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Apex Predator - Off Color Brewing

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88
very good

219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-15-2014)
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mdfb79

New York

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 02/01/14 notes. On tap at The Jeffrey in NYC. 14 oz. pour in a snifter.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy yellow-golden color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of Belgian yeast, spices, fruity esters, bananas, cloves, bready malts, and wheat. Nice Belgian notes and lots of fruit to it, I like the nose.

t - Tastes of spices, pepper, fruity malts, soap, apples, bananas, pine hops, grains, and wheat. More spice than the nose, a slight step down from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice saison. Nose is and fruity with Belgian notes, though the taste has more spice. Worth checking out, would probably have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2014 18:37:48 | More by mdfb79
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TheFizzinator

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apex Predator pours a beautiful light golden straw color. At least 2 fingers of head that sticks around for quite a while and does not dissipate. The nose is excellent, huge scent of pineapple, grapefruit skins, ruby red grapefruit inners, a little bit of that body odor quality. It's all done with a very subtle hand too. The taste is just a nice wash of these fruits down the gullet. It's subtle but still noticeable what they are doing with this beer, the flavors don't punch you in the face but it's like a nice tropical blend that meets a Belgian style saison.

Was pretty impressed with this one, one of the most flavorful, yet even handed saison I have ever tried.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 14:08:49 | More by TheFizzinator
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Vinithing

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-01-2014 02:46:46 | More by Vinithing
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

08-01-2014 02:14:37 | More by paulish
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3fdread

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-01-2014 01:04:38 | More by 3fdread
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staaaaalin

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-31-2014 23:33:18 | More by staaaaalin
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portmand1ngo

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

07-31-2014 19:11:35 | More by portmand1ngo
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

07-29-2014 15:23:34 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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blairdils

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

07-28-2014 22:56:09 | More by blairdils
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-28-2014 05:03:33 | More by Jones153
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spoony

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 355 ml bottle into a tulip. No date that I could find.

A-The beer has almost two fingers of white head from a normal pour. There is some lacing left behind as the head fades. The beer is sunny and bright straw-colored without much in the way of visible carbonation. A murk obscures the view through the glass.

S-The aroma is on the lighter side with lemon, spice, dough, Belgian yeast, and some dried grass. The smell fits the style profile, but is nothing spectacular.

T-The taste is similar to the smell, but better. Flavors include lemon (which gives just a bit of tartness), a light spice mixture, some Belgian yeast, dried grass, and a bit of musty white grape. The beer has a nice, complex mixture of tartness and doughy, spicy, sweeter flavors.

M-The heft is medium to light with semi-crisp, active carbonation. A nice example of the style.

O-This is a very enjoyable beer. Like the other offerings I have had from Off Color, this beer drinks well without trying too hard to impress with a bunch of alcohol or odd flavors. I would happily drink this again, preferably sitting outside in the sunshine of a warm summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 02:27:43 | More by spoony
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 23:53:56 | More by 510a
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 19:14:46 | More by ahbithwabm
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Sonofalime

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 01:07:38 | More by Sonofalime
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-26-2014 04:28:07 | More by whatsgoody
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California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2014 04:28:01 | More by mrkdwrds
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Bushwacker393

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-24-2014 16:25:30 | More by Bushwacker393
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-24-2014 03:19:13 | More by JohnSnowNW
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip glass.

A - Pours a hazy pale golden color with a faint orangey tint. A finger of rocky white head lingers briefly falling to leave an even skim coat on the surface of the beer and a thick, foamy collar around the glass.

S - Very citrusy featuring lemons and oranges up front. A bit sweet and also showing some floral aromas, traces of hay, a bit yeasty.

T - Spicy, hoppy bitterness up front backed by light citrus, a bit of a cool herbal character, grassy/hay, yeasty, a bit spicy...surprisingly good.

M - Light body, spicy hop character, lots of farmhouse fermentation goodness, spritzy medium carbonation.

O - Nice, easy drinking farmhouse ale. Not mind-blowing, but solid all around. I would buy this regularly in warmer months and be plenty happy with it. A pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 23:07:54 | More by portia99
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immunerecordings

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-22-2014 03:09:25 | More by immunerecordings
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-21-2014 15:04:19 | More by Rimbimhoot
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-20-2014 23:07:29 | More by tom10101
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

07-20-2014 04:18:40 | More by JimGlonke
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smbslt

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

07-19-2014 16:52:04 | More by smbslt
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-19-2014 16:00:06 | More by Hellpop65
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Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.