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Zaison Imperial Saison Ale - Brewery Vivant

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Zaison Imperial Saison AleZaison Imperial Saison Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.39%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MichPaul on 05-12-2012)
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25%

05-28-2012 01:21:55 | More by JamnesCameron
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-22-2014 02:00:57 | More by DanGeo
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-20-2014 19:51:01 | More by thinwhiteduke
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRPunk for the BIF beer. Tasted 5 July 2014.

Pours a clear medium golden yellow. Two fingers of fuzzy white head, good retention and lacing.

Smell is powerfully citrusy. That's the prominent character - a sweet, juicy citrus presence. I don't get much funk or spice, despite what the can says.

Taste is odd for a saison. It's quite sweet, and very fruity. Almost like a shandy. Doesn't have the zip or the dryness I expect. Tasty enough, just a little weird.

Feel is good. Medium body, fizzy carbonation that reminds me (again) of a soda or shandy.

Good beer, like a jacked-up shandy or a very fruity saison. The citrus is too powerful for my tastes, making it hard for me to pick up on subtler elements.

Serving type: can

07-19-2014 22:59:32 | More by zeledonia
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can opened on 5.8.14

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a large light tan head that fades slowly.

S - Saison yeast, citrus orange, peppery.

T - Very orange and bright, a hint of pepper in the finish.

D - Light body with good carbonation.

O - Light and very orange heavy. Good stuff.

Serving type: can

07-17-2014 05:41:35 | More by HuskyinPDX
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-12-2014 17:47:58 | More by drbenderdo
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2014 21:20:55 | More by Buck_Jones
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-06-2014 00:59:07 | More by JohnathanColeman
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nate_nate_nate

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-04-2014 01:53:09 | More by nate_nate_nate
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CharlesAQ


4.5/5  rDev +25%

06-29-2014 22:06:35 | More by CharlesAQ
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ajz132

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2014 11:31:25 | More by ajz132
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tslake

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-24-2014 04:25:45 | More by tslake
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midlifec

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-21-2014 22:45:52 | More by midlifec
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-17-2014 17:50:54 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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TechBrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-16-2014 23:58:18 | More by TechBrew
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
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
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rspauldi

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-03-2014 23:50:41 | More by rspauldi
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jemarent

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-03-2014 17:38:22 | More by jemarent
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2014 14:01:57 | More by TheBeerDad
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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
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amalburg

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-26-2014 13:23:35 | More by amalburg
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-23-2014 20:39:11 | More by stortore
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-21-2014 01:39:31 | More by jduprey007
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-02-2014 15:42:31 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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Zaison Imperial Saison Ale from Brewery Vivant
82 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.