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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

413 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 413
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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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of yamar68
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber to tulip, served along side four cheese Pizza Rolls:

Pours a nice hazy pale gold with a finger of expanding white head. The sourness really translates well through the nose plus a mix of clove, banana, ester, the base beer smells lovely. The taste is excellently balanced - all the staple characteristic of a good saison topped with a tart/sour blend of sweet fruits. Very refreshing beer. I'd definitely recommend this one. All 4's.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this saison on tap tonght at Lizardville as part of Epic's rollout party in Northeast Ohio. Poured into a 12 oz tulip glass, this brew pours a very pale, delicate yellow with a mild white head.

Initial presentation is a yeasty fruity smell, with a bit of funk, and an almost biscuity, grassy barley/malt aroma, covered in a blanket of tart grape and crisp fall apple. The clean apple smell -- without any cinnamon -- is am attractive aroma.

The saison portion of this brew is, frankly, buried beneath the tart fruit that dominates. This beer is like a liquid green apple ending with a lemon twist.

A rather thin mouthfeel that, combined with the tart apple, is like burying your teeth in a granny smith apple and leaving them there. There is a sharp, almost metallic uptick in the mid to back tongue near the finish.

I'm not big into tart, but this is tasty, easy, crisp, and clean. While I've noted repeatedly the apple flavor, I cannot emphasize enough that this is nothing like a cider. It is more flavorful, fuller, and tastier than any cider. While not a favorite style of mine, I would have again as a one-off.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Dave1999
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is yellow in colour with a huge foamy white head.

The smell is sour apple,quite faint. There's yeast, lemon like a regular saison.

The taste is sour apple, lemon some light hop bitterness. There's a bit of a soapy taste as well.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation, very easy drinking.

Overall not very complex and the sour apple is pretty light but enjoyable still the same. The 8% abv isn't detectable at all. If it didn't have a soapy taste I would've rated it higher.

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3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.