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Sour Apple Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

373 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 30
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of mynie
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Pint in West Lafaytte, IN.

Bit of a limp pour, for a saison. Dark gold with a small head.

Smells... pretty good! Phew. I get scared with American saisons. Even excellent brewers routinely fuck these up. The apple nodes dominate, perhaps deftly covering up any imperfections in the yeat profile, but there's still a decent kick of yeast spice near the back end.

Tastes a little better than it smells. Tart apples, spicy yeast. The pallet is simple but well balanced, and it makes for a remarkably sessionable high-ABV beer.

mynie, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of katieapainter
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

katieapainter, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

MSandahl23, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of zero_signal
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

zero_signal, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of jwswigs
4/5  rDev +13.6%

jwswigs, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of ImperialStout
3/5  rDev -14.8%

ImperialStout, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of hilgart1
3/5  rDev -14.8%

hilgart1, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of REDsage
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Epic Brewing's Sour Apple Saison is a Belgian-style ale that is bottle conditioned. This beer is 8.2% ABV and I drank bottle number 25 of 1800. It pours as a rather pale and cloudy yellow color with low levels of carbonation. The apple smell is light and true to its Belgian origins with floral, almost bubble-gumish notes. The first sip is immediately sweet and fruity, with notable, though light, apple flavors. The acidity is also immediately apparent, though this positively acidulous tone is certainly of fruit origins (almost cider-like, as opposed to a sour beer utilizing wild yeasts). The sour-apple taste is carried by the typical bubble-gummy flavor common to hefeweizens that loses itself in the sweet, and dare I say 'crisp' flavor of this beer. Lovers of the Saison may seek this brew out, but otherwise the cost may be prohibitive for this small-batch of 1800 bottles.

REDsage, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of adyates
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

adyates, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of RyanStelzner
4/5  rDev +13.6%

RyanStelzner, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of BMos
2.5/5  rDev -29%

BMos, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Theniz
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Theniz, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Jordan444
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Jordan444, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of ExNihilo
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ExNihilo, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Raziel313, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -29%

beernads, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

condorsim, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of 40ontarget
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

40ontarget, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a good beer, average saison. While nothing pops in and says, "hey, gag on this!" nothing says the opposite, "wow, get a load of me!"

The sour apple designation is the main problem. I get very little apple, and no sour. I hate that it affects my rating, but as an advocate this is a concern.

The body was a bit thin, too. Under carbonated and lacking some spices. Still, nothing was bad and I'd choose this over BMC 101 times out of 100

Mebuzzard, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of amishbooze
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

amishbooze, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

jayluf, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Zachtheporter, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Cynic-ale, May 28, 2014
Photo of spoony
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

spoony, May 25, 2014
Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.