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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4053) - 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 (2808) - 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 (494) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jwrock3 (19) - - MAY 18, 2013
The yeast really sets this beer apart. With a very unique...kinda funky flavor. I really enjoyed the one of a kind flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Apple juice with a quickly fading white head. Aroma is herbal with mild apples and yeast and overpowered by black pepper. Taste is liquid black pepper with yeast, mild citrus and a peppery finish. One dimensional and I was unable to finish it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
15th July 2012
Very hazy orange beer, small off white head. Mild fine carbonation in the smooth and semi dry palate. A little malt cream. Fairly intense orange and a nice kick from the pepper. Touch of lemon. Semi dry finish. Hides the abv well. Black pepper heat linger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (878) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
16oz can. Pours a bright clear orange with a white head and a lot of bubbles. Aroma is crisp, with a lot of citrus, malt, yeast, and a hint of spice. Taste has a lot of orange peel, yeast, malt, and a peppercorn bite that stays. Lingering sharp orange. Nice saison.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2012
16oz can picked up at the brewpub. Pours a hazed, golden-orange colored body with a thin, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is pretty fruity with lots of orange zest, lemons, and apple-esters with some sweet bready malts, light peppercorn notes, and yeast. Flavor is sweet and spicy with a good amount of citrus peel and orange zest. Sweet bready malts with more apple-esters, yeast, and lighter peppercorns. Finishes mostly dry with lots of fruits, a light spicing, and some sweet malts. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, this is pretty messy and really just not my thing. Definitely not a fan of these "Imperial" Saisons. Sweet, fruity, too estery, and sloppy with the spicing. Not bad, but not very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
16 ounce can courtesy of northernbrews. Thanks! Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bready malts and big spice notes, including pepper and the citrus peel, as well as big citrus and stone fruit notes. The taste is bready malts, stone fruits, citrus, lemongrass and faint pepper. Medium-full bodied, slight heat. Nice beer. EDIT:: I’m glad I got this rating in before Sandy knocks out my power! Phew!


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