Imperial Cherry Gose
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Imperial Cherry GoseImperial Cherry Gose
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
3.85 | pDev: 7.79%
Mar 11, 2019
Jun 30, 2016
Very Good
Imperial Cherry GoseImperial Cherry Gose
Notes: The finished beer is a striking, lustful shade of red with a persistent white head and durable lacing thanks to the large portion of wheat in the grist. The nose is defined by equal parts bright lactic acidity and cherry notes with a hint of coriander. On the palate, the strong lactic acidity is accentuated by the natural tartness of the cherry juice. Quantitatively, this beer is quite sweet, but we find that this level of residual sweetness is just enough to balance the acidity and that the overall perception of the beer is actually quite dry. The beer finishes very clean and in conjunction with the salt in the finish, it definitely makes you want to come back for more.

pH - 3.4
Total Acidity: 9.9 ml/100g
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Rated: 3.5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Mar 11, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Jun 26, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by pm0719 from New Jersey

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 4 by ajdemma from New York

Mar 31, 2018
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Reviewed by Blackop555 from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours clear red. Bubbly, short, wide head that Fades fast.

Smells tart cherry, Salt hints and hints of sweetness.

Taste like tart cherry, almost an Oaky/wine taste, hints of sweetness. Pretty flavorless overall. Dry finish with a Cherry linger. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.
Dec 15, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by BigCapsBham from Alabama

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 3.47 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Nov 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Pours muddled orange brown color with thin white head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma - Lots of tart cherry juice for sure, little lemon and a hint of salt.

Taste - Tart cherry for sure, deep sour flavor but not puckering, not alot of salt maybe a little on the end.

Feel - Light side of medium tart and dry finish.

Overall - Not a big fan of the flavor, it is sour to me in an unplesent way.
Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Oct 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Shade1951 from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The only other Gose I've tried tasted like sweat. Thus, I was reluctant to try this one. I was pleasantly surprised.

The flavor is tart and I don't detect the saltiness that supposedly is characteristic of Goses. To me, it tastes like a regular Sour. Which is fine with me.

It looks kind of like cherry soda, with a nice, sharp tart fragrance. Actually, I should say it looks more like cherry juice, as there is little to no bubbling from carbonation, and no head or lacing. Still, there is adequate carbonation in the mouthfeel.

I like it! I'll get it again!
Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by CreekyJarls from New Jersey

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 3.55 by Klemperer from Michigan

Oct 04, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by edthehead from New York

Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Sep 16, 2017
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Reviewed by bnes09 from Illinois

3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Light peach-pink color and nearly transparent. Complete lack of head. Faint cherry and wood aroma. Flavor is pretty bland. Just a touch of cherry sweet tarts. Minimal acid. Even fainter wood character. No hops or funk to speak of. Sturdy medium body bordering on syrup. Sticky texture. Low carbonation. Not what I expected.
Sep 10, 2017
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a light pink color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is cherries. Tastes of tart cherries. Finishes dry with a hint of lemon accompanying the cherries.
Sep 03, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Sep 02, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by heysuz from Indiana

Sep 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I think this style you either you like or just pucker up and grin and bear it. I did like it for the style.... Tart, tangy and full of cherry flavor..
Sep 01, 2017
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Reviewed by beerguy04 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pinkish red color with a small white head, that dissipates real quick. Plenty of carbonation. Smell is of sour cherry. Taste is a light sour tart with a cherry aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light for the abv. Overall love the brewery and style.
Aug 20, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by LarryMyers from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
i wanted to like this way more than i did. for one, i think its way too sweet, there just isnt enough body or sourness, despite the strength, to make that much fruity sugar work. secondly, it benefits absolutely zero from being as strong as it is. this is a style i really want to drink on, and this limits drinkability even though you cant taste or feel the alcohol as you drink it. it just seems a little forced, quite outside what i know to be the southern tier wheelhouse, and overall rather underwhelming. its pink and clear but also almost still. it smells sweet and tart like cherry candy, and never gives an honest cherry flavor when i taste it, its candy all the way, not quite artificial, but a lot sweeter than the fruit ever is by itself. if it had more carbonation to move it along, it would be a way better beer, but its stillness i interpret as a flaw. still somewhat light in feel though, not much grain happening here, and while the sourness is there, there really isnt a lot of flavor from it. mediocre to me, not the type of fruited gose i prefer to drink...
Jul 14, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jul 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. Bottle

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice clean/clear pinkish/red color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty quick small off-white head, which leaves minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some nice cherry notes, slight coriander, slightly tart. The taste is malty, yeasty, pretty nice cherry note, slight coriander, nice tart/sourness going on, also some little sweetness. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well with this one, nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a nice little brew.
Jul 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Though imperialized, this was still poured into a pokal. The appearance was a pink color with a decent transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. Head quickly dissipated leaving no lacing. The smell starts off with some tart cherry up front with some mild lemon rind bitterness. Low saltiness. The flavor takes the tartness from the cherries and combines with the lemon and sour-ed wheat. Low saltiness. Decent acidity level in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Carbonation isn’t really felt too much. Acidity hits my tongue with the appropriate amount of sour-ed wheat. Overall, it’s good for the most part, pretty sure I could come back to.
Jun 27, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2017
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Jun 16, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2017
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Rated by mcpat1993 from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice beer. Doesn't smell or taste overlyof cherry. Very sour and sour cherry taste that's not too sweet
May 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by BeerTest from Florida

May 03, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by Zach136 from Georgia

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 3.34 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Apr 18, 2017
Rated: 3 by RBRLBRB from New York

Apr 18, 2017
Rated: 4 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Apr 18, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Apr 15, 2017
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On-tap 4/9/2017 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a bright ruby red color, with a short pinkish white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains cherries, light malts and wheat.

T: The taste starts out with a strong tart cherry flavor. Then something breadiness comes in from wheat and a light malt character. There’s a typical Gose-like tanginess and a decent balance. The after-taste is tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.
Apr 09, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by rodlavers from Maryland

Apr 09, 2017
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bottled in September 2016. Pours clear, cherry red in color with minimal head. Taste is big sour cherries and a good deal of salt with light sour mix. Tart, sour, good salt presence at the end, light bodied, low carbonation...Really tasty..I like Southern Tier and am pleasantly surprised by this one. Stands up really well and the salt is full force..coats the tongue nicely without being too overpowering.Sour flavor is spot on and the cherry is not overpowering. The cherry taste one reminds me of some of the good Belgian sour ales that first got me into Belgian beers..I need to pick up more Southern Tier beers.
Apr 03, 2017
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Light cherry red in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a short, bright white, fizzy foam with low retention. Medium light wheat malt aroma light bread crust notes and a hint of fresh cherries. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a light creaminess through the middle. Pleasant, controlled, boozy warmth from the middle to the end. Medium wheat malt flavor up front that slowly fades to tart cherry. Pleasant, mouth-watering tartness intensifies until it peaks through the middle. grows through the middle. A light bready note in the middle is followed by tapering tartness and saltiness to the end. Finished semi-dryly with a salty bite followed by bready, wheat malt and light cherry tartness. Carbonation was a little on the light side. However, this was crisp, dry and refreshing despite the higher abv. Tasty and tart.
Mar 28, 2017
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