Sour Apple Saison - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by eclipse54:
3.88/5 rDev +9.9%
A 22 ounce bottle that my girlfriend brought to split with me. Batch #4, into a Deschutes tulip glass...
Pours a hazy (to the point of opaque) golden straw color with the faintest green tinge to it. A massive 4-finger head grows inside the tulip glass. It appears a very foamy pure white color, consisting of innumerable tiny white bubbles. Large outcroppings of these bubbles stick to the glass as the head slowly subsides; great retention. The nose is slightly underwhelming, consisting of the typical funky saison scent, straw, and a touch of apple. Typical saison tastes come forward first, yeast, srtaw, wheat, and some grasses. It's followed by a crisp bite of apple, but not so sour that it really makes you pucker. It finishes a touch dry, inviting you back for more. Overall, a refreshing twist on the standard saison that went well on this hot night.
08-19-2011 01:18:47 | More by eclipse54
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3.33/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
04-01-2011 04:59:15 | More by Beaver13
3.68/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
05-16-2012 02:25:45 | More by Jason
4.22/5 rDev +19.5%
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.
11-18-2010 05:34:21 | More by Mora2000
District of Columbia
3.38/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
10-15-2012 00:51:22 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
3/5 rDev -15%
Pours straw gold with 3 fingers of rich, rocky, thick head.
Smell is typical of the style, tropical fruit, coriander, hint of bubblegum.
Taste is on the slightly bitter side, but not offensive. Hints of sour apple (I'd certainly hope so in a sour apple beer), grass, and horseblanket come and go. There's a bit of alcohol warming goin on, something I've never experienced in saisons before, but not altogether unwelcomed.
Mouthfeel is nice and soothing, coats the palate, but light and airy enough to keep it intriguing.
Overall, a pleasant beer. Worth seeking out.
08-26-2011 22:20:10 | More by RocPorterFanatic
3.93/5 rDev +11.3%
A: Pale golden, crystal clear; no lacing
S: So much tart, granny smith apples; a bit vinous; so tart and fruity and strange but I really like what's going on here
T: Wow, so dry and tart and fruity; this is strange and funky and tart but I think I like it
F: A little bit of carbonation; decent mouth feel on finish
O: I like this beer but it's a bit weird; I don't know if I could drink too much of it but that's okay, I like what I've got here
06-11-2013 18:32:52 | More by dbossman
3.96/5 rDev +12.2%
thanks to dak for this.
pours a golden yellow, slightly hazy. little head.
funky apple juice, really. a hint of some spice but very apple and funk forward.
similar to the nose, a strong funky and spicy saison with loads of apple. no so much sour as the name depicts, but more on the lines of apple juice. hint of sweetness and a slight slight pucker at the finish.
mild carbonation. light and easy. some pucker in the finish.
pretty good, VERY apple forward .
02-23-2013 21:54:13 | More by hooliganlife
Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.