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So here it is folks! My very first beer review. I have reviewed dozens of wines in the past since I am a self proclaimed wino. At this point in my life I wouldn't be surprised if wine hasn't replaced the blood flowing through my viens. However, I have been yearning for change lately & after much thought decided that change would be diving into the beer world! Craft beer is trendy after all & I have to see what all the buzz is about ;-)
Honestly I do struggle with beers. If it doesn't taste like like water (mic ultra) or like candy (Hard Rootbeer) I usually make one hell of a goofy face taking that first sip. So these beer reviews are for all of those out there like me! You love the idea of craft beer, but need to work your way into them. Keeping my fingers crossed beer is like wine & the longer you drink the stuff, the darker the drink in your hand gets!
This is Southern Tier Cherry Gose! Of course I had to pick a cherry beer to pop my beer review cherry! This brew is one of the latest releases from the Lakewood, New York based brewery which just happens to be a 5 minute drive from my house.
Now let's talk nerdy! The gose style hails from Germany. At least 50% of the base beer is brewed with wheat, plus adjuncts like salt and coriander. Most goes-style beers are around 4 to 5.5% alcohol by volume.
Southern Tier Cherry Gose incorporates tart cherry juice in an imperial edition of the style. The brewery’s home state of New York ranks 4th in the United States in tart cherry production. A unnamed grower near the brewery provided the cherry puree.
Cherry Gose is soured over the course of three days using Lactobacillus buchneri, a strain of souring bacteria.
4 out of 5 stars!
Not a bad brew at all!!! However, the name can trick someone that isn't a big beer drinker. Taking my first sip I assumed I would get a huge tart cherry taste, but the tart cherry was definitely the last thing you tasted when sipping. Kinda reminded me of what a tart cherry sour patch kid would taste like! Sour then sweet :) I should also note again TART CHERRY! I love tart cherry and knew that was the taste I was looking for when sipping the brew, but hubby was surprised to not get a jolly rancher cherry taste.
Cliff Notes Version Of Post ~ Yes, buy this beer! It's yummy & this craft beer newbie likes it! Definitely a drinkable beer for non-beer folks! Xoxo
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