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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Lightly hazed golden color. Tall, vanilla tinted milk colored head. Wheat dominates the aroma. Sniff deeper and some mild sweetness, with pale malt, currants and apricots. Hints of vanilla and oak at times. Cherry and wheat flavors are cut short by alcohol spice early in the middle. I served this one a bit on the warm side and the alcohol is everywhere. Lightly burning on the palate, flavors throughout middle, finish and linger. I do catch some dark cherries every once and awhile. I really must try this one at a cooler temperature.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Hazy golden with a disappearing act of a white head. Aroma is tart and wheaty with a slight cheesecake funk to it. Spicy grassy phenolic taste with vanilla, oak and lots of fruity apricot notes. Finish is rather spicy and tannic $7/22oz

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Draft at Cole’s in Buffalo. Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is tart cherry and a bit of fruit and spice. Medium body. Flavor has a lighter cherry quality compared to the aroma, as well as some grassy, herbal, and spicy notes. Not bad, but I expected a bit more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle from Greenwood Gourmet Grocery in Greenwood, VA near Crozet. A trip by this place on your way to Blue Mountain is a nice way to spend an afternoon. Pours a hazy light gold color. Big head quickly fades but leaves nice circular lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, cherry, grass. Bitter taste, both from the hops and from a slightly medicinal quality from the cherries. Unpleasant, but not by enough to ruin the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Sampled at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits and shared by BDR and Badgerben. From 22-oz bomber pours a semi-hazy golden pale brew with a thin off-white head that dissipates to a fine film and ring. Aroma of light cherries, light golden grain malt, a touch of apricot and some grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of golden grain malt with wheat, cherries, and some grassy hops. Finish is semi-sweet with a mild yeast aftertaste the quickly disappears. Could use a little more funkiness but still enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Cloudy gold color with a medium head. Light cherries, grass, hay and hops. Quite a grainy base. Very thick feel. The grass and herbal come through after a few sips. Cherry fades into nothingness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2008
First rating!!! On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Didnt really know what to expect with this one. Pours a slightly hazed golden yellow. Nose has some saison spiciness & subtle cherry. Pretty sure I wouldnt notice the cherry is it wasnt in the name. Nice creamy mouthfeel, some herbal spiiciness. light cherry oaky flavor in the finish. Good beer


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