Unplugged Imperial Saison - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by everetends:
4/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Stoked to give this beer a go. I have to thank kpruim01 for sending this my way with incredible generousity. Served up in a snifter.
A: Pours golden yellow to orange like copper, depends on where it is sitting in the glass and how much light is hitting it. Held to the light. Held to the light, we have more of the same going on in here. We have a bit more of the yellows coming out. The body is nice and hazy with a medium amount of carbonation moving around in here. The pour got me a little over a finger of white, foamy head. Falls to about half a finger and throws up some chunky lacing on the glass. Nice and sticky. This is a good looking brew.
S: The apricot is coming out nicely in this nose. Lots of clean apricot aromas coming out. Little bit of orange and tangerine making themselves known. Lots of fruit coming out in here. There is a bit of pepper kicking around in here with a touch of ginger. Really nice earthy hops coming across, nice and grassy. Little bit of yeast making itself known. Barnyard is nice and light, just a touch of wet hay and sweat in here. Really nice aromas.
T: Yet again we start out with a lot of fruit. Starts with a light, nice and fresh apricot flavor. Behind that some sour peach makes an appearance. Citrus rounds out the fruit with some orange and lemon and orange peel. A little bit of ginger bite along with some peppery spiciness as well, very tame though. The flavor doesn't hold much as far as barnyard flavors. A little bit of tartness might be covering up anything barnyard. All the sour that comes out is a bit grape like and comes in on the very backend. Just a touch of sour at the end but nothing crazy. Yeast is very light but also keeps on the backend as well.
M: Medium in body which has a nice slickness to it. ABV has a really big presence to it. Very not saison like. Huge amount of heat just sitting on the back of the throat and really warms you up. This is a beer to warm you in the winter (so says the label) so it is absolutely making that happen. Carbonation is a little prickly or it might be just before prickly. Aftertaste is that sour grape and a touch of residual peach.
D: This is a sipper for me which seems to be unlike other folks impressions. I am getting some serious heat and warmth out of this beer which is crazy because there is no booze in the aroma or flavor. Its a weird sensation. Still a very nice beer that has a lot of flavors kickin in here. We have fruity sweet, tart and sour all moving around in here. Very enjoyable and glad I had a shot at it. Tasty stuff.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2010 06:14:06 | More by everetends
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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
3.73/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy, deep amber with plenty foam that settles to a centimeter of persistent head with some sticky bits of lace left behind. Smell is very complex; tart and sweet charry aromas mingle with vanilla (oak?) and a slight trace of balsamic vinegar. Gets pleasantly tart as it warms up. Sweet and sour finish. Suprisingly more body than I expected. Gets fizzy after a bit and the head falls to a very thin collar. Would like this to be a little drier; it's a little too sweet. Remarkably drinkable considering it's strength.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2012 02:41:16 | More by marcobrau
Unplugged Imperial Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.