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Apex Predator - Off Color Brewing

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493 Ratings
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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 12
Gots: 65 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-15-2014

When you brew as much as we do, sometimes we get tired of telling the yeast what to do. For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, we pitch the yeast cold, turn off the temperature control, and let the yeast do it's thing. To our delight, it spat out the sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane. Brewed only with grain and sugar unencumbered by the heat of the kiln, we create a hazy, golden body. Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite. Pounce on the opportunity to let it part your lips and you may find yourself at the top of the food chain.

35 IBU
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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mick303
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy light golden colour with a really great lacing and retention of a pleasant white head.

S- pungent lemon must, evergreen, wildflower honey, clean malt profile, slightly sweet+bready. Florals pop, with a really assertive saison yeast, earthy spice, pepper, lemongrass, really nice and complex balance.

T- florals, lavender, honey, then more of a drying slightly biscuity malt profile. Hay and a complex fruity yeast profile, with some pepper and slightly drying bitterness. Lemony and a bit of a ground cherry note, refreshing throughout with a pleasant yeast character, subtle hops and a clean backdrop, nice.

M- clean and bright, moderate carbonation, very refreshing with a creaminess in the body and then a lingering earthy finish. With some light spice notes. Body is moderate but with a lightness to it.

A very nice saison, I think the aroma was more impressive than the taste, but it's a tough call as this was a well balanced and complex saison, shows some. Traditional crispness and yeast flair with a nice incorporation of the hops. Good stuff.

Photo of MrBoh
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mconner666
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMFish
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.44/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow. Medium white head and a medium collar.

Smell - Honey. Wheat. Kinda yeasty. Pilsner malt aroma.

Taste - Very grainy. Lots of wheat. Sweet pilsner malt. Honey kicks in in the back end. Mineral flavor verging on salty in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Light. Crisp. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Simple, but well made saison.

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3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charlesjwinkler
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.48/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazed light golden color with a fluffy white head that leaves huge swathes of lace with each sip.

S: Definitely reminiscent of Boulevard's Tank 7, smell-wise, which is awesome. Musty brett mixed with a layer of lemon zest and hints of tropical fruit from the yeast.

T: Light grain and bready malt mixed with some lemon and funk. Maybe just a hint of spice on the finish. Very clean with a good amount of funk thrown in. A really solid saison.

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4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.