Southern Tier Imperial Cherry Saison is 8 percent ABV and has a sweet cherry aroma, but only a light hint of the fruit comes through in the flavor. It was incredibly carbonated, which gave it a light refreshing quality to offset the heavier alcohol content. However, the bubbles fizzed out the flavor a little too much. This would be a pleasant post-run beverage on a hot afternoon. And cherries are known for their restorative qualities, so bonus.
According to this news brief, this flavor was released in the summer of 2008 and the Southern Tier beers page doesn't mention it at all, which makes me wonder if it has been
Saison is another variety of Belgian ale, which has been a mainstay of my new tastings lately. I promise I'll get some variety in here soon. Or maybe I won't. It's my palate, I'll drink what I want to.
Booze Hounds Beer Rating: 3.6 Hiccups
[Drunkard's note: The Booze Hounds Beer Rating scale (0-5 Hiccups) is based on a complex mathematical formula that would be impossible to explain to such a dunderheaded audience. Let's just say the higher the score, the more likely I am to drink it again. Nitmos, do the math.]