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Straight Up Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with barley, oats and wheat, this hazy yellow offering’s silky texture is offset by its high level of carbonation. More spice complexity and malt sweetness refresh the tongue as the wheat and yeast work together to finish dry and slightly sour.

(Beer added by: mrandypandy on 02-16-2011)
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2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright, hazy, sunny color with a big fluffy two fingers worth of head. Lace was nice and retention was good. Aroma was heavy of the sweet fruity esters, yeast, herbed bready notes. Tastes was sweet and fruity, yeasty and bready. Had a bit more citrus rind than the aroma, but sweeter than I really like my Saisons. Feel was creamier than crisp, carbonation was median. Not a bad saison but just run of the mill at best.

EgadBananas, Jan 27, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Release #2.. I think it says 6.0% now... Purchased at the Boise COOP.. poured into my small tulip glass. Big bubble white head doesn't stick around for too long and leaves only okay lacing.. the brew is hazed lite golden/yellow....

Nose is pretty damned phenolic and not necessarily in a good way... a mild clove and more than a bit of bandaid.. pale malts are present... but the odd phenols are giving me a tough time.

On the palate the phenols turn more into lightly cloved pink bubble gum... still not a big hit for me... plenty of pale malt sweetness.... a touch too much... needs to be drier for sure...

Body also seems pretty big for the style... carbonation is medium but big bubble and doesn't seem spritzy enough..

Despite all my above negatives, this is not a BAD beer... maybe needs some work... and I know that some of my Saison preaching brethren would really like the bubble gum.. okay... seems more like a lesser BPA to me.

3.5/3/3.5/3/3.5

JohnGalt1, Apr 16, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

batch #16

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

SHODriver, Jun 02, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber bottle purchased at the brewery with a small head that dissolved quickly leaving micro lacing. The nose is crisp and light with hints of citrus and wheat. The taste is citrusy and fresh with a slightly bitter aftertaste. The carbonation is pleasing and crisp. Overall, I really like this beer. It's light and citrusy with a moderate amount of farmhouse funk.

im4beer, Apr 27, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber courtesy of biglobo8971. Pours a somewhat clear, light gold color with a large, fluffy white head. Nice retention and lacing.

Nose is clean, honeyed malts and hefty grassy hops. Yeast is white bread and full of melon-y fruit esters.

Taste is interesting, decent amount of hops on the front and back along with a light malty sweetness that is more sugar-honey than actual graininess. Yeasties are fighting for attention and actually throw a moderate amount of esters, but they cant quite hang with the sweet grains and hops. Pretty good brew for my first EBC offering, a little too sweet for me and lacks enough yeast presence to push it into 'A' range, but a solid offering nonetheless. Thanks B-dawg!

twiggamortis420, Aug 14, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Zorro, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a striking gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose on this beer is pretty aromatic, showcasing white pepper, considerable honey and bananna, light ginger and some noticeable clove. The beer smells as if it will be fairly sweet.

While the flavor profile provide some of the sweetness I was expecting, there is considerable hoppy bitterness in the finish that helps to counter it. Otherwise, the flavor profile was fairly pleasant in this beer, if just a bit simple and one dimensional as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderately long, sweet and bitter finish. The bitterness is sufficient to dry this beer out at the end, though the sweetness still dominates the flavor profile. Also, the flavor really seemed to drop off on the finish in this beer, which was not something I was expecting. Drinkability is OK, with the alcohol well integrated into the flavor profile.

A nice enough beer, though not something I thought was so wonderful that I need to try it again any time soon. Also, I'm wondering if the brewer is tinkering with the recipe a bit. The bottle I obtained in Minneapolis listed the alcohol in the 7% abv. range.

John_M, Oct 24, 2011
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Straight Up Saison from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.