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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pours a light golden color from the can. Has a small very white head that quickly dissipates. This beer does not get it tang from carbonation but black pepper. Rather flat and light but crisp. Light orange peel flavor. And this is one of the few American Saison’s that I have ever detected that great funkiness of European versions. The can says limited release. I hope they will make it again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2950) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2015
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma of honey, citrus, wheat. Taste is light tart, orange zest and citrus, followed by booze and honey sweet. Body is medium to rich and creamy smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5204) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Can: Nearly clear, golden-yellow with a thin white head. Sweet orange, sticky fruit scent. Taste is sweet. orange malt, mildly peppered...just a touch of alcohol presence....not very funky, but still, pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4447) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Farmhouse, Chicago tap: pours orange with a white head. Aroma is winey with some smells resembling a sour ale and the residue is funk. Taste is a little sweet. Nice and tangy in its own right. A bit on the sweet side for sure. Lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Can. Lactic lemon, peppercorn, and bready malt aroma. Medium yellow with small head. Sweet milky lemon, black pepper, and bready malt flavor. Light bitter herbal orange peel finish. Pleasant - strong pepper presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Can. Unintentional aging. An interesting sweetness with the age. That nice peppery quality when fresh mellows into an almost barleywine style sweetness with a year or more on it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3317) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Had this from the bar in Whole Foods in Ann Arbor, which is pretty cool feature. Fairly dry finish, high carbonation. Spicy aroma, fruits in the middle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pour out of 16 oz can, hazy golden orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of lemon, zest, lots of peppery notes into some pear, slight peach, hints of earth into a bit of grass, slight bready, biscuity notes. Taste was a mix of dough, yeast, spicy notes with pepper, some coriander into a bit of pear, white fruits, some bread, finishing slightly dry, slightly spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 27, 2014
16 ounce can thanks to Trent! It pours a hazy straw colour and brings a 1 finger head of foam. Lacing aplenty. My, I sure can smell the orange peel. Other spices, but no real funk showing up for me. Orange way up front in the taste too. It seems to bring some sweet and tart notes unless something else is doing the former or latter. A bit of pepper starts to show up after my 3rd sip. Tellicherry black peppercorns? Okay, I had to google that. Imparts floral and cherry flavours. ’splains a lot! Medium bodied, medium carbonation, it starts of with the orange and finishes with it. There’s not much heat from the alcohol or the peppercorns. It isn’t the easiest brew to drink but it’s enjoyable. I guess, my bottom line is...do "we" have to imperialize every style?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (1273) - - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Vivant. Pours a clear yellowish color. Aroma and taste are fruits with black pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Sampled on tap at the brewery. Nice tart aroma with wheat and citrus, mild herbal quality. Pepper. Hazy golden with thin head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts moderately acidic with funky tang. Mild wheat and pale malt sweetness. Tart-like funky finish with smooth after, light pepper and orange notes.

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