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Unplugged Imperial Saison - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 49
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: Atron67 on 05-10-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of dukedevil0
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4-pack at Woodman's in Kenosha, WI.

A: Pours an only slightly hazy (hazy isn't even a good word because this is clearer than that) golden yellowish color with tons of white head that reduces down to a small amount of bubbles and leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass.

S: scents of light banana, yeast, bread

T: similar to the smell but way more intense in the flavor - banana, yeast, bread, lemon, slight alcohol tinge, some spicy aspects in there too

M: very full bodied, which really pushes this into the creamy zone for me with a big amount of carbonation...it really fits well in this beer

D: i do like the flavor, although it is somewhat intense (as to be expected for an imperial though so whatever) and there is an alcohol flavor in there as well that knocks the easy to drink factor down some

Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
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...

Photo of Atron67
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.

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Unplugged Imperial Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.