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Sour Apple Saison | Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good
138 Reviews
THE BROS
84
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
462
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
28.09%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
61
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Sour Apple SaisonSour Apple Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

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!

Added by Wasatch on 06-12-2010

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Reviews: 138 | Ratings: 462
Reviews by BilbosNuts:
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3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Release #12. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear straw yellow color with a moderate amount of carbonation bubble streams rising to the top. A small , rocky, white head dissipates quickly to a thin film across the top. Looks very clean but kind of unimpressive.

S: A blast of sour green apple is noticeable immediately after pouring. Belgian yeast and Belgian sugar come through prominently as well. A mild perfume, floral aroma comes through towards the finish.

T: Sour apple up front with significant typical Belgian characteristics at the finish. It has a spicy sort of finish with hints of black pepper.

M: Light bodied with a dry finish. There is minimal carbonation, but just enough to give a refreshing feel and finish.

O: I had high hopes for this one, but it left me a little disappointed. I guess I was expecting more sour apple than what I experienced. I'll have to try a fresher bottle to see if that makes a difference as this one is close to a year old.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Beaver13
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, release #3. Pours a very light hazy yellow with an extremely fizzy/active white head that bubbles and retains for a while.

The aroma is sweet malts and apple juice with some saison-type spices and a bit of funk.

The flavor is sweet apple juice balanced by some yeast funk with a dry slightly bitter champagne like finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, an interesting blend of apple juice and a saison. The saison qualities balance out the sweet apple surprisingly well. It's still a bit on the sweet side for me though.

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Photo of jonphilipp
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Jason
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber, no freshness date.

LOOK: Fizzy, very expressive carbonation, hazed yellow hue, good retention

SMELL: Coriander, all-spice, Italian Christmas cookies, green apple taffy, chalky yeast, gummy

TASTE: Very crisp, earthy, tart, estery, grainy, faintly medicinal, coriander, cinnamon, licorice, green apples, yeast, very dry

Very "in your face" type of beer, a Saison can do that on its own but Epic wanted to dial this one up to 11. Spiced to the hilt but not overbearing, tartness resets the palate with each sip and make me want to take another. A fun beer to sip.

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Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. This is one of 1,800 bottles produced according to the label.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of wheat, yeast, apples and some spices. The flavor is tart Granny Smith apples with a strong Belgian yeast note and some wheat and lighter malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Tart, green apples and saisons seem like a natural fit. I am surprised this was not tried sooner.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of ExNihilo
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into tulip.

A-Hazy golden straw color with a thin finger of head.

S-Strong crisp apple smell, when first poured smelled almost like fresh apple pie.

T-Like a saison with a hint of cider. Background notes of cinnamon, coriander and ginger.

M-Light body with and carbonation. No lingering taste as the beer progesses on your palate.

O-Very interesting saison. I probably wouldn't buy it again unless I had a taste for it.

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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Varkias41
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of KingEdward
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of marmstrong1212
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.