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Southern Tier Creme Brulee: Who likes?

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

  1. mhksuccess

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    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
     
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  2. fujindemon74

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    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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    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.
     
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    It's not my cup of tea, but there's a reason why they're going to continue making it.
     
  5. kmello69

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    2-4 oz is fine. More than that is not.
     
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    A little too much vanilla and cream flavor there. Not for me.
     
  7. daysinthewake

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    I love this beer. Wish I could have its babies.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    I really liked it, but dont know if id want more than 1 bottle
     
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    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

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    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

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    I love it. A great mixer too. Mix 3/4 Pumking with 1/4 Creme = Tasty beer.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I really enjoyed it. I could see how someone might not like it, as its pretty decadent. But I like that in dark beers.
     
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    Best in small amounts for certain. I let a bottle sit for a year and it turned out much more enjoyable
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    I love this beer with a passion.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    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:
     
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    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.
     
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    My wife can drink a bottle with ease. I can barely drink a sip. Way too sweet for me.
     
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    I had a 3 ounce pour at a festival and it was more than enough.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Love it, and have no problem downing a bottle by myself. I wish it was year round.
     
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    Probably my least favorite craft beer of all time but many love it....I don't like those candies either..
     
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    Love the beer and that is my favorite dessert, hence, I love that brew.
     
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    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)...
     
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    Had a bottle last night and loved it again.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.... :(
     
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    eh not my favorite, although I love choklat
     
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