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Sour Apple Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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Sour Apple SaisonSour Apple Saison

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BA SCORE
80
good

414 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 32
Gots: 38 | 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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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Release number 6 7.8% abv

Pours a pretty pale yellow color with a white head that falls fast with spotty lace.

Aroma is nice malts lightly spicy and fruity with a touch of wet hay funk.

Taste is man nice carbonated malt with good dose of funk right from the start. Moves to lingering sour apples and pears with peppery spice playing out in the dry finish. Even some spicy hints of the alcohol in the finish as it warms the tummy but not not in the distracting way.

Mouthfeel is light with pretty peppy carbonation true to style.

Overall little tarter and sharper then most Saison's but found it enjoyable and well priced as a bonus.

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

22 ounce bottle, picked up at Vintage Estates, poured into a Bruery tulip.

A: Pours a hazy light golden color, completely opaque, with a big frothy bone-white head on top that dissipated fairly quicly but held on to a thin lacing around the surface and edge of the glass.

S: Bready yeast, a touch of cloves, lemon zest, and yes, a hint of sour apple. The apple is present, but not pungent, in the nose.

T: The sour apple is certainly more pronounced and distinct in the flavor. It's right there, immediately discernible. And they're really on to something here, as it works nicely with the wild yeasty-lemon flavors of the saison. I just feel like they may have overdone it just a bit.

M: Light and lively, with great carbonation, this beer is refreshing and doesn't finish overly dry for all of the sour/flavor that it has.

D/O: An enjoyable brew. The apple, although a bit more present than it needed to be, probably helped with drinkability for me. I would have another.

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

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, earthy and sour apples. In the taste, dry green apples, a bit yeasty and a nice dry sourness. A small sour bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry green apple in the aftertaste. Dryer than I would expect, but quite nice.

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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.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.