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New Glarus Unplugged Imperial Saison

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Our Imperial Saison captured a bold celebratory shout of apricot and peach in a bottle. Both bright and bold this is a lively truly living beer. Bottle conditioned with rare Belgian yeast and soured to illuminate its copper hued body. Ginger and Grains of Paradise promiscuously dance with Styrian Golding hops. Wipe winter from your brow and enjoy now or attempt to resist its siren song and lay down in your cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (880) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 9, 2013
Hazy orange/ goldan color with a big white bubbly head. Aroma is deep spicy and some alcohol/ orange marmalade notes. Flavor is strong phenolics with alocholic notes, some sourness and lemon. Medium/ full palate, warming with a dry finish. Complex but a little bit confusing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ "Det er meget mørkt i Ulfborg", November 2012. Pours cloudy dark golden with a small white head. Nose is sweet orange fruit and alcohol. Some fruity hops. Full bodied. Quite heavy and warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11965) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Unclear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, hop and spices. Flavour is malt, yeast, fruit, little sour, little lemon, little acid, hop, little sweet, little bitter with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (1546) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Rødgylden klar skum ingen Bær,sur frugt vinøs tømmer gær alc Bitter lidt sød modrat Flad livlig 16/11-12@ F1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4006) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle shared by Bobbo a while back, during one of my non-rating phases. I have to admit I was a little bit disappointed that one of my favorite American brewers is making an imperial saison. Why not just make a regular gravity saison? Oh well. More gravity seems to increase the estery and sweetness in saisons and this is no different. Some light tart lemon, grassy and herbal notes, sweet melon, some light apple, banana esters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (17079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
24th May 2010
Hazy amber beer. Thick white head. The head is quite orange and lemon sherbet. Dry palate. Very tart fruit (but not quite sour). Orange and lemon in abundance, enough to make you blink. Even malt base. Undertone of banana. An odd beer and I don’t think it will define the ’Imperial Saison’ style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
355mL thanks to CaptainCougar. Muddy good pour. Weak head formation. White bubbles. Nose is yellow apple pie with esters, mint, cinnamon. Taste is yeasty, tart, yellow apples. Tangy. Sharper. Not really saison. Maybe abbey Tripel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Murky golden with a small white head. Apple cider, nectar fruits, hints of off funk. Very weird and not the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11888) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
12oz, thanks CaptainCougar. Small off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy, berry. Taste is moderately sweet, melon/strawberry, light spicy. Medium body, low carbonation, alcohol well-contained. Not particularly saisonish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (660) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Yeasty, slightly sour, and somewhat peppery/spicy on the nose. Appearance is a dirty copper with a bold head leaving nice lacing. Taste is unique...some fruit hits up front (apricot?) before it turns spicy and finishes with a glaring tartness...a puzzling sipper. Something in the finish is a bit odd to be completely honest...nothing unintended (or at least I don’t think) but its just peculiar. Palate starts bold, and finishes a bit thin. as this warmed, the sour character came through and made it a more appealing, yet slow, drink. This has had about 2.5 years in the cellar, and I honestly can’t remember trying it fresh, but this is a very unique brew from NG...but far from my favorite offering by Mr Carey

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