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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (2932) - 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 (2885) - 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 (4794) - 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 (4069) - 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 (565) - 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 (22) - - 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 (18127) - , 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 (899) - 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.


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