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Southern Tier Cherry Saison

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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cherry saison is concurrent with the best of summer weather. The days are long and warm, and the spring blossoms have gracefully turned to plump drupes. Much in the same way, our Imperial Cherry Saison undergoes subtle but noticable changes while cruising from kettle to bright tank. Like the sun ripening fruit, a pit stop makes this beer better. Cherry Saison is aged with French Oak staves, imparting overtones of spice and balancing the natural sweetness of the cherries. Cherry Saison is the first in this series to incorporate oak aging. Enjoy it as a dessert beer, or tilt it back while sitting under a shady tree on a warm summer afternoon.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (9841) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2011
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity - cherries in particular - and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet. Dry finish. 070511

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phredrik (999) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Aroma has candy, cherries, caramel, sweet yeast, oxidation, peppers. Taste is cherries, slightly peppery, a spicy and flowery yeast, slightly sour in the finish. Didn’t get any oak on this one at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (968) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Pours clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is cherry, candy (jelly gums) and notes of alcohol. Taste is acid, orange peel, sour berries, lime, spicey and maybe a bit of earth.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. Clear yellow. Small white head - almost fizzy. Aroma has a small nose of cherry and alcohol. Distinct taste of sour cherries, some bitterness, dry - full body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Short light bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (9837) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
Botte. Clear dark golden with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, little cheery, fruit, yeast, bitter and little bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onystrom (1316) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
Clear golden color with okay head. Spicey flavor - bitter cherry? No hobs weird beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle from Voldby. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are taste are berries, yeast, fruits, malt and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2011
Light hazy golden body, white head. Aroma of sour cherries, funky berries, malt, wheat. Flavour has some alcohol,, sourness, cherry. Lighter than aroma. Excellent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (2850) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Pours wheat golden with a slight amber tint. Huge, frothy white head which clears out rather quickly. Aroma of oak, hops, cherry, wheat, malts, and slight bready hints. Body is mild with a pleasingly crisp tartness, especially in the finish. The cherry is not too evident in the flavor; much more earthy and wood taste. Overall a bit of a disappointment, as I excpect a lot from Southern Tier, but still a very enjoyable, drinkable saison.


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