Solar Trans Amplifier | Epic Ales

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Brewed by:
Epic Ales
Washington, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A farmhouse ale brewed with malted barley, rice, hops, ginger and camomile. Spicy and floral with a dry, semi-tart finish. Best enjoyed fresh and cold.

Added by RedDiamond on 02-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of draheim
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL (Bottled 4.15, Batch #1, 27 cases) into a tulip. Pours a pale yellow w/ a fluffy soft white head, good retention, nice patchy lace, good carbonation.

Aroma is a blend of Belgian yeast, ripe banana, clove, citrus, and floral esters.

Taste follows nose. Pale bready malt, banana, clove and other spices, and a juicy orange and lemon twist. A subtle hint of tartness.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, semi-dry finish. Drinkable and refreshing.

Overall a nice, sessionable witbier.

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Photo of Asics
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MEvan1
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deesbeers
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of LittleDon
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Light copper with little to no head or lace, possibly due to age. Minimal carbonation. Aroma had me thinking Belgian, honey, cloves, very little grain. Flavor is nothing like the aroma. The camomile and sugars combine well, making for a flowery, somewhat earthy flavor. Slight sourness. and a surprisingly bitter finish. Should have tried this when I first bought it.

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Photo of beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a medium gold color, much darker than a typical Wit, but a very nice color. There was about 1/4 inch of white head that had moderate retention and light lacing.

There was a nice base grain scent, a bit of yeast, and the Chamomile was solidly notable. The ginger was barely apparent in the nose, but had a brighter presence on the palate. The rest of the flavors were fairly close to the scents, and surprisingly didn't clash.

The body was decently medium, had a fair bit of effervescence, and a nice dry finish. Drinkability was good, depending on how you like the spices. Overall, a pretty nice little beer that's not going to be for everyone, but it's worth a shot if you see it.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of match1112
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

thanks to Lazerlobe for the bottle, batch 4

a: heavy thick creamy yellow body, bottle starts gushing as soon as the cap is pryed off. three inches of bright white thick creamy head settles to a very thin cap of tight knit bubbles.

s: wheat, yeast, sourness, light ginger and camomille.

t: sour dough bread comes to mind, lucky for me i like it. subtle flowery presence that is quickly overpowered by the sour/tartness of it. yeast seems to be balanced out better in the taste than on the nose.

m: thick and chewy, maybe a tad much on the carbonation. tartness lingers on the tongue with a dry finish.

o: at first smell i didn't think i was gonna like this, but after a couple of sips it is really growing on me. not sure i would seek it out but really happy to of had the chance to try it. thanks again lazerlobe!

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of harrymel
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: earlier.
Batch 1
ABV %6

Pours a nice copper ale with little carbonation character. Smells strait ginger with lots of yeast and the chamomile sweetens it a bit. There's a PixieStik character. I think I like the smell. Tastes of soap and ginger and lemongrass and limes, and lots sour. The ladies around me are starting to dislike it, not me. This is really tasty. Thin with hi carb and a nice puckering finish. I like this beer. They think there is a metallic character, but I'm not catching that.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Solar Trans Amplifier from Epic Ales
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 39 ratings