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Southern Tier Creme Brulee: Who likes?

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

  1. Brandywine

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    I think it's great for what it is. A self styled creme brûlée milk stout. It certainly delivers on the nose if less on the tatse. But I couldn't have a whole bottle and I only want it a couple time a year.
     
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    Love this beer, the smell is the best part, nowhere near as sweet as the nose would indicate in my experience. I've only had one full bottle to myself since ST doesn't distribute to CA. Got to have about 4 oz. at tasting last year, enjoyed every drop.
     
  3. LotsofLupulin

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    Diabeetus in a bottle
     
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    This is the first, and only beer, that I've had so far where the first taste had me going 'hell yeah', and 4oz later I was literally dry heaving. This beer can really deliver an unreal range of emotion, lol.
     
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    Love it. Not all the time, but when the mood hits I love it
     
  6. SeaOfShells

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    ISO: Southern Tier Creme Brulee
     
  7. jroberge1981

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    This beer makes me nuts, I want to love it - the nose on it is freaking amazing, and it's not even the sweetness that bothers me that much. It's just that they captured the burnt essence and really made it have a long lasting overly bitter aftertaste for my palate. I actually found it to be a lot more bitter than Choklat (which I love).

    As others said, gotta give ST credit for hitting the target with the intended flavor profile though. That cow on the front sure isn't there to throw off your expectations.
     
  8. anteater

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    this was a very disappointing beer for me.. paid $5-7 for a 10z and didn't even want to finish it
     
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    I think this is clearly a desert sipper and not a beer one just opens to drink as any other stout, even the average imperial. Some people would never like this beer because of the flavor/sweetness, but I think the real problem is that if you open this beer alone you will probably wish you hadn't. It's too sweet and too big to consume by yourself. Unless I've seen it or Choklat on draft I have always shared. It's perfect in small portions. 22oz in one sitting is a bit much, and I can think of many beers that are that way for me.
     
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    i do not like the beer. i LOVE it
    hahaha you were probably thinking i actually disliked the beer because of what i said first.
     
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    Someone should start a 'most polarizing beer thread', just so that this beer could be mentioned and get one million likes. As for me, I am at the pole of undrinkable. It genuinely makes me sick to think about this beer. It tastes like drinking maple syrup while being hooked up to a refined sugar IV.
     
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    Hmm. I'd like to try it with Pumking. That sounds delightful.
     
  14. Shmuffalo

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    I think 4oz tastings of this is perfect. It's a great beer, but it can be overwhelmingly sweet in high amounts.
     
  15. Mavajo

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    I love Creme Brulee. It's one of the beers I drink most. I have absolutely no problem killing a bottle of it by myself.
     
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    It should only be sold with an insulin chaser.
     
  17. GennyCreamAle

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    I like it. I can polish off bomber no problem.
     
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    Haven't drank mine yet. (I'll do my honest review and then keep my mouth shut, I guess.)
     
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    It's awful
     
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    I love it, for about half a glass.
     
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    Such a polarizing beer, shame this thread wasn't done as a poll.

    I can dig it in small doses. Never bought a bomber, but got a 16oz growler fill a while back which got me three servings over three nights.

    Some people do absolutely love this one, though. When the 2012 batch came in to my store we had a couple buy two cases of it. That's a LOT of Creme Brulee and a good chunk of change too!
     
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    for what they were trying to accomplish, they nailed it. If anyone has had a few of their blackwater series, you had to know what you were in for... right?
     
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    You should definitely stock up, if you can find it. They have taken those 3 off of their website completely.

    They said they are not doing away with the Blackwater Series, so I think they are going to try some new ones, to replace the Oat, Javah and Mokah
     
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    I'm a big fan. Glad to see there's a lot of others on here as well. And yeah, it's polarizing. Yeah, it's crazy sweet. But I'm a Creme Brulee junky. It's my favorite dessert, and I treat this beer as dessert. Probably not something I'd order at a bar with dinner, but I could (and have) drank an entire bomber myself after a good meal and been happy.

    Not saying I want this beer every night (I don't want any Imperial Stout every night), but it's one of my favorites to have once a year or so.
     
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    I wouldn't drink the whole thing alone because it is too sweet for that, but as a one glass beer I really enjoy it. It's like a rich dessert that you wouldn't want a ton of because it's just too much in large quantities.
     
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    Some places rim the glass (that's what she said) with graham crackers when blended with Pumking. You would swear someone put pumpkin pie in a blender. Like someone said earlier tho: 3/4 Pumking, 1/4 CB. It's THAT overpowering.
     
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    its ok to split a bomber 3 ways IMO
     
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    I tried a sip or two of my girlfriend's bottle and thought it was just ok. She really liked it though. I don't think I could drink a whole glass of this.
     
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    One of my very few drainpours. "May" be tolerable split 22 ways.
     
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    I love it but it's no doubt a dessert beer best shared by 3-4 people (per bomber).
     
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    It's a bit rich, I can barely finish a bomber alone. I have to be in the mood to drink it all, so I have like 2 bottles in the cellar.

    I will say.. a year on them makes them way more drinkable.

    I normally like to pour a glass, and then give my wife the rest. She makes homemade Stout Creme Brulees with it. Turns out friggin awesome, since the beer already has the flavor your are making when you make a creme brulee.

    That way I get the beer one night, and the next time, I have a bangin' ass homemade creme brulee for desert.
     
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    I think it is terrific. It's creme brulee in a bottle.
    Has to be shared for sure.
     
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    It was way too sweet for me. It tasted fantastic but I couldn't sit through another bomber again.
     
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    It's the best creme brulee flavored beer that I have ever had. I have only had 1 by the way.
     
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    I can handle it in small doses, along with the rest of the series. If it were to ever go away, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
     
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    Wow, that sucks. Creme Bruleee was okay but I'd definitely rather have Mokah or Jahva stick around rather than it.
     
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    look, beer should tast like beer, last night i had something that tasted like Chocolate Peanut Butter....jeeze, what is this world coming to, sweet baby jesus?

    Whats next, a beer made with seaweed, hemp seeds, black & white sesame seeds, tangerines, schezuan peppercorns, and dried hot peppers?
     
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    there's your problem right there. amazing how this thread got stretched out to three pages.
     
  39. mhksuccess

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    Why is this a problem because the beer was so bad that I could not drink the whole 22oz and wish there was less. The problem lies that the beer is just horrible and hence the reason I did not finish and drain pour.
     
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    I LIKE IT.
    I also will not be reading anymore of this thread as all of this has been covered 1000 times.
    (not saying you shouldn't have posted....)

    WHen there are beers on the shelf I don't like, I keep walking. I find it's effective and simple.
     
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