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
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 Maryland

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
Imperial Cherry Gose from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 183 ratings