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New Glarus Unplugged Imperial Saison

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RATINGS: 270   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
12 oz bottle. Cloudy golden pour with white head and some retention. Nose & taste of yeast, hay, pale malts, light fruit, and soap. Some barnyard funk but not enough for my tasted ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pours a very dark golden orange color with a frothy two finger white head that slowly settles into a thin crown. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind. Slightly earthy aroma with some funky saison yeast countered by some zesty spice, bread, alcohol and light fruit. Subtle grassy barnyard character with hints of apple, pear and peach balancing things out. Creamy medi body with tight carbonation and a heavy spice presence up front. Hintsnof pepper, clove and and coriander followed by estery fruits, bread and alcohol. Well balanced and complex with a dry finish. Slightly tart with hints of apple, pear and light grapes with a touch of earthy hops toward the end of the palate. refreshing and deceptively drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1111) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2011
12oz bottle, purchased at Discount Liquor a while ago. Pours a bright orange color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, lemon, maybe some orange or peach, some yeast. Medium body on the palate with average carbonation. Taste is a little sweet, a little bitter, with flavors of citrus, lemon, Bread, yeast, with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Deep orangish amber, hazy, large fizzy off-white head, spotty lacing.   I get this odd Banana Laffy Taffy nose... while not a big fan of Laffy Taffy, I find the aroma intriguing.   Fruity, sweet, malty, and also with a fleeting bit of that Banana Laffy Taffy.   Warming, but not alcoholic.   Not floral or really barnish.   Has more of an Ameican Triple like breadiness that emerges.   Unique, and very interesting.   Bubbley on the tongue, also tart.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Would probably feel heavier if it were for the bubbliness of it.   Finish has a bit of soapiness to it, but it doesnt detract much.   This one was an interesting one becuase it didnt have the big barnish/floral aspects one would associate with the style.   However, given its an Imperial example... who knows what that exactly means.   As is, good, unique, and worthy of having again.   I take that back, there is a bit of floral aspect there... shallow, but its there.   Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 16, 2011
12oz bottle
A: tart green apples, sweet caramel malts, hints of peach
T:peach, caramel, tart apple
This beer was a bit hot with alcohol. It does finish sweet, it feels like a fall beer not spring/summer beer. Overall I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoePeesie (854) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
a bit to sweet for my liking for a saison. Pours an bright yellow with a fizzy white head that fades quickly. sweet summer fruit nose and taste with a touch of hay. Not a crisp and sharp as I thought it should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
(12oz bottle) clearish gold with creamy lasting tan head. Nose of sweet apricot, honey, and a bit of wet wood. Taste of apricot, very spicy, alcohol, coriander and a syrupy sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish fruity and slightly sour spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity spicy sour yeasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden-orange color with a rather large white head. S: Lemon zest is the most prominent aroma on this beer. It’s got an almost lemon drop candy aroma to it with all the sugary sweetness. Some yeast and a light spiciness with some oranges. T: The flavor is pretty much exactly the same as lemon drop candies. Sweet sugar and more sugar with a bit of malt. A little bit of yeast and spice esters in there as well as some grass/straw. M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation. O: A pretty decent beer, but the sweetness was a little much for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Aroma is caramel and sweet, with a weird spicy yeast note. Flavor is very upfront acidic, with notes of citrus and weird spicy hops. Earthy finish but an inappropriate malt center.

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