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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

130 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.43%
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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Reviews by pschul4:
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pschul4

Illinois

1.93/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A- Leaving it in the can because whalesbro

S- Interesting nose. Sweet notes, alcoho notes, malt in there a little bit, sour and funk a little too

T- I hate to say it but this is BAD. I might pour it out to see if that helps it at all but at the moment this is going to be drain poured. Abrasive vegital sour note that overtakes all else

___

Okay start over, pouring this into my Great Lakes snifter (numeric score reflects this time around)

A- Pours a slightly dark orange with a white head that completely dissapears

S- Nose s te same, maybe a bit more pungent

T- Improved over drinking from the can but still not good. More vegital notes with some sweetness and funk flavors. Something is really wrong here though

M- Totally still, no carbonation whatsoever

O- Maybe this was a bad can but this really sucked.

Serving type: can

10-16-2012 00:58:47 | More by pschul4
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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.

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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.

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Zaison Imperial Saison Ale from Brewery Vivant
82 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.