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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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Reviews by dancinwillie:
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dancinwillie

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super active pour, I should have known better. I only decanted around half so far, but it's lovely! Huge fluffy white head, with lemon yellow highlights. Dark peach colored liquid, and little geysers of carbonation are being released very rapidly.

Lemon is the first scent I pick up on. Also a light grassy note. I think another B.A. described it as champagne. I agree with that completely. Reminds me a bit of their Berliner Weiss, which I had earlier this evening.

My first drink is pretty tart up front, and very fruity. Pit fruits, peach and nectarine mainly, Although it almost has a plum-like quality about it. I had tried this beer right when it came out, and thought it was just decent. I should never have doubted New Glarus. It's damn tasty. I could have been drinking this for a few months. Damn. Oh well.
Some strong lemon and honey flavor, and a tiny taste of black pepper. Decently bitter, just enough to keep the flavor from tipping.

Medium to full bodied. Maybe just full bodied for the style. Sweet tart finish, and long. A little dry, but I think it could stand to be a little dryer. Small thing though really.

Drinkability level high. Feeling a bit of the alcohol and am about 2/3 into this glass. But this was the right beer for today, and it's definitely a crutch that keeps me up, while I pine for the awesomeness that was the Imperial Weizen. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 02:55:01 | More by dancinwillie
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Unplugged Imperial Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.