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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.


3.7
   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
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Tap sample at MBGSF 2011. Poured a hazy orange color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate ground pepper, fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy pepper, sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy spicy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. I would recommend this to a friend.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
A hazed blonde to orange juice colour with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity major with orange and light sulfur, light pine needles. In mouth, a sweet orange pulp with ginger, coriander, light maple, interesting. On tap at emporium.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10501) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Gold pour, white head. Yeasty aroma, peppercorns, light caramel malt. Flavor is smooth, yeast, peppercorns, coriander, oranges.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
16oz can. Poured a lightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of yeast, citrus, and spices. Tastes of citrus, orange zest, and some fruitiness. Alcohol content hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9438) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (9172) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
This one tastes like grapefruit juice. Decent bitterness, sweet but nowhere near 9% sweet. Alcohol is well-hidden. A great surprise.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8739) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2013
16 fl oz can thanks to Ryan (not on ratebeer) who brought it from MI to Sweden. Sampled on October 22, 2013.
Didn’t find a BB date on the can.
Clear pale golden color, fluffy lasting off-white head. Salty, vinous, acidic, alcohol, spicy taste. Medium mouthfeel, to the full side, medium low bitterness. Spicy, orange, alcohol, sweet aftertaste. Sweet, spicy, alcohol, acidic scent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8606) - 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.


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