Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Saison
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Brewmasters Collection Special Reserve
Saison Imperiale was created as a bolder more flavorful interpretation of the style. This is a deep amber colored beer with active carbonation forming a large tan head. The beer is fermented with two yeasts - the traditional ale yeast Sacchoromyces along with a light touch of the lambic-like Brettanomyces yeast, yielding a mild earthiness sometimes referred to as "farmhouse character." On the palate the yeasts and hops initially combine for fruity and spicy notes, followed by a semi-sweet caramel medium bodied depth and richness from the malt. A truly unique saison experience.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 28, 2010
pretty nice Saison, but there are a lot better ones out there. Aroma is hay with some light apple elements. Appearance is a light amber with a white head and nice lacing. Taste is vanilla and apple. Palate is dry but a bit creamy. A decent saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KevinReddirt (140) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2017
I consider myself more of a quadrupel or a dubbel fan but this is pretty fine. I opened the 750 ml. bottle and poured a distinctive orange-amber body into a tulip glass. The well developed white foam stayed a long, long time.I could see strong carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass.The scent is fruity, maybe white grapes, and a slightly floral caste.I get a taste of a yellow plum sweetness, dough and a touch of yeast. Only slightly bitter as a follow I think this would be a good summer brew served at a fairly cold temp. Best Saison I have tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10213) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at WTWBA 2015 in Minneapolis. Hazy reddish orange / amber pour. Earthy with sweet caramel. Okay for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1813) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Just aight. Poured very well with a thick off white head. Murky Amber in color. Clove, coriander and pepper on the nose. Decent flavor, bananas, more clove, notes of sweet molasses, even some bubblegum. Needs more gusto in the finish than what it had. It left me wanting more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seehaferb23 (256) - - MAY 28, 2015
This was a nice beer to finish off the night. We definitely enjoyed this. Cheers from the Cannery Row Beer Club! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Had years ago while at BW. Kind of your classic all around saison. Great flavors, nothing over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (10077) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy amber/copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have funk, floral notes, hay, some fruity character, pale bready malts, interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BLADT (700) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle pour. Murky brown. Sherry, oak and sweet cherries. Taste follows. A little flat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (1434) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Slightly hazy amber, 1 finger off white head. Nose is bread and caramel. Bittersweet. Middle is yeast and mild dark fruit. finish is sweet and medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at BeerDig 2011 on 03/06/2011. Mostly clear copper body with a small tan head. Sweet fruit and light spice aroma. Sweet sugary fruit flavor with belgian spice. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle sampled at Pauls housewarming tasting 2013. Pours a clear amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is grain, yeast, caramel malts and light dust. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of rich caramel malt, yeast, wheat, light funk, musk and lots of grain.

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