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Imperial Cherry Saison - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Imperial Cherry SaisonImperial Cherry Saison

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BA SCORE
80
good

326 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 326
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.71%


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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Reviews by malcontent:
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malcontent

Illinois

2.33/5  rDev -34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Into a tulip, ST Cherry Saison (really?) pours a slightly hazy orange with a pink-ish hue and a minimal but surprisingly stable head.

Smells grainy with a bit of artificial fruit scent (not necessarily cherry). A substantial wheat aroma fills things out.

The cherry, although minimal in presence, does plenty (in a bad way)...medicinal overtones mar a decently dry, funky body. There is an almost tannic quality to the finish, leaving a touch of astringency on the palate. Biscuity notes try to break though although the off-flavors prevent anything notable.

The mouthfeel is decently crisp while not out-of-control with carbonation. This strikes me as an idea not seen through correctly. The French oak overpowers the subtler aspects of the beer while the cherries might as well have not even been included. I'm glad the wife will drink anything because one glass is all I can handle.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 22:46:21 | More by malcontent
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Connecticut

2.76/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

22oz. bomber: This one was hiding at the back of the fridge, where it has been since I got it. It pours a fairly clear, golden color. There was very little head on it, and left no lacing. Interesting aroma. Hint of sour cherries, some oak, faint spices. Earthy, a bit funky, but doesn’t smell infected. Taste is interesting. Some tart cherry, bready, some candi sugar. It’s not very sweet, but there seems to be an underlying subtle sickly sweetness to it. It should probably stay retired.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 00:29:51 | More by Boto
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Review from 3/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow amber, one finger white head and lacing. Aroma of cherry, citrus and esters. Mild saison start, tart sour middle and sour and bitter finish. A bit too sour on the finish for me, although the body and start are OK.

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Imperial Cherry Saison from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.