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Sour Apple Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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Sour Apple SaisonSour Apple Saison

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342 Ratings

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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 28
Gots: 27 | 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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Reviews by mikereaser:
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3.65/5  rDev +3.4%

A - pours an apple pie color with a ring of soapy bubbles around the glass.
S - the aroma is a nice cooked apple smell along with some cinnamon. very nice aroma.
T - the taste is a little bit of a let down but not completely. The flavor is mainly the apple but you also pick up the cinnamon along with the saison funkiness. There is some pepper in there and I don't necessarily think it fits with the flavor of the beer.
M/D - The peppery spice does detract from this a bit and makes the drinkability go down a bit. Its medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Enjoyable yet could be tiresome.

02-11-2012 07:15:16 | More by mikereaser
More User Reviews:
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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
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-08-2012 22:07:44 | More by jonphilipp
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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
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-27-2014 17:50:07 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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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
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

04-09-2012 02:21:54 | More by flowbee
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Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-12-2013 09:53:01 | More by jaminjohnson
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

10-21-2012 21:28:41 | More by NilocRellim
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-10-2014 08:56:59 | More by ExNihilo
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-28-2014 01:02:49 | More by Cynic-ale
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-17-2013 16:47:56 | More by doremite
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

09-22-2013 15:48:06 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15%

01-12-2012 01:25:52 | More by acurtis
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-30-2013 17:17:04 | More by ste5venla
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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
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-20-2013 16:15:14 | More by Varkias41
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-25-2013 13:26:46 | More by KingEdward
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

04-13-2014 19:20:57 | More by marmstrong1212
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-08-2013 12:25:31 | More by Sammy
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-13-2012 15:38:26 | More by Oboogie
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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
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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
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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
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3/5  rDev -15%

03-02-2014 02:11:54 | More by zimm421
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Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
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