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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1428) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Can : Pour is murky gold, with a feint white head into this glass - it disappointingly fades to a light ring in this glass. The nose is heavy citrus, baked bread, moving to that spicey peppering note as you would expect based on the deScription. There’s a hint of booze as well. The flavor profile is light bittering hops initial, moving to heavy citrus - it’s nearly off putting. The "funk" is mild at best - another American take on a Belgian, and that’s ok, while it moves to a sweet finish line and a peppery finish .This brew has a heavy mouth feel, and the imperial saison feeling is different, not completely appealing. This is a brew that begins well for me but becomes something that becomes more difficult to drink with every sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBear11D (363) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
The Zaison pours a mostly hazy wheaty golden yellow with a brief bubbly off-white head. The aroma is strong on the peppercorn with a bit of orange. The flavor is peppercorn initially with orange and citrus shining through later and into the aftertaste. Overall this is pretty nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a light gold with a thick white head. Aroma of funk, saison yeast, spices and citrus. Taste is tart, malty, wheat, spices and alcohol. A bit too alcohol forward but this is an imperial saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (876) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Drank from the can. Has a slightly sour fruit aroma. Flavor is sweeter fruit and some spice. Overall pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8876) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 16oz can. Mostly clear golden color. Virtually no head. Medium to bigger body. Smooth kind of soft lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice mild belgian saison fruity character. Moderate earthy black pepper flavor. Moderate sweet. I dig it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1670) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5739) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1043) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamChandler (3784) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4804) - 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.

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