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Apex Predator - Off Color Brewing

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very good

474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 10
Gots: 61 | 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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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.

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

Photo of ironchefkook
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jsurfs82
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sendsilk
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Grantotx
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ttylicki
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Caudalie
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of miggy_smalls
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of thetimhortonsman
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jesse13713
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of PG2G
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of pheelingIt
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Didn't like Apex Predator by Off Color Brewing as much as most of the other reviewers that have posted, but then again, I am not real fond of wheat beers. However it is light and easy to drink. Definitely taste and smell the citrus. Good head. The finish is just a little missing for me. I prefer a beer that is more complex. The finish in this beer is the same as the start. No surprises. Overall a nice summer selection.

Photo of poohbearzeccola
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Duff27
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of DrJones
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of hail_seitan
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Sam Adams glass

A - A pale straw body with a foamy, frothy three finger head.

S - Coriander, white pepper, lemon zest, pear, and a touch of yeasty funk.

T - More funky than the smell, with ripe bananas, pear, grass, and spice. The malt is dry and wheaty.

M - A very creamy mouthfeel with a delightfully medium-low carbonation.

O - A saison worth checking out. Goes great with mushroom pizza!

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

But can it be considered an apex predator if I'm consuming it...? Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mild tart lemon, light musty wheat, and a touch of clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with a much milder lemon character and the general sense of Brett. The body is a light medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a pretty solid farmhouse, but the slight mustiness keeps this from standing tall in my eyes.

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3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.