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Sour Apple Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

358 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 29
Gots: 29 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

heytomcat, May 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Varkias41, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

dhbiker0889, Dec 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Theniz, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

metalgdog, Jun 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

csiewert, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14%

jwswigs, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

kiki3drt292, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

ej285701, Nov 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

Vylo, Oct 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

lpotter, Apr 23, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -57.3%

rojapa, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

bbrown12, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of FightingEntropy
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very effervescent with tiny, tight bubbles flowing quickly upward through the glimmering gold beer to form a very bubbly, ever so slightly off white head that builds high and collapses and lingers across the top of the beer. Taking in a deep smell, the sour apple registers in the back of my mouth w/o taking a sip. Not overpowering, but clearly present and pleasant. As it warms, the sour apple overtakes the saison yeasty notes a bit, but not overly so. Understated but clearly fruity beer with some spicy notes and a bit of alcohol coming off the top. Like drinking apple champagne, disappearing completely off the back of the tongue. Very enjoyable and a fine start to the fruity portion of the Epic brews. As it warmed up, the taste soured a bit and seemed a bit off. Much better cold--I'd drink this one fast.

FightingEntropy, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of lsummers
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It poured a hazy yet still somewhat clear golden yellow. Not much of a head remained after pouring but left some nice lacing.

It smell of herbs, couldn't really get past that. I could tell there were some sour notes, but mostly just spices and herb. Kind of a dissapointment.

Tasted very spicy upfront and through out. The sour notes come through towards the aftertaste but are still less than I expected.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, it bounces the spices around the tongue. Helps it feel just right for the 8.1%

Overall, I wouldn't recomend this to a friend and I probably won't be buying it again. I would say if someone really like tastes of herb and spices I might suggest trying it, but I was dissapointed. I was really hoping for a belgian sour saison with more apple notes in it.

lsummers, Mar 26, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a Hazy golden color with one finger of white head. Head retention is very weak and with a vigorous swirl you can't even revive it. Looks a bit like pineapple or mango juice.

S- Begins with a tart slightly sour green apple skin with notes of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Hints of coriander resonate in the middle. Earthy slightly spicy yeast characters of dried hay and ginger with some baked sugary sweetness on the finish.

T- Sweet tart green apple and cinnamon like a baked cinnamon apple fresh from the oven. Some spicy pepper in the middle with a nice ginger note gives the saison some girth and brings in classic style characteristics. Dry on the finish with a lot of residual sweetness from the beginning. It's a little too sweet for my tastes but overall a really tasty rendition of a saison with a little twist.

MF- Acidic slightly puckering mouthfeel. Average carbonation and a medium body

D- This was actually very drinkable except for the barely oversweet finish. Medium drinkability. This was a very fun beer to drink and got the old noodle working from a complexity of flavors. I'm liking Epic and there brews!

Viciousknishs, Mar 14, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

KlayWey, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Supergenious, Apr 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

erha2, Sep 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

rspauldi, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

mzeld, Mar 28, 2013
Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.