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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Pours an orangish yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose and taste are a bit tart and wild with out being puckering or sour. A bit of grass & hay but I think the yeast dominates this brew. Not something I’d seek out again fresh. Tossed 2 cans in the cellar for kicks and giggles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1081) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2012
16 oz can. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Yeasty clove aroma, maybe leaning a bit herbal. Yeasty cloves in the flavor too, but more complex, red apple hinting at red grape, slightly tart with a bretty hint and biscuit. Very slight sweetness, finishing dry. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1861) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 Pours a mostly clear bright orange color with very little head. Belgian yeast aroma with some fruity esters and spicy peppercorns. Taste is slightly sweet at first but quickly turns tart. Lots of spiciness and fruitiness balances the Belgian yeast taste. Not usually a fan of saisons but I really like this one. Definitely worth checking out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Can, pours hazy honey w/ foamy head, aroma is citrus zest, some funk and spice, flavor is pleasing mid malt up front but followed by an unpleasant citrus pith on finish, I wanted more out of this beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
This beer pours a hazy amber-gold color with a medium thin white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit and spices. Medium body with flavors of yeast, off funky fruit and spices. The finish is fruity with a peppery aftertaste. Interesting concept but seems disjointed in the execution.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2468) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2012
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of lemon, apple, grape, pepper, clove, bread, orange zest, grass, wet hay, slight funk, and yeast spiciness. Some nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of lemon, pepper, grape, apple, apricot, clove, coriander, bread, grass, hay, tart earthiness, light funk, and yeast spiciness. Tart spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, grape, apple, pepper, hay, clove, coriander, earth, and tart fruitiness on the finish for a good bit. Some pretty good flavor balance; but there is a bit too much bready earthiness for my liking. Flavors are minimally cloying, and are not an issue with enjoying this one slowly. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Pretty easy to sip on at 9%, with only a slight alcohol warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial saison. Some nice flavor complexity; and quite smooth for such a big beer. Enjoyable stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Cloudy bronze color with medium head. Excellent, full body. Taste was some sour and some pepper---with a bit too much alcohol. Best that I have had from this brewery!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Can: The aroma consists of lemon, apple, pepper, and some light orange peel. It pours a cloudy dull golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of apple. The finish has lots of orange peel, lemon, pepper, and hints of bandaid. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Can. Cloudy orange with full off white head. Nice flowery smell. Some strong sweet orange taste. The peel gives it a bit of bitterness. Wish I could taste the peppercorn more. I don't like saisons but this is the best one I've had yet. Perfect for 11 am on vacation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (381) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2012
16oz can...Outstanding rendition of a really big Saison. Complex sour flavor with a bit of alcohol hotness and bitter orange. Reminds me of one of the fantastic offerings from the Jolly Pumpkin. Well done...


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