Straight Up Saison - Epic Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +3.9%
A: poured into a tulip to a hazy light yellow topped by a dense and soapy three finger white head that retains well and leaves excellent lacing
S: smells of peppery yeast, some dry malt, fruity esters and a slight herbal note
T: taste starts off with some fruity esters and then moves to some peppery and spicy yeast, slight phenols as well and some light bready malt. swallow is slightly alcoholic with more fruitiness spice, and herbalness
M: this beer is somewhat light with slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish
O: this beer is clean, refreshing and very drinkable. It's very well made and it hits the marks that I'd expect to find in a saison. Alcohol content might be a little high but it's still pretty solid
06-02-2014 02:55:25 | More by SHODriver
4/5 rDev +10.8%
what makes this saison special is its mouthfeel. its so frothy and thick, but well carbonated and light in that way, that its entirely a stand out from the crowd. i love all the body and bubbles, and would love to see more saison do that. the beer itself is maybe a little on the generic side, but it is extremely well made. blonde and sunny but cloudy, with a tall and lasting bone white head. the nose is their classic saison yeast at epic, same one thats in the other saison beers or a near cousin of it, and a big dose of fresh and sturdy wheat malt. its simple but delicious, with some light tropical fruit notes, balancing hop bitterness, and a long white wine yeast profile to the finish that fades into a white pepper complex on the swallow. it would be a B+ without such a wonderful mouthfeel, which pushes it easily into the A range for me, its just so frothy and creamy and refreshing at the same time. like drinking a beer cloud, i love it. amazing how they can bring us beer this good this cheap, under 7 bucks on shelves for a bomber of this beauty, its an easy choice.
04-22-2014 16:09:09 | More by StonedTrippin
3.21/5 rDev -11.1%
Pours a cloudy, bright golden yellow color with banana-like hues and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing behind.
Earthy aroma with a decent musty farmhouse presence along with zesty spice, sweet citrus, bready yeast and ester-y light fruit notes. Funky yeast along with straw and hay followed by a strong yeast character. Lots of bread along with some bubblegum and banana. Peppery spice with hints of ginger, coriander and clove. Citric acidity with strong lemon pith and grapefruit. Decent balance in the nose but feels very American with lots of wheat beer characteristics mixed in there.
Slightly watered down and light bodied with crisp carbonation. The earthier farmhouse notes are a bit toned down and the bitterness/hop presence is stronger than expected. Dry and earthy with hints of grass, pine, wet hay and straw. This is complimented by a prominent zesty spice presence that lingers throughout giving off hints of white pepper, ginger and coriander. The citrus presence stands out but it tastes less like a wheat beer than it smells. Some bready yeast but the banana and bubblegum notes found in the aroma are muted. Strong lemon acidity in the dry, slightly tart finish. Refreshing and pretty easy to drink but it lacks some depth/complexity. I prefer for the funky saison/farmhouse flavors to be stronger but they are pretty tame here.
04-21-2014 05:52:05 | More by corby112
3.4/5 rDev -5.8%
Slightly chill hazed sunny yellow gold beer with a medium sized white colored head.
Smells of toasted grain and coriander with sweet honeysuckle and flowers aroma. Lesser lemon and pepper scent. Faint hint of mint.
Starts out semi-sweet and herbal spicy. Crush pineapple fruit flavor. Drys out after a bit and the pineapple turns to lemon. Green spice taste of cardamom. OK but it's no Hennepin.
Mouthfeel is Good.
Overall an OK Saison if you want one with a citrus bent to it.
03-23-2014 02:07:37 | More by Zorro
3.66/5 rDev +1.4%
Bomber > Pint Glass
A - Pours out hazy straw yellow color with tons of head, almost half a glass ful, big and thick sudsy kind, huge bubbles, lots of thick patches of lacing going on.
S - Smell is kinda subdued, some clove, nutmeg, lemongrass, grapefruit, wheat.
T - Up front is some of those beglian spices, some ginger, then a big tart wave, lemon juice and wheat, some pepper.
M - Crisp, light refreshing traits, but still tart and a little too peppery.
O - Despite my ratings I think it is a good representation of a standard saison, its a little more tart and spicy, but still shows what the style is usually about.
09-18-2013 03:29:54 | More by Omnium
Straight Up Saison from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.