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Solar Trans Amplifier - Epic Ales

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RedDiamond on 02-23-2010

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3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Light copper with little to no head or lace, possibly due to age. Minimal carbonation. Aroma had me thinking Belgian, honey, cloves, very little grain. Flavor is nothing like the aroma. The camomile and sugars combine well, making for a flowery, somewhat earthy flavor. Slight sourness. and a surprisingly bitter finish. Should have tried this when I first bought it.

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3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a medium gold color, much darker than a typical Wit, but a very nice color. There was about 1/4 inch of white head that had moderate retention and light lacing.

There was a nice base grain scent, a bit of yeast, and the Chamomile was solidly notable. The ginger was barely apparent in the nose, but had a brighter presence on the palate. The rest of the flavors were fairly close to the scents, and surprisingly didn't clash.

The body was decently medium, had a fair bit of effervescence, and a nice dry finish. Drinkability was good, depending on how you like the spices. Overall, a pretty nice little beer that's not going to be for everyone, but it's worth a shot if you see it.

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

thanks to Lazerlobe for the bottle, batch 4

a: heavy thick creamy yellow body, bottle starts gushing as soon as the cap is pryed off. three inches of bright white thick creamy head settles to a very thin cap of tight knit bubbles.

s: wheat, yeast, sourness, light ginger and camomille.

t: sour dough bread comes to mind, lucky for me i like it. subtle flowery presence that is quickly overpowered by the sour/tartness of it. yeast seems to be balanced out better in the taste than on the nose.

m: thick and chewy, maybe a tad much on the carbonation. tartness lingers on the tongue with a dry finish.

o: at first smell i didn't think i was gonna like this, but after a couple of sips it is really growing on me. not sure i would seek it out but really happy to of had the chance to try it. thanks again lazerlobe!

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: earlier.
Batch 1
ABV %6

Pours a nice copper ale with little carbonation character. Smells strait ginger with lots of yeast and the chamomile sweetens it a bit. There's a PixieStik character. I think I like the smell. Tastes of soap and ginger and lemongrass and limes, and lots sour. The ladies around me are starting to dislike it, not me. This is really tasty. Thin with hi carb and a nice puckering finish. I like this beer. They think there is a metallic character, but I'm not catching that.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber. No date. Served in a lowball. Picked up on recommendation at Malt & Vine during a Seattle visit.

Pours a hazy unfiltered golden orange. Small light beige head. Mild lacing.

Ginger is predominant in the nose, spicy perfume as well. Can't pick out much in the way of malt, and hops must be contributing to floral and perfumy notes.

Surprising tartness in the initial flavor. Sweet and sour blossoms in the middle. Spicy and peppery. A touch of what I can only describe as hand lotion, I suppose that's the camomile. Long lingering sour and bitter aftertaste. Reminds me a bit of a RR sour.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Quite effervescent and refreshing on the palate.

I was told Epic Ales brews some unique beers, and as my first offering from them, this one does not disappoint. A great refreshing beer for a warm late-summer day.

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3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Thanks to pranaferox for the cool extra.

A: Hazy burnished yellow with a frothy white head.

S: Camomile, cinnamon, and ginger. Lots of apple and pear. Reminds me of cinnamon apple pie. Notes of gingerbread.

T: Tastes like camomile tea with ginger and apple. No astringency. Slightly spicy with a strong gingerbread profile as well as nutmeg. Reminiscent of cinnamon applesauce with a finishing spiciness.

M: Lower medium body with upper moderate carbonation. Sticky and smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: An interesting and surprisingly enjoyable beer. 

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Solar Trans Amplifier from Epic Ales
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.