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Utah Sage Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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Utah Sage SaisonUtah Sage Saison

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BA SCORE
87
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
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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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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 spoony
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

spoony, May 25, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of Chaney
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
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
Photo of Benish
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 16. Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: beer presented a hay like color with a slightly opaque appearance. A delicate white head built up quickly with gentle pouring and broke down quickly after setting the glass down.

Smell: notes of Belgian yeast and some herbs, and a little bit of sugar. Can't quite describe the herbs but it has a nice fruity essence. May almost seem cloying but it's not.

Taste: while I find most saisons quite tamed (in a good way), this one is really in your face. Picked up Belgian yeast, sweet bread, and fruity tones. There's also an herbal bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel: clean, smooth, carbonation perfect, medium bodied. No notes of alcohol.

Overall: a great buy for the price it sold for (I think a bomber was 6-7 dollars). It's about the only saison I've tried that stood out from other saisons. I don't want to say it was an oddball one (with its sage added) but it certainly was different.

Benish, May 19, 2014
Photo of Detroit_Velvet_Smooth
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Detroit_Velvet_Smooth, May 08, 2014
Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

BDeibs, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of einman
4/5  rDev +2.3%

einman, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

wonothesane42, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of maltlikker
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

maltlikker, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of dwagner003
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

dwagner003, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Bwagner1122
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Bwagner1122, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of jaymo18
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev +2.3%

ricecracker420, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of wshell1
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

wshell1, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of joecast
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

joecast, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of larbush
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

larbush, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Beersnake1
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Beersnake1, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

absolutely sensational herbal brew here from epic, a seeming combination of saison yeast and belgian ale yeast, its got a nice hazy golden color and some body to it, as well as an inch or so of slowly rising and slowly falling white head. the nose is great, fresh white sage in here, strong but not like an over herbed sage butter, its uncooked, raw, fresh, wild. its more the wild sage than the culinary sage from the grocery store, in so far as the palate can distinguish the two. some color and sweetness to the wheat malt here, but the yeast cleans it up beautifully, and the sage is felt on the middle of the tongue and it expands from there though the finish. i am really glad epic made this again, and look forward to some cool culinary applications for this brew. well carbonated and not as light as some saisons. this really works. i like it head and shoulders above cellar door from stillwater, which is the only other sage saison ive had. this is much cleaner and brighter and the sage comes through much nicer. a real success here.

StonedTrippin, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Chill hazed golden colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells Highly hopped with a strong bitter citrus aroma. Minty sage over the bitter citrus scent and that is about it.

Starts off fairly bitter with a bitter citrus flavor. Sage is in here as a minty flavor. Doesn't taste much like the sage from your kitchen. Bitter oranges and mint are all I get from this.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall, I don't need to drink this again. I REALLY wanted to like this but it is just simply bitter with no redeeming qualities at all.

Zorro, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

doremite, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of derekbphotography
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Release #3, brewed 1/30/12 bottled 3/30/12
Poured into wine glass from bomber.

A - Hazy gold/orange color with a half inch head that dissipates quickly to a thin fine head
S- Yeasty earth with a bit of rosemary. Slightly floral no sign of the sage to me.
T - Slightly sweet and funky with the rosemary hitting first and then the soapy sage hitting the back.
M - Medium body with good constant carbonation. Nice and dry.

Overall a beer that I would drink again, curious to try other batches that are more fresh.

derekbphotography, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of kagent777
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this one up on Small Business Saturday from the brewery. This is release 11 and was bottled Nov 12, 2013, So I am having it less than 3 weeks in the bottle. Good Deal! All breweries need to put this info on their websites, it can't be too hard to do. Bell's does this also.

Appearance: A slightly hazy light golden beer with a thin film of foam. No problems

Smell: Some nice herbs and spices picked up in the smell. A distinct, but not overpowering sage and floral aroma. I also get rosemary and the website confirms it. Awesome smell, reminds me of a spring garden.

Taste: The beer starts with a spicy note. I am not sure if this is from the yeast or the sage added or if the two just really work well together. A touch of floral hoppy bitterness keeps what little sweetness there is in check. A balanced, but not weak, mix of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Fine prickly carbonation lift the already lighter beer a little higher. There is a bit of slickness as well.

Overall: I really like this beer. Give this one a try for a nice recasting of a traditional saison. I really enjoyed it.

kagent777, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden amber brew poured in the big tulip. Very pleasant sparkling mouthfeel. Not a big foam in the glass, but still some head at the nicely sudsy last pour. No sediment.

Really tangy and a little sweet. Lots of yeasty, typical Saison flavors. The sage seems to add some bitterness but is not overly strong with herbal taste. It makes me think of the wild sage so common in these parts, but rosemary can be kind of bitter also. Sharp finish with some distinct sage aromas.

From the 22 oz bottle poured at the Annex by Epic Brewing in Salt Lake (Sugar House).

mactrail, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

ste5venla, Oct 30, 2013
Utah Sage Saison from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.