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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Imperial saison ale. Beer brewed with Tellicherry Black Peppercorns and Orange Peel.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1507) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Nice. Slightly sour. Had this at their tap room with Raith. Not sure it was supposed to be sour. But it was nice overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2486) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Oh, that extra little bitterness is the imperial part of this drink. Adds a bit of complexity and uniqueness although not sure if adds value. Pours a dark yellow with an effervescent white head. A little wild and funky yeast aroma. Lemon, light citrus flavors. Hint of pepper on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Sampler flight on tap at the brewery (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a nice well hazed golden hue, dulled body with some gentle glow. Darker, a gentle frothy offwhite head atop dies to a mellow small ring, laces small. Aromas show gentle spice, a touch of pepper, gentle sweetness is dough, gentle fruit, and a mellow gentle earthy hop element, touches of apple, dough, and bread. Initial is a touch tart, a bit of apple, some gentle pear, bread and dough. Firm tartness into the middle, a touch sharp, mellow lemon, sour apple. Middle is gentle bread, dough, a thinner beer especially at 9 ABV. Some florals, grass, gentle yeastiness and sun tan lotion. Firm tartness. A touch bready, straw, gentle sweeter fruit and dough element. A bit chalky, dry, and weird as we finish. A bit tart, fresh grass and dry straw. Weird cereal feel, touch of yeastiness. Odd finish for me. A lot of promise with the tart fruit element finishes on an off note for me. Not a true saison for me, prefer a smaller ABV and more dry, session worthy beer. As it is, this is more interesting than a lot of American interpretations but overall loses me in the finish. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Citrus and yeast... great orange hazy appearance! A little too much orange flavor for my taste.. but pretty good overall beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (2325) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pint can poured to a flute at Lunar Brewing Co., showing a hazed, orangy amber color, a fluffy hat of soft white foam, and ribbony cling to the lacing. The aroma was light at first, as warming and additional rousing helped. Some earthy, yeasty, barn yard funk, esters, orange zest, berries, and tartness were noticed. Medium to full bodied, the flavor was sweet, then tart, showed some peppery hints for the first time, and some looming alcohol presence. Full flavored, but a little astringently harsh, exhibiting an imperial heaviness to the palate. Whether an Imperial Saison, or a Belgian Specialty Ale, I’m not necessarily a fan of the style. A little tough to finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (1835) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Cloudy burnished golden amber with a short lived head and horizontal streaks of lace. Taste begins with tart fruit and malt, followed through the palate with pepper sour apples. Apples continue through a surprisingly unwelcome finish. Points for originality, but not a satisfying brew. Not recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3860) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2013
16 ounce can thanks to BlowOffTube. Lots of carbonation in this one. Yellow body. Tons of orange peel. Nice aroma. Some tartness. Not very dry for saison, but decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2544) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
On draft at two. Dark orange pour. Very spicy and fruity taste. Pretty strong beer. Not a fan of the style but this one is pretty good

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Deep orange with minimal white head. Sweet spicy nose. Great carbination with sweet belgian spices. Not really my style but decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (466) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Draft in snifter. I enjoyed the tartness and the high ABV variation of the style; medium spice and fruit. A bit weak on the finish.


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