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Sour Apple Saison | Epic Brewing Company

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3.53/5
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478 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by Wasatch on 06-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,018
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
478
pDev:
15.3%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
60
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 478 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MAR_801
4.7/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of micropale
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Too much cinnamon.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
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

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.26/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCHritz
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
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.

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Photo of ZachT
2.66/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of maz
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffthepony
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of elNopalero
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.

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Photo of DocWaters
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gtg642
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.33/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of adamdescott
2.42/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Drain Pour.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
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.

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3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dols401
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.

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3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 478 ratings
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