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Straight Up Saison - Epic Brewing Company

Straight Up SaisonStraight Up Saison

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BA SCORE
82
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%


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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im4beer

Utah

3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 01:48:43 | More by im4beer
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 16:09:09 | More by StonedTrippin
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Release #15

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 05:52:05 | More by corby112
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-10-2014 22:46:04 | More by acurtis
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Zorro

California

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 02:07:37 | More by Zorro
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-19-2014 01:54:51 | More by Dave_Treat
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-12-2014 04:26:49 | More by ricecracker420
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-05-2014 21:54:25 | More by rjcoy06
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-03-2014 02:12:18 | More by MacQ32
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-24-2013 07:01:19 | More by twelveinches
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-10-2013 22:04:45 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 03:29:54 | More by Omnium
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-23-2013 03:28:32 | More by CelticAleMan
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-23-2013 23:38:17 | More by outoffocus
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Laklimell

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-14-2013 06:50:15 | More by Laklimell
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-11-2013 05:10:06 | More by Kopfschuss
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Braz

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-07-2013 07:17:53 | More by Braz
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tlazaroff

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very bready, doughy, yeasty, and it has a light funk to the nose that is mixed with apples and pears. It's unlike any other saison that I've had before, and I like it. It smells fresher, less oderus and more intriguing.

Light and pale straw in color with a full, bubbly, frothy, crisp, white head that just sticks to the glass and never dissipates. Wonderful head retention, and a lot of carbonation bubbles holding it in it's place.

Moderate funk and fruit is what I immediately pick up. Yeast, and sourdough bread on the midpalate to finish. Light to moderate body with a big dose of carbonation makes this effervescent but it doesn't foam up on my tongue like I would expect. It's smooth, and somewhat creamy. I like it a lot.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 00:32:12 | More by tlazaroff
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superspak

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/24/2012. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a nice 3 finger fairly dense white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, pear, pepper, clove, wheat, grass, herbal, earth, and yeast spices. Very nice and well balanced aromas with nice complexity. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, pepper, grass, wheat, clove, herbal, earth, and yeast spices. Light citrus tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, pepper, grass, herbal, clove, wheat, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a while. Good balance and complexity of flavors; with a lightly cloying earthiness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a fairly chalky, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good saison. Nice amount of complexity and balance; and smooth to sip on. Definitely enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 03:40:35 | More by superspak
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +39.3%

09-13-2012 06:28:01 | More by Travisnin
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mactrail

California

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems like the classic Saison, American style. Clean but full of yeasty Belgian flavors. Lighter bodied, with just a nice touch of malty sweetness. Crisp without being acidic.

Pours an attractive pale yellow in the Leffe goblet. Thin veil of foam that lasts nicely as you sip. Pleasant carbonation with tiny bubbles. Malt is light but has a bready flavor. Lemony and fruity, perhaps a hint of apples and green papaya. Plenty of bitterness of the funky sort. Dry finish. Quite drinkable, if a little austere. I certainly wouldn't call it as sweet as many Saisons.

From the 22 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 04:13:59 | More by mactrail
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sourgrass

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-01-2012 13:34:15 | More by sourgrass
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is very drinkable and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2012 00:23:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-04-2012 03:05:37 | More by swetsastonic
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hippiasrex


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-24-2012 21:24:50 | More by hippiasrex
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Straight Up Saison from Epic Brewing Company
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