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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   ABV: -
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This fuller bodied Imperial Saison transforms the Brightwater Saison into a bigger beast. They share the same yeast, but vary greatly in their overall make-up, with Megatron being, simply, more of everything. Galaxy hops provide out-of-this-world fruit aromas and flavors including peaches, apricot and mangos.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. The beer is transparent, appearing a dark golden color. Atop the beer rests nearly two inches of frothy, white head. Retention lasts a few moments, leaving some decent lacing on the glass as the head recedes. The aroma offers tea, herbal notes, hops, sweet malt. Some saison characteristics are there, but this is a bit off the beaten path for a saison. The flavor, while enjoyable enough, is also odd for the style. Buttery sweet malt with lingering lightly spiced tea. Floral hop presence throughout with just a hint of alcohol. The beer lacks any funk or yeast presence that makes this style so attractive. Sweetness escalates as I make my way through the beer. The feel is fairly light on the palate. Moderately low carbonation. Overall, this was ok. Easy enough to enjoy a pint, but a bit cloying beyond that. Unorthodox for the style, lacking some of my favorite saison characteristics. Worth a try. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 12-22-2011

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 13, 2011
tap at brewpub-pours lite orange with a small fizzy white head and some lacing. nose is kind of fruity-muddled citrus, lite colored fruit, like rose pedals in a sense. flavors are muddled citrus, spices, almost like a trippel lots of sweet apple and pear with a touch of peach flavors. this says there are alot of hops, well i didnt detect them. not really a farmhouse saison if you ask me. maybe im biased but im not a fan of heavily spiced saisons. This seems to be the case here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2011
6 oz draft pour at the brew pub in Lawrence, Kansas. Pour is a golden orange, mostly clear, with a white head. Aroma is sweet flower, grain, lemon citrus and a touch of honey sweetness. Taste starts of with a big sweetness - honey floral, some additional flowery dandelion, sweet orange fruit, and a touch of citrus peel buried under the sweet. Palate is medium bodied, slick mouth feel, and a long sweet grassy finish. This is well built, though too sweet for my personal preference.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Has it a few times at the brewpub. Imperial Saison it is. Sweet malt backbone and strong esters overtake what would be too much hoppiness for a Belgian to start with. Fruitiness from hops with mango and tropical esters explode in the aftertaste as well. Good in small doses, good thing I enjoy sweet Belgiany brews but I could see others hating this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5959) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 10, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear fruit like gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges slowly. Aroma was full of floral notes with a bit o light fruits and a slight backing of sweet grains and yeast. Flavor is sweet with flora and light fruits with a hint of grass and backing grain that come out in the finish.


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