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Straight Up Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: mrandypandy on 02-16-2011

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.
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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 22
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5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of kagent777
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Release number 3 7.0 ABV. Poured into a red solo cup from a 22 oz bottle.

Appearance: Nice billows of head sit above a dark straw colored beer. This one leaves lacing even inside a plastic cup.

Smell: Nice typical Belgian smell, with heavy clove and other spices. No sense of malts in the smell.

Taste: Clove spiciness all the way through the taste. No real malts to speak of, the yeast are the star of the show. They really dominate almost to make this one one sided. There is no wild aspect to this clean Saison. Very refreshing even at 7.0 ABV, cannot taste the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: A middle of the road body, with enough carbonation to lift it.

Overall: An adventurous beer, for this looking for something different. I enjoyed this one a lot. Not for the average beer drinker.

Photo of tlazaroff
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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4.08/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of mrandypandy
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Release #1.

A- Pours a clear golden/straw color. Thin white head upon pour quickly dies down to a ring around the edges. Good lacing.
S- Srong belgian yeasty esters, fruity.
T- Taste continues where the aroma leaves off with strong Belgian fruity flavors. Sweet, with just a hint of spicyness.
M- Medium body but a bit on the sweet side as it warms.
D- Decently drinkable saison. A bit one-sided, but good.

Overall - Not bad. No real flaws or off-flavors, just a slightly sweet saison. Worth a shot.

Photo of beergoot
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label notes: RELEASE #15, 7.1% ABV, DEN #1522

Clear, light and bright yellow body with lively carbonation and a bubbly, frothy, white head; decent clumps of lacing left on the glass. Grass and old lemon aroma; sage and pepper; mild bread-like yeast notes. Spicy, fruity, tart and dry flavors that mirror much of the aroma. Medium body with a very dry finish.

Straight up and straight forward. Plenty of zesty citrus and peppery spice flavors wrapped up in a nice dry finish. The body is somewhat overly carbonated and slightly thin, but otherwise, everything comes together nicely. A solid offering...

Photo of im4beer
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a great cloudy straw with a massive amount of pure white head. The foam settles nicely leaving some great lacing on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is decent. It's funky, spicy, and crisp. I get hints of fresh-cut grass, yeast, all-spice, and coriander.

T: It's big and sweet up front, but immediately turns into a funky mess. It's gets tangy and spicy in the middle, and finishes bitter and dry.

M: Light bodied beer. It's sweet and wet to start but finishes super dry and biting. The bitters linger on the palate for a quite a bit.

O: This beer is ok. It's really nice up front, gets a bit off in the middle, and finishes too bitter. With that said, it's pretty darn drinkable, and the citrus notes throughout are nice. I'd drink this again if the price was right.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber, Release #4,

A: Pours a clear goldenrod with a medium full white head, solid retention, nice lace.

S: Pears, yellow apple, very estery, floral.

T: Pear and banana, floral and very yeasty flavours. Some peppery spice on the back end.

M: Fairly light-bodied for the style, crisp, lightly bitter aftertaste.

O: An interesting saison. The filtered clearness through me for a loop, but the overall flavours are quite nice. Worth a try for sure.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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

Photo of Nmgreen
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Straight Up Saison from Epic Brewing Company
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