Unplugged Imperial Saison - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by bevenson:
4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass.
A - Deep gold to copper and clear. Very strong off white head that fills half the glass and takes several minutes to settle down. I had to wait for the head to settle down before pouring the last 1/4 of the beer.
S - Sweet candy aroma followed by a slight grassiness and alcohol. Sweetness and alcohol overwhelm other aromas.
T - Sweet candy flavor up front with a light hop bitterness. Has a moderate grassy hop flavor and a toasty/grainy malt flavor. A sherry flavor is starting to develop from age, which is a nice addition to the beer. There's a little spiciness from the yeast, but not as many yeast derived esters as I expected from a saison.
M - Light bodied with less carbonation apparent in feel than expected from the massive foam. Even though it has a sweet flavor, it has a dry, refreshing finish.
D - A very good saison, but not as good as Saison Dupont. Still, it's a very enjoyable beer that I was happy to have a chance to try.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2010 01:20:42 | More by bevenson
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4.23/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle shared by Sammy, 12oz into a tulip - 2009 vintage.
Hazy orange brown, with a white head. Moderate retention and mild lace. Nose has huge berry notes, red grapes, yeast, some berry pie and a just a ton of fruit character all around. Taste has more berries and cherries, yeast character, some bready and crusty character, and just delicious fruits - almost like a berry pie. Medium feel, no alcohol. Has held up exceptionally well for 3 years on this, further asserts New Glarus as one of my favourite breweries going.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2012 20:16:57 | More by liamt07
Unplugged Imperial Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.