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Sour Apple Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

290 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 290
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.43%


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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. 7.9% abv, Release #27

A: Straw colored body, slightly hazy. White colored head builds fast and quickly recedes to a thin film of tight bubble son the surface, with a white ring and lacing on the glass.

S: Belgian yeast scents abound on the nose: white pepper, cloves, lemongrass, and a hint of green apples.

T: Follows the nose. Slightly malty up front with a quick transition to the yeast flavors of spices, pepper and cloves, that hold all the way through to the finish. The apples are more notable in the flavor than aroma, but not excessive. Finishes clean, with minimal after taste.

M: Light body, with a gentle carbonation. Body is dry. The tartness of the apples is present but again the apple character is not overwhelming.

O: If you never read the label, you'd think this was just a high-quality saison, with a slightly more fruity character. The apple character is definitive, but not overwhelming. It complements and enhances a very high-quality example of a great style. Great beer, maybe even greater because it comes in such small batches you have no choice but to savor every sip.

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22 oz bottle poured into a tulip.
8.4%, Release #30

A - Faint haze forms through the pale yellow beer as it's tight stark white head fizzles out to a ring of bubbles below a dotted ring of thin lacing.

S - Super dry classic Belgian saison yeast billows from the glass with extremely potent clay, white pepper, and lemongrass spiciness. Notes of clove, a drop of lemon oil citrus, and the faintest hint of Granny Smith apple skin pokes through to round out the beer but for being named Sour Apple Saison, there's not much sour apple there.

T - Almost a direct copy of the aroma, Sour Apple Saison's flavor is spice heavy with a clear focus on the Belgian yeast with little of the sour apple emerging through the spice. Lemongrass citrus and a peppery kick overtake the faint notes of green apple skin.

M - Light effervescence prickles the tongue gently while it's light and very dry, moisture-robbing body finishes with a slightly hard feel. A big gulp reveals a little more green apple tartness like taking a big bite from a fresh, chilled Granny Smith as this beer doesn't even remotely express it's higher alcohol content.

O - The name had me overly excited for this mash-up of sorts and while Epic has crafted a wonderful Belgian-style saison, it's far from the sour apple proclaimed on the label. So much so, in fact, that had this beer just been labeled a saison, sour apple may not have even crossed my mind. It's a very good beer but it's title creates false expectations.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 16:52:09 | More by BeerFMAndy
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.