Cherry Gose (Imperial Sour Ale Brewed With Tart Cherry Juice) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Cherry Gose (Imperial Sour Ale Brewed With Tart Cherry Juice)Cherry Gose (Imperial Sour Ale Brewed With Tart Cherry Juice)
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3.85/5
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182 Ratings
Cherry Gose (Imperial Sour Ale Brewed With Tart Cherry Juice)Cherry Gose (Imperial Sour Ale Brewed With Tart Cherry Juice)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Bluecrow on 06-30-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,528
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
182
pDev:
7.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of pm0719
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
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.

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Photo of BigCapsBham
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of golf4collet
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
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.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shade1951
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!

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Photo of CreekyJarls
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klemperer
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnes09
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.

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Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
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..

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Photo of beerguy04
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.

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Photo of LarryMyers
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
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...

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of Corburk
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

06/15/2017

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Cherry Gose (Imperial Sour Ale Brewed With Tart Cherry Juice) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 182 ratings