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Apex Predator - Off Color Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | 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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OpaqueBrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-09-2014 01:22:26 | More by OpaqueBrew
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Matt73

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-08-2014 23:23:45 | More by Matt73
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.9%

08-08-2014 21:47:33 | More by kscaldef
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utopiajane

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured a hazed straw color yellow. Bright but chalky glow to the beer. A a fat white head of creamy foam is loathe to fall on this one and clings and leaves lace. The nose is gay with a touch of soft malt sweetness and bright sweet orange. A bit of the sweet lemon peel and some herbal round out this nose. There is a bit of yeast with a good funk on it and of all the characteristics I have mentioned this one is the most rugged. Taste is wonderful This is a delicate bit of soft bread with a drizzle of honey. The bright and delicate orange and some tart lemon. The grass is sweet on this and there's a touch of spice as it finishes. Finishes perfectly dry and with a bubbly carbonation that adds lightness. The body is supple and medium, the lingering finish is slightly bitter and leaves the sweet orange to resonate alongside it's perfect counterpart the tart lemon .

This was a handsomely crafted beer with all it's facets meeting the other perfectly and gently. it has a serenity in the drink like if you were to come in to a noontime table filled with fruits, cheeses, breads and honey. It drinks gayly but not loudly. It is sweet and gentle and a formidable example of all this style has to offer.

08-08-2014 15:46:09 | More by utopiajane
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ajdemma

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-08-2014 00:54:44 | More by ajdemma
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dsigmon

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-08-2014 00:29:28 | More by dsigmon
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runner72

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-08-2014 00:06:24 | More by runner72
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-05-2014 00:14:42 | More by zeff80
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-04-2014 15:54:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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ericchalifour

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-03-2014 16:38:07 | More by ericchalifour
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MaximumYuks

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-02-2014 05:38:22 | More by MaximumYuks
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-02-2014 03:32:05 | More by BeerOps
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773-F-I-B

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-02-2014 02:08:05 | More by 773-F-I-B
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TheFizzinator

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-27-2014 19:14:46 | More by ahbithwabm
Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.