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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Imperial saison. Our special yeast strain gives this beer a little funkiness and is accented with tellicherry black peppercorns and orange peel. At 9% abv this is probably one of the strongest summer beers you will encounter. The boozy note adds to the overall flavor of this beer. This is the deep end of the fun pool, please use the buddy system.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a murky yellow with very thin head. Aroma is citrus, hay, pepper. Medium body with assertive carbonation. Slightly warming. Nice citrus and pepper notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Can purchased at Siciliano’s. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, mild tartness and herbs. Malty flavor with a distinct berry character and some booziness before a tart and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (642) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
16oz can - pours a vibrant hazy gold . Huge citrus nose . Taste is lots of lemon citrus and Belgian yeast . Tasty , the alcohol is well hidden . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamJackson (2543) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
A 9% saison?!?!?! dark cloudy orange. Smells like BBQ potato chips. Salty, spicy with a bit of citric acid and potatoes. Taste is loaded with flavor, lots of adjuncts and a minor booziness. The peppercorn overwhelms everything else sadly. Falls short at the finish. couldn’t get through the can sadly.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3128) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2013
16 oz. can from Binny’s, Lincoln Park, Chicago. Hazy amber color showing zero head retenetion after the pour. Nose and taste is much like a Belgian pale. Nose is a solid amount of dried fruits and pale malt sweetness. Also lots of orange zest. Orange peel/ zest is upfront in the flavor with dried fruit and sweet grain in the center of the beer. Fruit reenters with palate with light mild pepper in the finish. Medium body leaning on yeasty thickness. The only thing that distract me from this beer is a light lingering sourness that makes me question the freshness of the beer. And of course yet again, no bottle on or born on date, so no way to really know with doing a ton of brewery research. Anyhow… over all good, not great. This is a much better example than this brewery’s Farm Hands Saison I had directly in front of this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
16 oz can from a trade with BrewJay. The pour is a clear golden with a noisy bubbly four inch slightly off white head. Falls quickly and thinly. The aroma is hay, herbal, sweet grass and warming alcohol. The taste is sharply sweet upfront, clove herbal close behind, medicinal and finishes with a weird mix of the sweet, the grass and booze. The clove of the yeast carries the long finish. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, foamy active carbonation and the yeast booze finish. These amped up Saisons are not really my thing; this beer was no exception. Regardless, thanks for this one Jay!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7782) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2013
16 fl oz can thanks to Ryan (not on ratebeer) who brought it from MI to Sweden. Sampled on October 22, 2013.
Didn’t find a BB date on the can.
Clear pale golden color, fluffy lasting off-white head. Salty, vinous, acidic, alcohol, spicy taste. Medium mouthfeel, to the full side, medium low bitterness. Spicy, orange, alcohol, sweet aftertaste. Sweet, spicy, alcohol, acidic scent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1725) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 Can: golden with a hint of orange; very hazy with a nice sized white head that leaves behind no lacing at all. Aroma is full of wheat (strange), orange zest, mild lemon peel, a touch of mild peppercorns, and a finish of herbaceous & spicy tea leaves. Flavor has background notes of banana & clove with some warming, phenol-like alcohol. Peppery spices, lemon tea, herbs, & even some very faint pineapple in the finish. Slightly bready aftertaste with some sweet esters & the smallest hint of bitterness. Slightly floral & yeasty. Decent saison, but nothing to lose your head over.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1022) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
16oz can consumed on the way out of the Beirut/Vampire Weekend show at the Hollywood Bowl tonight. Aroma out of the lip of the can is a super pungent orange wild thing. No pour, except my mouth, so I can not comment on the color. Taste is awesome orange saison with a nice sweetness. This is a great beer I’d love to get more of.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Very good aroma. Excellent citra hops. Better at the brewery, but still good out of the can.


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