IMPERIAL CHERRY GOSE

Imperial Sour Ale

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ALC 8.3 %BY
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We maintain a culture of Lactobacillus Buchneri that is used to sour wort over three days, starting at a pH of 5.5 and finishing around 3.4. After souring is complete, the wort is boiled, hopped, spiced, cooled, and pitched with our house ale strain of yeast. After roughly 24 hours of fermentation, the tart cherry concentrate is added directly to the fermentation vessel. Exactly when the cherry juice is added is a delicate balancing act of adding the juice (more sugar) early enough so that the fermentation will complete, but late enough that the delicate flavors, aromas, and colors of the juice are preserved as much as possible. It would be a travesty to add such beautiful and rare juice to hot wort, don’t you think?

The finished beer is a striking, lustful shade of red with a persistent white head and durable lacing thanks to the large portion of wheat in the grist. The nose is defined by equal parts bright lactic acidity and cherry notes with a hint of coriander. On the palate, the strong lactic acidity is accentuated by the natural tartness of the cherry juice. Quantitatively, this beer is quite sweet, but we find that this level of residual sweetness is just enough to balance the acidity and that the overall perception of the beer is actually quite dry. The beer finishes very clean and in conjunction with the salt in the finish, it definitely makes you want to come back for more.

Available In:

12-4-pack-bottle Asset 1

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Notes
Imperial Cherry Gose

Beer Style:Imperial Sour Ale

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Color

Deep red

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Fermentation

3 types of malts, Coriander, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt & 13% NY State Tart Cherry Juice (by volume in finished beer)

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Aroma

Bright lactic acidity, cherry notes & a touch of coriander

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Flavor

Strong lactic acidity is accentuated by natural tartness of the cherry juice, big cherry character, enticingly clean yet salty finish

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Bitterness

Very low

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Body

Light bodied and smooth

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Serving Temperature

45-50°F

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Cellaring

Drink fresh

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Availability

Year-round

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Aged/Soured

Kettle Soured with a culture of Lactobacillus Buchneri

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Pairings
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