Cherry Crush
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #197
ABV:
4%
Score:
86
Ranked #27,385
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 11.72%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
24
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Ale brewed with tart cherries and milk sugar.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cherry Crush brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.00% This Fruit an Field Beer pours out of a 12oz can into a pint beer glass. The color is a nice deep golden amber color with a nice small white head. There is also a small amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with cherries, mixed with grains an malts. You also pick up on mirror hops in the smell as well. So far , Cherry Crush is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bitter sweet, there is a nice tartness about this brew. It is a nice added touch to the cherry mild sweetness. The body is light to medium. Vary easy going and smooth. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day or with lunch. If you are into tart brews this one is for you. Aside from being tart, there is nothing really overpowering about this brew. The mouth feel is Tart,Bold, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Cherry Crush a solid 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity too. Southern Tier Brewing Company, did a super nice job with this session sour/ fruit brew.

Oct 24, 2020
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Captain69 from Illinois

2.38/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

If you gave me this in a blind taste ,I would have thought you gave me a chery soda pop. this brewery oes some great beers - this is not one of them . there is no malt or hop taste to this I tried!

Apr 30, 2020
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superspak from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 12/10/2019. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow/light pink color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy red cherries, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, peach, pear, red/green apple, almond, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of cherries, fruity/acidic yeast, lactose, and pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy red cherries, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, peach, pear, red/green apple, almond, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy red cherries, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, peach, pear, red/green apple, almond, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity/acidic yeast, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a fantastic malt/tart/tangy balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tang/tartness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an outstanding session kettle sour. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, fruity/acidic yeast, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish; not overly lactic. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Fantastic balance of juicy authentic cherries and Lacto complexity; with a perfectly balanced lactose, and pale/wheat malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example.

Apr 27, 2020
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Canned 12/3/19
Consumed 4/17/20

I've no idea what the shelf life on a sour is supposed to be, but I need to type words here while I wait for this gigantic fist worth of head to cool off. Body starts to reveal itself in time and resembles sparkling grape juice with a dash of something red - a few drops of hepatitis-ridden blood from a virulent bartender, perhaps. A little bit of head never fully dissolves and just lays atop the brew in white seafoam blotches. Smells of tart cherries (as expected) and raspberries with (possibly?) a wheaty backbone. Not sure what I'm getting there; I'm an unsophisticated hick. I sip and... I suspect the cherries have fallen off. They're there, but they're muted. The whole affair is a bit thin and muted, but it's pleasant enough. The milk sugar adds a sweetness and a bit of... vanilla (?) flavor. Again, it's pleasant, but it's strange to me that Southern Tier chose to release this in cold weather months - reckon I'd enjoy this a lot more in the dog days of Summer.

Apr 18, 2020
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Clear, reddish amber.
Smell: Cherry with some raspberry and salt.
Taste: Tart, sour cherry with a bit of salt. Ends with malt sweetness and lingering vanilla. Really nice from start to finish.
Feel: Tart, thin-bodied.
Overall: I've had bad experience with fruit beers, but this one was very nice.

Mar 23, 2020
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mild amount of tartness with a super thin body and a touch of sweetness at the end from the milk sugar. My first session sour. Overall a pretty solid beer.

Feb 07, 2020
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Had this on-tap at Whole Foods, poured into a pint glass. Had an bright golden / amber color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A decent, if a little subdued aroma of cherries, malt, bread, apples, and vinegar.

T: Tasted of a slight bready quality (kind of fleeting), some apple cider vinegar (slightly acidic), a fair amount of the advertised cherries (could've used more), and a bit of malt as well (a subtle presence). Like the aroma, the taste was somewhat muted. The cherries could've used a definite boost. Still, not terrible.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Light-bodied.

O: One of Southern Tier's more uneven beers, but it has some good aspects to it. Worth a try.

Feb 01, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. On can bottom is stamped 'D.O.B. 12/03/19'.
Clear, gold colored body with a tint of cherry. Thin head quickly works back to scattered islands and ring. No lacing.
Aroma of apple vinegar, and a hint of cherry.
Taste is slightly tart, with an unsalted pita chip flavor, and a little cherry. Close to a Gose but without the salt.
Medium mouth feel. Very good carbonation.
The flavor expression is quick and done, but quite refreshing.

Jan 27, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours reddish gold in color with one third inch head. Taste is cherry, sourdough bread, and sour mix. Light bodied, high carbonation sour. Nice and easy drinker. Want a bit more cherry taste but good.

Jan 26, 2020
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a December 2019 canning date stamp on the bottom.
Pours with a pretty pale rose' colored body topped by a good white head that has a subtle pinkish tone.
Light bodied with lively carbonation and a bit of dryness.
This is a mild gose in terms of both aroma and flavor and in terms of both tartness and overall strength of flavor. Some cherry on the nose but more and better cherry quality in the flavor.
Overall: easy drinking, especially for style.

Jan 24, 2020
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Combining my two favorite things cherries and gose style beers it was exactly what I wanted not too sour or sweet right in the middle with plenty of apple cider vinegar and cherry flavors. Wish I wrote more but it was so easy to crush. Would be able to enjoy a six pack pretty easy!

Jan 15, 2020
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Roguer from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good head production, and good retention for the style. Very lively transparent coppery-amber body. Nice lacing.

Earl Grey tea on the nose, along with floral notes and light tannins. Lighter cherry notes, and just a touch of vinegar.

Tea notes follow onto the palate, along with cream (likely from the milk sugar), and a very light tartness. Mild cherry notes, and equally mild tartness. Creamier than expected, with the milk sugar allowing for a much fuller body than a 4% ABV brew can normally manage.

An absolute thirst quencher, very appropriate for a warm day (but less so for Winter, unless you happen to live in the American South). Salt, and perhaps a touch of lime, would be a wonderful complement to this beer; it really seems like it should have been a gose.

Jan 05, 2020
Cherry Crush from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 24 ratings