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Sour Apple Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

391 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 31
Gots: 30 | 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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3/5  rDev -14.8%

LooseMoose1978, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Clear pale yellow/straw colored pour with a minimal head. Aroma has a good bit of yeast and spice and a little grain. Flavor is a very basic saison...yeast and clove are the dominant flavors. There's also a very light tart apple flavor and a touch of ginger. Finishes with a lingering clove flavor. Expected more.

Karibourgeois, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

smartassboiler, Oct 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

csiewert, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

510a, Sep 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Karamoore, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

JackRB, Jan 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Raziel313, Jun 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Thedrizzle, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Bimmers, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

abcdefghijkyle, Nov 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

deskim, Jan 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

mccallisters_dali, May 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

booga73, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

hilgart1, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This review is from having it on tap at Bodega. My girl friend really seemed to like it, she drank about 2-3 glasses over a few visits to Bodega. I also tried a little bit of this from the bottle at a recent tasting.

Appearance
This is a super light colored beer. Its a pale straw, one could describe as white. A little bit of haze pushes this beer's whiteness. A short, fizzy cap pops leaving only a few wisps.

Aroma
This has a pretty good smell. Yeast is dominate, but some granny smith apple is there too. The apple doesn't really smell like real, fresh apples, but it smells pleasant enough.

Taste
The yeast is way too dominate here. Its very phenolic. Lots of bandaid, plastic and chalky earth. The apple is there, lending a candy sour apple tartness that helps, but can't quell the yeast.

Mouthfeel
Light and crisp. Luckily it finishes pretty clean.

Overall
Too much yeastiness which is even worse from the bottle. I hope they tweak this since it has good potential. Right now its merely decent from the keg and less impressive out of the bottle.

MbpBugeye, Aug 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

djrn2, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

muskiesman, Feb 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

CreightonSM, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

pinnser, Feb 09, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bmanning for opening up this bottle. Served in a wine glass.

Pours a light straw color. There is a bit of a white head, though that dies quickly. The nose has a bit of light green apple plus a bit of hay and straw. There's only a slight bit of yeast and earth. The flavor has a sharp green apple character to it with a strong bite in the finish. Nothing much else there. Maybe light grain. Light body with big carbonation. Just okay.

Thorpe429, Apr 12, 2011
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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
Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.