023
 
Rated: 3.57 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Mar 04, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
To start things off, two twelve ounce brown bottles are emptied into a clear glass liter mug. There's plenty of sweetness in the air, somewhat similar to maple, but there's cinnamon and likely a few other aromas contributing. Its color is dark caramel, although shades lighter than the dark caramel of a cola soda. The head is light kakhi and it's abundant. Initially, the taste is unpleasant. All indications foretell there will be scant glass lacing. Up front, it's too sweet, then paradoxically, it's too bitter as the finish lingers. The milk sugar may contribute to what is a very nice body, but it muddles the taste components. The 8.6% ABV doesn't do the taste any favors, neither. It accentuates the early sweetness, then pushes the bitter finish. What's worse is, even after closing in on the bottom of the vessel and presumably adapting to the concoction, this tastes not close to its intended target. There's some maple, cinnamon and probably too much nutmeg. There's not enough breadiness and no hint of butter, despite the lactose. Obviously, this is a tough job, to mimick the taste of a complicated and well-liked food. Blue Point does it exceptionally well, then there's the others. This isn't even one of the better others.
Feb 21, 2023
French Toast from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 35 ratings