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Apex Predator - Off Color Brewing

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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 21
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

01-15-2014 13:18:49 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of peppery spices are present in the nose along with notes of lemons.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and tastes like lemon-pepper spice mix to some degree.
M: It feels a bit more than light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The saison has a nice balance between the lemons and peppers in the taste and is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 02:41:52 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-03-2014 17:01:20 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-26-2014 03:11:47 | More by acurtis
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2%

05-27-2014 01:49:49 | More by jaydoc
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

06-14-2014 16:17:40 | More by spycow
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oberon

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into my Hennepin stemmed glass a slight hazed lemon yellow with just a tinge of orange,a great looking one finger bone white head that settled slowly into a frothy mass.Alot of lemon and orange oils in the nose wich gives off some tartness,mild funk in the background.Dry with a little toasted grain upfront on the palate with a little tartness from lemon-like notes,not much funk or phenols to be found wich I like.Very drinkable and dry with refreshing tartness,awesome summer beer here,my first Off Color beer is a hit.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 20:03:46 | More by oberon
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-20-2014 18:40:27 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pale pastel yellow gold, topped with a rocky head of soufflé foam that leaves lots of lacing behind as it slowly deflates. There's a slight haze, and slow rising trails of carbonation.

Aroma is all fruity hops, apparently dry hopped with Crystal. In the distinctive vein of Nelson, but it's own thing. Some light yeast spiciness comes through, mild clove.

Taste is more straightforward, quenching and light foremost, with an undercurrent of complexity that keeps the mind interested. Light notes of spicy yeast esters and dried fruit, alongside minor notes of dried floral bits. Crystal hops provide the x-factor that keeps you guessing. Simple but pleasantly nuanced.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2014 04:46:17 | More by emerge077
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-02-2014 00:47:16 | More by largadeer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-29-2014 02:33:59 | More by JAHMUR
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-10-2014 05:37:56 | More by nickfl
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

05-06-2014 02:00:28 | More by drabmuh
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-10-2014 13:43:07 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a saison better in overall impression than any of its component parts taken in isolation. this is a fantastic four pack of beer, finally reasonably priced from these guys too. its hazy honey colored with large soda bubbles accumulating into a fizzy grayish white head thats relatively short lived. the nose on this suggests a basic french saison yeast, but its way too background to be just that. not sure i detect brett, but that level of funk is appearing on the smell as well, maybe a subtle brett C type strain here, real mild. wheat malt base is comfortable, round, and a good base for a very complex yeast character and a grassy bittering hop finish. i love the marketing and packaging on it just as much as the beer itself, witty and tasteful, like most of the beers ive had from off color in general actually. i hope their stuff continues to come to colorado, its unique enough to stand out, like when stillwater four packs first landed. dry as anything in the finish, despite have an oaty sweet middle. fantastic carbonation finishes it clean, just a hit of that white wine french saison yeast as it goes down. drinking all four of these in a sitting was a delight, and a sixer would not have been an issue. stoked on this.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 22:19:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-21-2014 02:49:46 | More by oline73
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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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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

06-01-2014 01:21:42 | More by mendvicdog
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

07-13-2014 16:39:40 | More by orangesol
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy pale golden yellow in color with minimal amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and some straw yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall slightly fizzy foamy off-white head that reduces to a small slightly thick patch, surrounded by a mottled patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly sour pale malts and wheat with a moderate to strong presence of lemon citrus and spicy/peppery yeast.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts and wheat with a slight hint of sour funkiness and just a touch of grass/hay. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of lemon citrus and spicy/peppery yeast. Very light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with just slightly less than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Refreshing and extremely easy to drink with well hidden alcohol - I was surprised to see that this beer was 6.5% ABV. A very nice beer for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 02:42:31 | More by dbrauneis
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-15-2014 20:08:10 | More by mothman
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-20-2014 23:17:20 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-08-2014 22:10:32 | More by mdaschaf
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-22-2014 15:29:47 | More by scruffwhor
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A big, sweet aroma of light fruit, malt, and the saison funkiness.

T: Tasted of the saison funk, some spices (cloves), yeast, grain, and a surprisingly large amount tropical fruit (tasted like mangoes to me). A different twist on the typical saison. Very light, fruity and tasty.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a prickly, lively finish. Light-bodied.

O: I don't think this beer will appeal to everyone, especially purists, but it is an interesting take on the style. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 12:41:37 | More by avalon07
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Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
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