Unplugged Imperial Saison | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Unplugged Imperial SaisonUnplugged Imperial Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Atron67 on 05-10-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
235
Reviews:
188
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From notes dated 2/21/10.

Well time in the cellar hasn't hurt the carbonation level in this one al all. I get nearly four fingers of rocky off white bubbles with ease. Bubbles crackle quickly and fade leaving dots of lace behind. Body is a murky haze of orange like a sunset into the sea. Nose is full of powdery fruit tones and soapy yeast notes, this is a very nice fragrance all together. Slightly tart but wonderfully fruity is what you get with first sip. This isn't big sour like most wild ales but rather the fruit tone really shinning. The yeast lengthens this fresh fruit feel all along the palate. Really just juicy and delicious. On the end of the palate is a nice soft dryness and slight hop presence that really bring perfect balance. Mouthfeel is just right like eating a peach. New Glares really should make this one again, it is a superb and wonderfully drinkable Saison.

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3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Unplugged Imperial Saison from New Glarus Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 235 ratings.
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