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Southern Tier Cherry Saison

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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle 650ml. @ home.
[ Trade by BDR ]. Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy hoppy, perfume - soap, wood, coriander, fruity notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy, peppery, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to lively. [20091012]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow to orange with a lacing white head. Mild spiced and slight wheaty aroma. Mild fruity and wheaty base flavour. Smooth and fruity finish. Nice and mellow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet wtih strong notes of cherries, and light notes of malt - not me. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of straw, hops, and quite a lot of cherries, leading to a slightly acidic, dry and woody finish. Weird - I don’t think the components fits together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26200) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle at home. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of cherries, cherry stones and marzipan. Fruity flavour of berries, cherries and hops. Fruity and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25462) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2008
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm (Imperial Cherry Saison). Aroma is earthcellar, cherrypips and some hops and caramel. Flavour is mild cherries, some earth, barnyard and mild yeasty notes. Good Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2008
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours an almost clear golden with a rough, off-white head. Spicy aroma with fruit and yeast. Medium body with a sweet fruitiness, but not exactly a berry-like fruitiness. Also there isn’t really much oak character at all - perhaps a wee whiff in the nose. 190908

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (23712) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy golden, no head. Artificial vague cherry jam aroma. Sweet and fruity with bold, hard mouthfeel - like chewing on plastic. Some marzipan and orangey hops. Medium bodied with severely sharp metallic edges and some late bitterness. Sticky, bold and clumsy with flavours that don’t go together at all and a malt structure from hell. A travesty of the saison style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with asmall off-white head. Has a fruity sweetish cherry pits aroma. Sweetish fruity cherry flavor with some alcoholic hints. Has a sweetish fruity cherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
27th December 2008. Hazy gold beer. Not much head. Dry and crisp and with a nice sourish aromatic malt. Just a measured amount of unsweet cherry. Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21865) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2011
bottle at home ... golden amber ... rising bubbles ... thin white head ... soft yeasty ... fruit ... light saisin funk nose ... zezty lemon and cherry front ... quite a bitter linger ... ok

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