Unplugged Imperial Saison - New Glarus Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Dave for the quick beer swap yesterday!
Poured the single into a Duvel tulip. There was about a finger of white foam that started to lace, but it didn't really stick, save for a few little spots. A swirl brought the foam right back into action. The color was nice, a bright sunset orange with good clarity. Peaches and hefe banana in the nose, with a light sweetness and mild spice. Grains of paradise are listed on the label, so that could be the spicy element.
Smooth wheaty feel, much like the Imperial Weizen & Crack'd Wheat. Much more fruity flavor, with big peach and mild lemon tartness. The more I sip, the more I dig it...definitely growing on me. Very mild hop presence in the aftertaste, the label mentions Styrian Goldings. Somewhat phenolic, with a juicy initial feel that dries out in the end. The tart bite melds well with the fruit element.
Another solid one-off from New Glarus...
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2009 01:43:25 | More by emerge077
4.08/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Label Description = "Our Imperial Saison captured a bold celebratory shout of apricot and peach in a bottle. Both bright and bold this is a lively truly living beer. Bottle conditioned with rare Belgian yeast and soured to illuminate its copper hued body. Ginger and Grains of Paradise promiscuously dance with Styrian Golding hops. Wipe winter from your brow and enjoy now or attempt to resist its siren song and lay down in your cellar."
A- Crystal clear gold with a huge fluffy white head on the top. huge retention.
S- very fruity, fits the description of peach and apricot character. light grainy malt character.
T- very smooth malty character. golden maltiness. very smooth only a touch of sourness in it so far. has a more subtle fruit characteristics than i would have guessed from the label however on top of the maltiness it is the major flavors. s
M- very high carbonation. constant effervescence in the glass. crisp with a finishing sour character.
D- very smooth and tasty and goes down smooth. ill have to save a few more of these for seeing how the sour character develops.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2009 22:26:51 | More by Atron67
Unplugged Imperial Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.