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Utah Sage Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-01-2012)
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Reviews by Chaney:
Photo of Chaney
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Release #12

Served in a DC Brau can glass. I just finished a "Corruption," so I just used the same glass.

A: Poured out a glistening, apricot orange color, with a whopping 3-4 finger white head. Murky, cloudy, you know the drill.

S: Hmmm... Not a coriander bomb which is a pleasant departure. Actually, this had quite a gingersnap/sage disposition (hence the name, I guess) as well as some quality, orange juice infusion.

T: Exactly like the smell, and with a strong piny backbone imbedded in the spice component. Not too sweet and the fresh-filtered water flair was to die for.

M: Spritzy and bubbly, just the way I like my saisons. No syrup in this puppy.

O: I really dug it. I'm gonna have to remember the whole sage thing for my next saison home-brew.

Chaney, May 20, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, Release #2. Pours clear yellow-gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malts and turkey cooking spices (rosemary and sage?) that seem a bit out of place.

The flavor is sweet bready, slightly vegetal malts with a big spice finish (sage and rosemary) and a little mint. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with creamy carbonation.

Overall, an interesting concept, but a bit overly spiced and I wasn't really digging those spices in beer.

Beaver13, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Detroit_Velvet_Smooth, May 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

doremite, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

SvenHayden, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ste5venla, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Dirksen, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Psberrier, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of tdm168
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle with me.

A - hazy copper gold with a soft, white head

S - sage through and through

T - sage, mild yeast, herbal, orange peel, earthy

M - medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This was delicious. I love herbs in beer. This will be over the top for some, but for me this was fantastic. The yeast and malt laid a perfect foundation to play nice with the sage. I probably couldn't have more than one of these at a time, but I'll definitely have it again.

tdm168, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of hooliganlife
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

thanks dak!

pours a cloudy hazy golden yellow. loads of thick creamy fluffy head, tons of sticky lacing. great retention

fresh herb, spicy, funky, malty. a bit complex mix of flavors. sage and funk really shine.

very sage forward with a nice rounded sweetness. mixed in is a light spice and moderate funk. lots of herbal earthy flavors. again, very sage forward.

light and airy, moderate carbonation which adds to the feel.

pretty good, love the sweet herbal flavors. pleasantly surprised.

hooliganlife, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

zonker17, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Release #3; Posting to help it get a score.

Pours a clear orange amber with a lovely thick, firm and long lasting pure white head. Really nice looking.

Nose is all fruity "saged" esters. Sage is really present but well integrated into the other fruit character of the nose. Really pleasant fresh sage, oranges, citrus and spice.

Mouthfeel is medium thin and crisp with nice medium carbonation.

Flavor profile drives this one. Full and rich assertive flavors of oranges and spice in the front palate that leads into a more complex semi-sweet sage/spice/pepper character. Well integrated and nice flavors without any one element just jumping out. I'm guessing that this would be really nice with Indian, Chinese and Thai food. Very interesting and inviting profiles.

Finish is a bit green herbed to me with a nice green pepper/celery bitter tone that is long lasting. Nice effort on this one.

GRG1313, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

dtx00, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

JeffreyJDavis, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

TrojanRB, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

tourdot, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

boonejag75, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up tonight at Bier Thirty in Bown.... Poured into my small Cigar City snifter.... Pours a hazy light orange with a short lasting white head that leaves only a little lacing.

The nose is herbaceous... hard to pick any one herb out... a predominant lemon element is the bigger player.

On the palate, the herbs play a much larger role.... a significant amount of sage.... and what I think of rosemary comes out... Rosemary always makes me think of antiseptic qualities... again, a lemony note reminds us that this is a saison... light pale malts tie this brew together... but it still finishes fairly dry.

Body seems a touch heavy for the style.... carbonation is also maybe a little light.

3.5/3.5/3.5/3/3.5

JohnGalt1, Feb 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Travisnin, Feb 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Chugs13, Aug 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

st9647v3, Saturday at 07:47 PM
Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into an oversize wine glass to a hazy light yellow with a three finger dense and soapy head that is slow to fade and leaves excellent lacing
S: smells of sage, peppery yeast and bready malt with a touch of honey
T: taste is peppery yeast, sage, some grassy qualities, spices, slight sweetness, some fruity esters and dry crackers. swallow is fairly phenolic and bordering on medicinal with more sage, spicy yeast, and a slight residual sweetness
M: this beer sits on the palate on the lighter side but isn't watery. carbonation is somewhat prickly but not overbearing and a slightly drying finish
O: A nice and spicy saison. Very well crafted, lots of nice flavors without anything dominating.

SHODriver, May 28, 2014
Photo of im4beer
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A= poured a very light amber color with nice lacing and about a 1.5 finger head that disappeared quickly.

S= typical Belgian ale with initial citrus smells then yummy smells of of yeast and malt and then finishing with a piney-sage end note.

T= crisp initial citrus taste with a bready middle tone and finishing with pine and hops.

M= light mouthfeel with consistent carbonation

O= good tasting beer. I like the pine finish. Not my favorite from Epic. But it's a solid beer that I will drink again.

im4beer, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of fmccormi
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from 22oz pry-off bottle to a 25cl Duvel Single tulip; no clear bottling date here, but “RELEASE #5 7.5%ALC. /VOL” is printed in black ink on near the bottom-right corner of the label, parallel to the edge. According to the Epic website, this was brewed on July 20, 2012, and bottled on August 17, 2012 so this is about six and a half weeks old.

Appearance (5.0): The pour yields a solid 3-4 finger head that takes a very long time to die down, webs and spots of lace evenly-spaced all over the sides of the glass. The head is milk-white and cratery, and pretty much perfect. The body is a hazy yellow gold color. To be honest, I’m not sure the appearance can get much better, this is great.

Smell (4.0): Sage. Sage, sage, sage. Not surprising, quite frankly, and I do enjoy it. There’s some coriander underneath, along with a sweet, citrusy character like tangerine juice. There’s a nice, biscuity / bready malt character like fresh bread.

Taste (4.5): Like with the nose, the sage sticks out pretty clearly here, giving a light, earthy character along with a moderately bitter herbal flavor. The hops add a nice dimension here, with a moderate, pithy bitterness and moderate grapefruit note. The malt body fleshes it out, with more of that biscuity, fresh bread character. It finishes with a mild to moderate but long-lasting herbal bitterness; this is very nicely balanced, and just lovely.

Mouthfeel (3.5): A little subdued on the carbonation, tingling near the end but mostly just subtle for the duration. It’s just on the light side of medium and finishes slighty dry; no sign of any alcohol. Not a bad feel, but not as effervescent as it should be.

Overall (4.5): I love saisons, and I love sage. This does both very well, and the product is nicely balanced and drinks very well for a saison at 7.5% ABV. I’d love it if something like this was available in 12oz packages, this is too good to be a limited release in my opinion. The only thing I’d love to change with this is to bump up the citrusy hop flavor, especially considering this was hopped with Centennial, Citra, and Calypso, and dry-hopped with Citra. But this is great, and I enjoy it quite a bit.

fmccormi, Oct 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

warpedrevolution, Jun 21, 2014
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Utah Sage Saison from Epic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.