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Imperial Cherry Saison - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Imperial Cherry SaisonImperial Cherry Saison

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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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hellomcfly

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to orcasteve for sending this to me as part of Secret Santa '08.

Pours a hazy, golden honey color. Takes a really aggressive pour to get any amount of head on this one.

S: Great - carmelized sugar, fruitiness, oak. Reminds me of a chardonnay. Really gives off a boozy perfume when you get a good whiff of it.

T: Peppery yeast flavor dominates. Boozy sweetness. Faint cherry flavor. Oakiness was huge when I first took a sip but fades away. I don't know if this is from it warming up or my palette just getting used to it as I drink it. It had a huge oak dryness when I first tasted it that has since gone away.

Overall this beer has a strong boozy sweetness to it and I wish there was a tartness in it to even it out. It is however a pretty interesting brew. Reminds me much more of a trippel than a saison.

M - Very dry. Medium to full mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation.

D - Pretty low. It's not a bad beer but every bit of the 8% abv is pretty apparent to me.

After sticking the last third of the bottle back in the fridge and chilling a glass I poured this again and the cherry flavor was more evident in both the nose and flavor. So if you're trying this beer your may want to give it a go at a slightly colder temperature.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 00:48:31 | More by hellomcfly
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Imperial Cherry Saison from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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