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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.

Doppelganger's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle, from the co-op in Viroqua, WI. Shiny orange pour, nice layer of milk-white head. Heavy fruit nose—papaya, ginger, bubblegum, a little raw earth. Peach fruit flavor, with some alcohol sweetness up front, (though pleasantly dry finishing) some garden mint and a general spicy character. Fairly delicate for the strength. A bit unfocused and noisy as it is now, but seems like the sort of thing that has lots of potential to gain interest with a couple of years on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"mostly yeast, fruit (apricot, peach) and a little funk in the aroma. bright orange with big fluffy white head. well carbonated and lively. flavors fruity as well, with a little tang to it. reminded me more of a BSA than any saison. a touch of warming alcohol lingers. less tart, getting lemony sour as it warms. overall nice n unique, maybe a little too much going on...like the oaked sour porter. good, not great."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11920) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle from Bu11zeye. Pours amber with a slight off-white head. Aroma is a little cooked caramel. With fruit. Med body or so. Flavor is a bit cooked caramel and some lightly sour fruit. Not quite dry. Malt tends to obscure a bit of earthiness. May be over age. Comes out finally like sucking a peach pit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7095) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours amber with an attractive beige head and a fruity aroma. There is also a fermented peach flavor with some strange spice and esters. Unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (7800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing... Probably a 4 year old bottle. Yeah, it’s tasting off... A bit of oxidization here up front. This is likely my only chance to try this, so may as well rate... Clear red orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose bits of lace. Lots of dark fruit, raisin in the nose. Raspberry preserves, fig. Get some of the apricot in the smell. Some oxidization up front, but that fades away pretty quickly, palate gets accustomed to it. There’s some good mild sour taste, lightly spicy, moderate bitter, light sweet taste. Dark fruit in the flavor, some interesting belgian yeast / spice character. Finishes with a sort of musty dry kind of papery flavor, but it doesn’t ruin the beer. There’s a lot to appreciate here still. It’s a very unique, interesting saison, that much is very clear. Just a light nice bit of heat on the back end. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Looking past the oxidization... It’s pretty solid, interesting stuff. A unique, enjoyable experience. Thanks, Brad, for the chance to try this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Extra in a trade. Pungent apricot and slight turned fruit. Super sweet, hard to finish. Old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Hazy orange/gold color with some spicy and citrus notes. Its a decent saison, but seen its better days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1984) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Refrigerated bottle poured into a sample glass. Pours translucent tawny with small off-white head. Taste is tart with some ginger. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3397) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with a white head of foam. . Tastes estery and fruity. Sweet and bready. Nice for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madbeerbaron (19) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
More tart than most saisons, sweet smell, orange-brown in color. Really enjoyed this as a beer buts its probably not the best example of a saison. Thanks to madvike for this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ Trade by madmitch76 ].Unclear - hazy medium orange colour, speaking, with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, oxidide, keller, moderate yeasty, riped fruit, alcohol - phenol, light pepper. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long to average duration, tart fruit, riped tart fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20121116]

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