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Unplugged Imperial Saison - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Unplugged Imperial SaisonUnplugged Imperial Saison

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

226 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 226
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 48
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Atron67 on 05-10-2009)
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BeerTruth

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4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another NG gem from flyingbison on TBS.

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy bronzed orange with an aggressive three finger slightly off-white head which seems to stay forever. Decent amount of stick, wonderful looking beer. Aroma is to die for. A sweet bouquet consisting of pear, apple, mango, and floral scents. Underneath that is the bready yeast body with a a good dose earthy hops. No booze in the nose and for an almost 9% abv beer, that's a big plus in my books. Flavor is very similar, but with a good amount of spice. Lots of pear flavors with some ginger, peach, and nectarine as well. The earthy hops and alcohol sting emerge in the end with a bit of warmth that lingers on the tongue. Light fluffy body with a crisp bite from the strong carbonation which leaves the tongue tingling. Interesting saison, I have a feeling some folks won't enjoy this because of the high abv, but the flavors are complex and enjoyable. Definitely looking forward to seeing what some age will do to this one. Thanks again Steve!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 01:27:30 | More by BeerTruth
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Unplugged Imperial Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.