Zaison Imperial Saison Ale - Brewery Vivant
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Ratings: 130 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Etan:
3.81/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz can into a tulip.
A: Pours a glowing golden-orange with a thick white head.
S: Heavy yeast, orange peel, sweet pale malt in the nose. Very citrusy.
T: Taste brings more bright orange and lemon zest notes, cakey maltiness, some mild stone fruit esters, tart edge. The peppercorns are subtle but provide a bit of spicy warmth on the palate.
M: Medium-bodied with light yet crisp carbonation.
O: Not bad. I wouldn't mind drinking this every once in a while.
Serving type: can
05-17-2013 04:54:23 | More by Etan
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a two-finger foamy white head.
S - Yeast, orange peel, and light sweet malts.
T - Taste is sweet juicy orange juice mixed with the bitterness from the orange peel. Finish has a nice yeast flavor and a lingering bite from the peppercorns.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish.
O - This was a nice surprise. Could have used a little more carbonation, but still rather good.
Serving type: can
06-13-2014 02:34:00 | More by TreyIsWilson
3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: light straw yellow color. two fingers of a white head that fade pretty quickly and leaves just about nothing behind. hazy and nearly opaque.
Smell: agave and citrus. pepper, some yeasty qualities.
Taste: opens with a little bit of agave, some pepper and spicy yeast. back end is full of orange and bitter citrus.
Mouthfeel: medium to heavy. pretty strong dryness. some lingering bitterness.
Overall: a pretty good offering from Vivant but misses some of the qualities that I enjoy in a saison. worth a try but I don't think Ill be visiting it again too soon.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2014 00:30:08 | More by SportsandJorts
Zaison Imperial Saison Ale from Brewery Vivant
82 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.