Imperial Sour Cherry Altbier | Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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2.69/5
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3 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
greatergoodimperials.com

Style: German Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly from batch to batch

Added by GreaterGoodImperials on 06-20-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
pDev:
19.7%
 
 
Wants:
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saw the can at Table and Vine in West Springfield, Massachusetts and had to pick one up.

10% ABV.

HEAD: ~5cm wide head of khaki-tan colour. ~5-7 minute retention.

BODY: Murky brown colour.

AROMA: Cherry? Yup. Not too tart, but cherry juice is present. Bready malts. It's pretty cleanly attenuated; I'd guess lager yeast if I didn't know it was an altbier. None of the 10% ABV is present aromatically; that's pretty dazzling.

One of the liveliest yet cleanest aromas I've encountered in some time. Suggests a possibly unique brew with a balance cherry-emphatic taste.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Tart and acidic, emphasizing a clean cherry fruit forward flavour accented by lively yeast intangibles. 10%? I'm in awe; this drinks like it's maybe 6%. Balanced and well-built, albeit a little simplistic. There is room for improvement in terms of intricacy and depth of flavour, but all around it's approachable fare.

Smooth, wet, clean, light to medium-bodied, well-carbonated.

OVERALL: Highly drinkable - astoundingly so for its high ABV. It delivers on its premise and I'd definitely buy it again. Solid work from a brewery I need to give more attention to.

B- (3.43) / WORTHY

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Photo of JratBones
2.22/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of tb4475
2.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Imperial Sour Cherry Altbier from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.69 out of 5 with 3 ratings