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Epic Saison - The Wild Beer Co.

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 28
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Wild Beer Co. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 01-26-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 28
Reviews by StJamesGate:
Photo of StJamesGate
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dirty blonde with a tower of loose pitted white froth and a steady stream of bubbles up the middle and lots of crust.
Pencil eraser, flowers, bubble gum and lemon custard on the nose.
Sweet pastry dough and angel food cake, a big rubbery phenol tang with some barnyard, then soap, lemon balm and some pretty rough citrus and aspirin hops.
Mild papaya finish and lingering white pepper spice.
Light, crisp, slight cling.

Lower ABV, or should I say more traditional, than most saisons these days. Yet some how manages to be hard work. Big flavors, but they're all over the place - it's a rocket dog of a yeast that they used. A grower, but still pretty rough.

Can't hang with this, but I should just really stop drinking Sorachi Ace beers.

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Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of MarkJBurch
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of eric5bellies
2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from my Duvel tulip. An English take on a Saison ! that is unusual,

A - Pours the classic saison look with it being cloudy and honeycomb colour. The head reduces to a film and laces.

S - Very hoppy with some sweetness in the background

T - Has and almost pale ale type flavour, the belgian character is not there.The hop profile is way too eminent for this style.

M - Light to Medium body with low to medium carbonation. maybe a touch thin

O - I'm not sure what hops were used in this beer but they are a misfit. Every aspect of this beer says saison except for the slightly overt hoppiness.

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Photo of vinicole
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky yellow. Little to no head. Bits floating around.
Mainly grapefruit aroma with some other fruits. Smells lovely.
Not what I expected in the taste. Spicy, astringent and very bitter.
Not for my palate I'm afraid.

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Photo of cam12
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mdagnew
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of risenz
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jinn
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of personpitch
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DispyDnb
2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jason_Tyler
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a St. Thomas goblet.

Pours a hazy golden colour with a lively white head. Tons of sediment.

Smells quite hoppy and yeasty.

Tastes of light malts, fruity, peppery and citrusy hops, and a lot of yeast. Hops and (mostly) yeast are a bit too overpowering, leading to a slightly unpleasant taste. Light - mid bodied, very fizzy.

Overall an okay beer, not a great saison from my experience though.

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Photo of GarthT
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Kirk
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JavierGC
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of stcules
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy orange appearance, with a good amount of beige foam, not too beautiful.
Orange peel and white pepper in the nose, and a light tropical note.
In the taste some bretta is noticeable, but quite light, and a bit overwhelmed by spiciness and citrus note (tangerine).
Hop in the aftertaste, but again, more pepper and citric.
Pleasant, good beer.

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Photo of Tdenham
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wl0307
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle-conditioned in a 330ml slim brown bottle, no 31/01/2014; served mildly chilled in a Hapkin’s short-stemmed tulip-shaped sniffer.

A: pours a hazy dark golden colour with a huge and tight off-white rocky froth on top of a healthy flow of fizziness.
S: mango-ish, lime-zesty, and grassy comes the hops on a par with peppery and semi-fennel-ish spicy esters and lactose-sugar drink-like yeasty aroma; given a swirl, the funky and perfumy elements intertwine to deliver a really fruity and enjoyable aroma, always with a neat, beautiful acidity which surrounds the mildly sweet malt body.
T: effervescent, the foretaste comes fiercely bitter and tangy, settling only slowly to deliver a bit of citric-zesty flavour, munbean-paste-like estery yeastiness and an uncompromising level of attenuation, rendering a lightly spicy, tannic bitter and utterly dry palate in the long finish, always with a decent level of acidity on the side.
M&O: despite being effervescent, the carbonation level is quite good for this type of ale, while the hops and yeasts both contribute a lot to the generally dry, bitter palate and really decent acidity enjoyed throughout the drink. Personally, I really really like the end product in this bottle, although the yeasty and sour-sweet fruitiness might have succumbed to the high level of attenuation rendered by the maturation process and bottle-conditioning.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Epic Saison from The Wild Beer Co.
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