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Sour Apple Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

390 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 31
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sweet, yet dry and tart, apples spiced with coriander, grains of paradise, anise, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger. There is no wrong way to enjoy this Saison Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale!

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 06-12-2010)
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Ratings: 390 | Reviews: 126 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

a77cj7, Yesterday at 06:28 AM
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3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BrownAleMale, Tuesday at 04:48 AM
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

anvilx, Nov 14, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +14.8%

jmartinger, Nov 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

dseanv, Nov 10, 2014
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2.94/5  rDev -16.5%

Appearance - 2.5/5
Pours an extremely clear orange-yellow-gold. No head. Can see the carbonation rising up at a moderate rate. The beers clearness makes it looks almost like a cider to me, which I would say earns the beer negative points.

Smell - 2.5/5
Smells of beer and nutmeg. Smells like a pumpkin beer to me. Not what I want with this beer. Besides the nutmeg, there are subtle bready-spicy saison smells as well.

Taste - 2.5/5
Tastes of alcohol, nutmeg (not nearly as strong as the smell though...thank goodness). I am trying real hard to taste the 'sour apple', but the best I can taste is a vague fruity tartness. Overall, this beer is nothing special, doesn't taste like it advertises, and the taste overall is not very good.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Very smooth. Carbonation is fairly light. Light to medium in body. In between creamy and crisp. While the mouthfeel is nothing spectacular, considering all the low ratings for the rest of the beer, the mouthfeel is the best part.

Overall - 2.75/5
I was really expecting a lot more from this beer. I couldn't taste the sour apple at all, and there was the overpowering and seemingly out-of-place nutmeg flavor. There were really no good aspects to this beer. Not something I would ever get again, or ever recommend. This is my first that I can remember from Epic Brewing, and I will probably not be trying anything from them for a long time.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

mchegash, Nov 10, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

cjgiant, Nov 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

st9647v3, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

einman, Nov 02, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

mendvicdog, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

sgttibbs, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

mkf629, Oct 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Oct 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Ristaccia, Oct 26, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +23.9%

BJasny, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

TrojanRB, Oct 25, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Batch #45 poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip
A: Light golden color with a 1+ finger head that quickly settles
S: Green apple, a sour note, Belgian yeast and light malt
T: Sour green apple, Belgian yeast and light malt. LIke the nose. But each very individual, not integrated
M: Light-bodied, sour
O: This can't decide if it wants to be a cider or a beer. It has components of each, all of which are tasty but it just doesn't all fit into a coherent blend

ONUMello, Oct 18, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle split between a pair of large snifters. Release #41, SLC#1660. Can't read the code printed on the bottom.

Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head, not a great deal of carbonation. Smell is nice. Green apples, funk, greens, slight flower.

Taste is apple juice, tropical sour.

Mouthfeel is creamy and nice. Overall, pretty good.

snaotheus, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

CUBeerBuff, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

thereal_adam, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Arch578, Oct 04, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +37.5%

edwardsw, Oct 03, 2014
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Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.