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New Glarus Unplugged Imperial Saison

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RATINGS: 272   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10645) - 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.

2.6
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice amber color. A bit dark for a normal saison, but what the hell--this one is from Wisconsin. Nose brings forward some really nice characteristics with a bit of light malt plus some earth, caramel, light fruits, and some mild hay. The flavor is a bit sweet and not nearly as dry as many saisons. Good fruit notes and nice malt. Medium body with good carbonation. This was quite the tasty brew and I’m disappointed that I finally ran out of these; hopefully it gets brewed again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-29-2010

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
Sehr bananiger Geruch, der in Teilen schon übertrieben und künstlich süß wirkt. Im Antrunk kommt dies weniger stark vor, dennoch ist die Bananigkeit als zu stark einzustufen. Daneben ist das Bier natürlich deutlich hefig, leicht sauer. Wenig nach Zitrusfrucht. Danach bietet das Bier weniger und klingt bereits früh ab. Ziemlich hefig-bananiger Abgang. 10/8/7/8/11/8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2566) - California, USA - APR 22, 2011
22 April 2011, bottle w/ cgarvieuk. med dark yellow with some tan in it. great nose. alcohol and apricots. like a barley wine but apricots instead of raisins. med body and moderately fizzy. big alcohol and apricots. some yeast in the background and some dry cologne (?). really interesting. i like this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2011
Bottle at home .... light dark amber ... soft sweet honeyed fruits ... light fizzy ... sweet juicy fruits ... apricot ... light toffee ... some lemon ... ligth sourness

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours a dark gold with a little orange. It has crazy carbonation bringing about a finger off-white head that has great retention and lacing. The head itself is nice and creamy. The aroma is pretty light, smells like any other saison. The tatse is awesome, not at all what I was expecting and not at all like a saison. It starts out pretty sweet, actually is a little sour and finishes better, very complex. The feel is ok, decent drinkability. Probably, one of my favorite saison’s, mostly because it doesn’t taste like one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle in Iowa City hotel. Hazy orange body with a big orangish white head. Spicy, yeasty, apricot, wild Belgian ale aroma. Sweet, yeasty, and quite fruity that’s somewhat spicy and a light sourness with hints of peach and other light fruits. Sweet, yeasty finish. Not a traditional saison but a tasty, somewhat fruity Belgian ale nonetheless.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to jjfoodie. Murky orangish brown colored brew, fizzy off-white head. Boozy aroma, smells of peaches and bubblegum. Flavor is doughy, estery yeast, and more peach. Not bad - a tab on the hot side for under 9%.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5794) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Thanks John! .. . Pours a dark murky tan, big fizzy head that dies down completely .. . very sharp! the booze is so apparent.. . flavours of peach skin, yeast, and light fruit- with a boozy kick on every cringing sip .. . someone you really have to prime up to, a bit much for the first beer of the evening.. . So it turns out there’s life on other planets. Boy, this is really going to change the Miss Universe contest, you know what I mean?


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