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Sour Apple Saison - Epic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sour Apple SaisonSour Apple Saison

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136 Reviews

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Reviews: 136
Hads: 449
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 27.81%
Wants: 31
Gots: 53 | 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:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 06-12-2010

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!
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Reviews by Hojaminbag:
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sour-Apple Saison has a bright, golden-yellow colored body. The off-white head is large but disappears quickly. A little bit of lacing remains.

The aroma has a lot of tart apple to it, with some light sweetness and some spiciness behind it.

The strongest component of the flavor is a some-what syrupy flavored green apple. It isn't necessarily unpleasant, but it does taste artificial. I'm not sure that it actually is artificial, but it does taste a little bit like that. The malt base is very sweet with a lot of bread, and the yeast adds a lot of fruit on its own. A good amount of phenols come through also.

The body doesn't feel too much like a saison, more like a Belgian Pale. It's a little bit heavy, and it lacks the explosive carbonation that really good saisons always have. With “saison” in the name, that is a little bit of a problem.

I do like this one better than Brainless on peaches, but so far Epic's fruited beer aren't my thing.

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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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Photo of flowbee
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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Photo of JamesStreet
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

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%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.