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Utah Sage Saison - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ste5venla, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

TrojanRB, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

NYR_Rob, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip. Bottle says 7.6% ABV rather than the above-noted 7.5%.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and not much in the way of visible effervescence. The head, though, is two thick fingers of tenacious, pillowy ivory foam. Quite attractive!

Smell: very sweet, fruity and floral aroma with a nice level of sage in the mix; it's discernible but not overpowering. There's a bit of a chalky character to it that I like as well. Really, it's a very nice composition, but some may find it too sweet; I kind of like the sweetness here, myself.

Taste: sweet, but not as sweet as the aroma; the grassy farmhouse funk plays very well with the sage. It's an oddball brew, but one that I find myself really enjoying.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good, well-integrated carbonation and a concomitantly satisfying creaminess.

Overall: perhaps not an everyday beer, but I am finding this quite enjoyable.

flagmantho, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

beercanman, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

marlow, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Dirksen, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

jsmith6051, May 24, 2013
Photo of BAsbill
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

BAsbill, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle I brought to share at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Release # 7. 6.9% ABV per the label.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and sage aromas. Taste is much the same with sage and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of herbal bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with an interesting sage presence.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

arizcards, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

EyePeeAyBryan, Apr 04, 2013
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
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

SvenHayden, Mar 15, 2013
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
Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Release #4

A: Pours a clear medium to dark golden yellow in color with some light amounts of orange highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a big thick cap in the center and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Upfront there is a huge amount of sage with some more moderate notes of bready & biscuit malts. There are lighter amounts of lemon, citrus, and coriander with just a hint of tangerine.

T: There is a strong herbal component to the flavors of this beer with sage, coriander, white pepper, basil, and lemon zest. There is a light to moderate amount of biscuity/bready malt flavors along with moderate flavors of tangerine citrus. Just a touch of barnyard funk and hay. Light amounts of bitterness which fade fairly quickly.

M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy with a light amount of acidity and just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: This is quite an enjoyable beer but the flavors and aromas are quite intense, making it not the easiest beer that I have ever drank - a small serving is enough for me with this beer and it si definitely one to sip on.

dbrauneis, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

thebouch01, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

dtx00, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

FremontBar, Feb 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

tourdot, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Jmamay22
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick foamy white head that leaves gobs of lacing with each sip. The scent is very strongly influenced by the sage and I love it. I would like to see more use of various herbs in beer. It makes sense with this style too. In addition to the sage is a scent of pepper and a musty yeast influence.

The taste is similar to the scent with a strong sage influence. It then progresses briefly to a unique citrus yeast flavor and sharply finishes with cracked pepper dryness. Great progression of flavor that is refreshing and unique. The mouthfeel is very lively with a lighter body. As the first beer I have had from this brewery I was very impressed and enjoyed the herbal qualities.

Jmamay22, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

zonker17, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

MarkyMOD, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

JeffreyJDavis, Nov 23, 2012
Utah Sage Saison from Epic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.