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Unplugged Imperial Saison - New Glarus Brewing Company

Unplugged Imperial SaisonUnplugged Imperial Saison

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

223 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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Ratings: 223 | Reviews: 187 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by newk340:
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newk340

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: opaque golden amber, thick head that leaves spotty lacing.

S: hints of citrus and light fruits abound, peaches, apricots, spices, and coriander.

T: while the aroma was strong, the taste was very subdued, light in fruit flavors that quickly dissipated, floral finish.

MF/D: highly carbonated that has a crisp finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 19:24:33 | More by newk340
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Unplugged Imperial Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.