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Imperial Cherry Saison - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

327 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 18
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bighuge on 06-07-2008)
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Beerking721

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasant surprise here. One of the things that I like about Southern Tier is that all of the products I've had from them are "Imperials."

The Cherry Saison is a fine brew with nice depth of flavors but really light in the cherry fruit essence. Unlike a Sam Adams Cherry Wheat (ex.), the fruit infusion is almost undetectable. All in all, I liked it!

A = Medium amber with a very light redish tinge.

S = Typical Saison on the nose with light fruit.

T = Rich as a style with a minute trace of residual sweetness.

M = Adequate viscosity that swirled medium on the palate.

D = Understanding the higher alcohol content, I could certainly enjoy a couple of these.

Food Pairing: I would be inclined to try this with some BBQ chicken using a cherry/cayenne glaze.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2008 13:32:23 | More by Beerking721
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Imperial Cherry Saison from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.