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Southern Tier Cherry Saison

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RATINGS: 478   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.


onystrom's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - MAY 7, 2011
Clear golden color with okay head. Spicey flavor - bitter cherry? No hobs weird beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (646) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
It had a hazy body with a cool orange amber color. Its head was thin, white in color and faded fast leaving some slippery lace that slide down the glass. The aroma was no doubt Belgian. It’s full of doughy and earthy yeast with mellow spicy wood tones and just a hint of cherry. The flavor is bold and attacks the tongue with spicy oak wood, herbal hops and funky doughy yeast and malts that add some sourness. The alcohol is quite noticeable throughout and tart cherry is picked up in the finish, which is quick and dry. Carbonation is modest leaving the mouth feel somewhat flat but smooth in the medium to full body.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2013
22oz. bomber: This one was hiding at the back of the fridge, where it has been since I got it. It pours a fairly clear, golden color. There was very little head on it, and left no lacing. Interesting aroma. Hint of sour cherries, some oak, faint spices. Earthy, a bit funky, but doesn’t smell infected. Taste is interesting. Some tart cherry, bready, some candi sugar. It’s not very sweet, but there seems to be an underlying subtle sickly sweetness to it. It should probably stay retired.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
UDBeernut (1679) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
First bottle at the ba tasting. Light cherry nose, sourness, blue cheese, earthy acidic. Chewy body. I remeber having fresh, it was bad then. It improved slightly.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - OCT 3, 2012
In bottle. Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Saison yeasty aroma, musty hay and honey. Tastes of lemon rind, cherry, and a little metallic quality. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. One of the better cherry beers i’ve had

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2254) - NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden body, medium white head. Aroma of fresh hops, cherries, spicy and some sourness. Taste is fruity with oak, cherries (and other berries I think), bread and yeast. Dry finish sweetened by berries.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (793) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden with off white head. Spicy aroma with notes of cherries, yeast and dirt. Slightly salty flavour with some sweetness and a decent punch of bitterness. Very flowery and fruity flavour with caramel and syrup notes and palate. Nice and complex beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Thanks to Ralph for sharing this at Woodshop 2012. A cherry saison is an interesting idea; however, the cherry flavor in this beer was barely present and it was a medicanal (cough drop?) cherry flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (430) - Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours hazy gold with a thin wispy white head. Cherry, banana, and barnyard aromas. Sweet spicy flavor with cherry, lemon, orange, and barnyard notes. Light and refreshing with high carbonation and a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bomber. This beer is apparently retired, so not sure how old the bottle is. Pours a hazy amber orange with finger width white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is an acidic frutiness. Taste is initially tart, then sweet. Fruit notes abound, but the alcohol is apparent as well. Interesting, most likely better in the summer months.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2012
I think the 2 score is generous. This stuff was disgustingly sweet. The cherry flavor was chemically and it felt as if they took a nearly flavorless saison and dumped in some artificial syrup or something. Yuck


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