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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

408 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 32
Gots: 35 | 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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Ratings: 408 | Reviews: 131 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lynnmort
4.45/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Loved the taste - different yet very satisfying.

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Release #52. Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy, golden yellow coloring with a steady flow of carbonation throughout, and a filmy, wispy, white bubbly head on the surface. Aromas of toasted grain, fenegrin, tart granny smith apple, bubble gum, cotton candy, thyme, and some funky barnyard notes. Pretty dynamic nose. Flavors are tart and slightly sour forward, with a definitive apple character, followed by a tangle of grainy notes, horseblanket qualities, undertones of bubble gum, and an herbal blend of thyme and sage. The aftertaste leans more towards the herbal qualities, as well as the funky yeast characteristics, sort of abandoning the apple qualities. The beer is light and crisp, with a dryness that borders on having astringent qualities. It does keep the palate tight and clean, though. The finish is more of the funky and herbal lingers, with a crisp, dry feel. Interesting brew.

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of n2pux
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thumperskibum
4.24/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice light sour with a tasty apple taste to blend a balanced belgian

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.19/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdkitchi
4.14/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Heavy handed with the spices and Belgian yeast.

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nuggetz
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anvilx
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jmartinger
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of dseanv
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of mchegash
2.94/5  rDev -16.7%

Appearance - 2.5/5
Pours an extremely clear orange-yellow-gold. No head. Can see the carbonation rising up at a moderate rate. The beers clearness makes it looks almost like a cider to me, which I would say earns the beer negative points.

Smell - 2.5/5
Smells of beer and nutmeg. Smells like a pumpkin beer to me. Not what I want with this beer. Besides the nutmeg, there are subtle bready-spicy saison smells as well.

Taste - 2.5/5
Tastes of alcohol, nutmeg (not nearly as strong as the smell though...thank goodness). I am trying real hard to taste the 'sour apple', but the best I can taste is a vague fruity tartness. Overall, this beer is nothing special, doesn't taste like it advertises, and the taste overall is not very good.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Very smooth. Carbonation is fairly light. Light to medium in body. In between creamy and crisp. While the mouthfeel is nothing spectacular, considering all the low ratings for the rest of the beer, the mouthfeel is the best part.

Overall - 2.75/5
I was really expecting a lot more from this beer. I couldn't taste the sour apple at all, and there was the overpowering and seemingly out-of-place nutmeg flavor. There were really no good aspects to this beer. Not something I would ever get again, or ever recommend. This is my first that I can remember from Epic Brewing, and I will probably not be trying anything from them for a long time.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

Photo of cjgiant
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

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Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.