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Unplugged Imperial Saison - New Glarus Brewing Company

Unplugged Imperial SaisonUnplugged Imperial Saison

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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%

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 marcpal:
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New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another fine bottle courtesy of Corey from the fine state of Minnesota in a recent trade. 12oz bottle poured into Weyerbacher tulip glass on a fine summer-work Friday.
Bottle Graphics: 5/10. Non-descript

A: Golden pale color with an enormous amount of head. The lacing is very nice and the bubbling is nonstop, literally.

S: Tartness of a good saison. Many saisons are imperial without calling themselves so and I think this is a good saison smell. A nice sparkling booziness with ripe fruits right up front including peach and pear.

T: Peach is the most direct of the fruits, some fresh cut apple earthiness. Dry like a good drink of the style should be that shows off the sweet tartneses. The abv is there but not annoying because it doesnt carry any of the sweetness.

Not exactly figuring out at first why this beer reminded me of Judge Smails in Caddyshack but eventually came to me: the carbonation and some taste of a peach flavored Fresca. Some sourness that finishes with the mildest of hops.

M: Dry and prickly, spritzy is the word that comes to mind. Completely clears out the palette after each sip. No change from cold to warm but tartness is the dominant.

D: Pretty fun to drink. I like a beer that is unique and very few saisons really grab a hold of me where I would ask for more but still give props to it for being well construed.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2009 20:00:53 | More by marcpal
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Unplugged Imperial Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
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