Sour Apple Saison
Epic Brewing Company

Sour Apple SaisonSour Apple Saison
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From:
Epic Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
80
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 15.3%
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
339
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 13, 2020
Added:
Jun 12, 2010
Wants:
  33
Gots:
  60
SCORE
80
Good
Sour Apple SaisonSour Apple Saison
Notes: Sweet, yet dry and tart, apples spiced with coriander, grains of paradise, anise, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger. There is no wrong way to enjoy this Saison Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale!
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Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 13, 2020
 
Rated: 2.77 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

May 29, 2019
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look - hazy yellow color with a lasting white head and skimming
Smell - sweet light spices and grains slight apple
Taste - slight apple but more than the scent, alot of the rest like the scent
Feel - medium full body and a medium carbonation
Overall - pretty good beer
Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by mrcraft from California

Nov 04, 2018
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
[Original rating 2012-07-28] Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma is apple, nutmeg and clove. Taste is sour apple with a bitter finish, some black pepper in the finish. This is very well done, the apple is noticeable but not over done, the belgian base comes through very nicely.
Oct 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Slightly foggy sparkling pale gold with a fizzy head that condenses to a persistent thin but fluffy film and creamy collar.

Smell is pear, cinnamon and pie crust with clove and licorice, bringing it to an almost potpourri-like aroma, in a bad way.

The "sour" part is more like grapey-lemon maybe, but it's not very present, as the spicy phenolic yeast takes hold. I find myself repeating myself yet again in an Epic "Saison" review--it's so spice-forward it's almost like cinnamon, and I guess that helps emulate an apple-like flavor with an apple pie-like notes, but it's also kind of pumpkin pie-like actually, which ultimately is too weird to fully enjoy.

A very frothy but also light effervescence disappears off the palate quickly to a thin body with a semi-wet, sparkling finish.
Sep 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by axf4129 from Indiana

Oct 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.7 by MAR_801 from Utah

Sep 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.21 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jun 06, 2017
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Rated by micropale from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Too much cinnamon.
Apr 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Apr 01, 2017
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This beer was a breath of fresh air very different smells and great flavor. Smells of a basic saison with heightened Apple cinnamon and some anise notes. Flavor started off with a pretty strong licorice but drinking it over time mended the funky and wet hey flavors from the style and the tart apple base with a lot of cinnamon flavor. The ginger really brings it all together. Body is pretty good drinks quite light for 8% with a nice smooth sweet finish. Overall quite worth it for $6 a pour with a 16 ounce pint
Mar 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.28 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jan 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Nov 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.26 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Sep 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2016
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
8/22....pours thick hazy dirty gold, with foam that settles out completely. Buttery, apple rum, butterscotch nose. Quite pleasant. Taste opens with a tart apple and spills into a funky yeasty Belgian blend. Slight bitter buried in their too. Complex and wonderful.
Sep 11, 2016
 
Rated: 2.66 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Aug 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by maz from Illinois

Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by jeffthepony from Georgia

Aug 03, 2016
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Release #66
This pours a clouded golden color with thin foaming. There's a prominent green apple aroma, and for once it's not by accident. I get a hint of funky esters underneath, with a light hint of peach and wet hay. The flavor is surprisingly tart, perhaps due to the extra time I sat on the bottle, with a drying finish. Overall muddled, but subtract the green apple and I might have more kind things to say.
Jul 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.12 by DocWaters from Illinois

Jun 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by CPAles from Illinois

May 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.55 by Gtg642 from Michigan

May 14, 2016
 
Rated: 2.33 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.17 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Apr 27, 2016
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Rated by adamdescott from Texas

2.42/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
Drain Pour.
Apr 16, 2016
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into pint glass, color is gold, opaque, head is off white and presents thin then dissipates to a ring.

Smell is tart, then light off yeast, than it reminds me off a lighter spiced warm cider with cloves and ginger coming through prominently.

Taste is similar to the aroma with a big tart start, then some yeast dryness and a big finish of the spice mixture, anise, coriander, ginger, cloves are prominent.

Mouthfeel is a bit dry with a touch of sour pucker.

Overall, this is a unique brerw, something I could see pairing with dessert at thanksgiving as it has enough sweetness and spice to mingle well with those flavors.
Apr 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by soupyman10 from District of Columbia

Mar 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Dols401 from Utah

3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Release #71

Pours golden with a thick white head that dissipates quickly.Light Lacing. The yeast and malt are the main aromas. My wife could really pick out the apple but I felt they were over powered by the malt and yeast. The taste is very malt and yeast forward. You have to really let this one sit on your tongue to get that sour fruitiness. The longer a drank this beer the more it grew on me. It is a sipping beer, but a single glass would be good on a hot summers day if you had someone to share the 22 oz bottle with. Otherwise, this a dinner party or drinks with friends kinda beer IMO. If you are fan of sours, you'll enjoy this beer. I did.

I felt it was slightly too carbonated but my taste buds might be a touch sensitive because I have been drinking a lot of stouts and Imperial IPAs that are far less carbonated.
Feb 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.68 by shoretaxi from New Jersey

Feb 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by MonkeyBread from Nevada

Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 2.84 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

Jan 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by tbone1384 from Wyoming

Dec 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by jrob21 from Georgia

Dec 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Nov 12, 2015
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Reviewed by That_Turtle from New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
White head quickly vanished to straw body. Fruity, strongly medicinal nose. Tart apple and subdued peppermint taste with pleasingly dry finish. Paired nicely with a star anise and grains of paradise heavy homemade potato and leek soup. I don't expect that I would have enjoyed it as much on its own.
Oct 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Oct 19, 2015
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a bomber at the Tempe Bevmo in early August for $9.99. Release #57 bottled on 4/8/15.

Beer poured straw with a decent white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is slightly medicinal, with Christmas spices.

Taste is slightly medicinal as well, cinnamon, apple juice, slight nutmeg bitterness.

Feel is light to medium bodied with a classic saison feel.

Overall an OK beer, not sure if this is an off batch or bottle. The apple does not compliment the base beer which i have always liked.
Oct 18, 2015
 
Rated: 2.86 by kerry4porters from Arizona

Oct 13, 2015
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