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Sour Apple Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.15%
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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Jstark5150

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-22-2012 21:11:22 | More by Jstark5150
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.3%

09-13-2013 03:54:41 | More by sparx1100
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ScottJWing

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

09-30-2013 18:17:43 | More by ScottJWing
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beercanman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-27-2013 14:44:32 | More by beercanman
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-01-2014 13:39:08 | More by TheConnMan
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-07-2013 06:03:35 | More by Zbeetleman
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy pale gold color with a massive foamy three fingered head. Carbonation is very sprightly and active but dies down rather quickly.

S - Crisp smelling, yeasty, sour fruit in the way of apples, green pears, and lemons, spicy presence.

T - Sweet bready yeast strikes first and stays throughout the entire sip while sour, tart apples, pears, white grapes, and lemons fall in over the top of the malt. Working through the glass, there also emerges coriander and a peppery paradise seed flavor. Cinnamon, cloves, and some nutmeg is also coming through on the palette.

M - Light medium body, lots of prickly carbonation on the tongue, super dry finish and crisp. The sourness leaves the mouth watering after all the spit just got sucked off the tongue.

O - Refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 03:55:58 | More by jzeilinger
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-29-2013 01:12:44 | More by kjkinsey
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-17-2011 06:39:08 | More by ej285701
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metalgdog

New York

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-23-2012 15:15:13 | More by metalgdog
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Domingo

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Never seen this or anything from Epic before in CO. Grabbed it at Wilbur's in Ft. Collins.
Pours a cloudy straw color. Tons of suspended yeast. Heavy carbonation fades into a sheen layer pretty fast. Looks a bit like carbonated pineapple juice.
Smells more or less like a typical Saison. Spicy (slightly funky & tangy) yeast, hearty grains, and citrus zest. The only unusual note is ginger, which comes out more as it warms.
The taste is pretty unusual no matter what you're expecting. A bit of sour apple up front blends into a wave of peppery spice. Malts add a bit of sweetness followed by a hint of dusty hops. The finish has an unmistakable ginger character. The peppery spice is familiar, but everything else is unique...in a good way. If I was blind tasting it I don't even know if I'd have guessed it was a sour apple based brew.
Thick and potent, this isn't anything you'll be drinking a ton of or drinking quickly, but that's just the nature of it. Nothing really wrong with that.
A unique take on a pretty open style, I'm enjoying it and am curious about some other beers from Epic.
More good beer from Utah? Who knew?

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 02:20:40 | More by Domingo
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BrewtifulMind

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-21-2012 05:14:00 | More by BrewtifulMind
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-15-2011 22:38:22 | More by BeerMe42
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-27-2011 04:41:49 | More by Exiled
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BluBeers

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-31-2012 19:30:42 | More by BluBeers
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-23-2013 16:28:25 | More by Bnoise11
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very cloudy golden yellow with a finger of frothy white head. Head faded down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of funkiness with some lemon, tart apple, and some spices.

T - Starts off with some tart green apple flavor with some hay and lemon. Through the middle, some yeast, coriander, clove, and funk come through. The finish is a mix out tart green apple with some sourness, yeast, and some spices.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. It is smooth with a nice tart and crisp finish.

D - Very drinkable. Not as sour as expected, but the tartness does give the saison a nice extra kick.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 07:02:53 | More by ngeunit1
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adrian21

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-15-2011 06:08:53 | More by adrian21
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BeerShman

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-05-2012 05:41:44 | More by BeerShman
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-17-2012 17:49:48 | More by sliverX
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

purchased from the source for about 10 bucks poured into an epic snifter. looks like a belgian golden, clean and clear honey color with an expanding white fizzy head. smells like granny smith apples, green and crisp, with some spicy belgian yeast there to back it up. flavor actually carries a bit of grassy hops that works very well with the understated apple flavors going on. the fruity notes in the yeast also add a perfect complement. the apple isnt in your face, and its not particularly sour, just tart and clean in the finish. mouthfeel is well carbonated but not too intense, and the body is just under medium. this beer is quite drinkable because it lacks that gnarly sweetness many of the fruity beers have. the apple is not dominant, rather just another player on the team. i liked this one a lot, although im not sure it fits with what id call a saison, but its an excellent bottle of beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 17:58:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev +13.3%

02-05-2012 17:34:54 | More by pixieskid
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-10-2012 18:28:30 | More by kiki3drt292
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-19-2013 00:29:48 | More by Lukass
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NCBeerFan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this sitting on the shelves today and decided to give it a try, especially with the hot temps as of late. Pours a pale, straw yellow with a one-finger head that clings to the edges of the DFH snifter. Wow, I could smell this from several feet away and it's heavy with the sour apple, with some funkiness from the yeast. The taste is similar to the nose, with both the tart apples and funkiness coming through. It has a very dry finish, with those apples lingering around for awhile, albeit pleasantly….but the other flavors that are present seem to just vanish.

This is a pretty solid saison, and I really love the sour apple component, but there's something missing that I can quite put my finger on…but it does have promise. This is one that I might come back to, especially at a reasonable $8 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 02:08:22 | More by NCBeerFan
Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.