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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1595) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Hazy yellow orange pour. Small white head. Yeasty, citrusy and spicey...a lovely and strong taste profile with similar notes in the flavor with a little bit of a bite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange with slight amber hue, medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma of bread, yeast, citrus, orange, and spices. Flavor matches well and finishes with a slight alcohol warmth and a bit more tartness than I was expecting from trying some of their other saisons. Very solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque (530) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours deep gold and clear. Flavor is fairly light and malty with just a hint of spice. Peppery and malty finish - for some reason this reminded me of an amped up Stroh’s for what it’s worth.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Thanks to my parents for picking up this can. Pours a golden-orange color with a good white head and some lacing. The nose carries some peppercorn and a bit of citrus. Some alcohol present. Earthy as well. A bit too mixed and muddled. Flavor has spice and citrus. Again, too much going on without being integrated. Medium body with spice and some alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (865) - 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 (1129) - Northville, 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 (2054) - 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 (8251) - 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 (2693) - 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.


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