Sour Apple Saison | Epic Brewing Company

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81
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476 Ratings
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Sour Apple SaisonSour Apple Saison
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
Ratings:
476
Reviews:
141
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
59
For Trade:
1
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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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Perhaps re-classified as a herb/spice beer - I can appreciate it for those aspects of he brew, but it's saison qualities are background.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 650 mL bomber, shared with mughugger amongst others.

A: The saison is a pale straw color, lighter in hue that most saisons. The light ale appropriately supports a stark white head. Very foamy, it looks effervescent.

S: The nose has apples and spices, cinnamon and sage principally. The apples, sour as they are, don't seem out of place in this Belgian ale.

T: Sage and mint stand out, very spicy flavors that are almost hot. Cinnamon follows, prepping the taster for the apples to come. Those apples, green and sour, have plenty of sweet juices. The effect of the bubbles is to drive all of the flavor away quickly after each sip is swallowed. Interesting but quite spicy.

M: Syrupy sweet and spicy, the mouthfeel runs all over the place. Those flavors are fast to fade though, disappearing almost instantaneously.

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Thanks for sharing MisterClean!

A: Pours a pale light lemon color with a thick but very active short-lived bright white head.
S: I get notes of light green fruits, leafy scents, parsley(?), spices, cardamom, apples and cinnamon. Strange.
T: I get hints of lightly sour green apples, green herbal and leafy scents, Belgian yeast, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, and other spices. Nutmeg in the finish. Dry.
M: Very frothy carbonation, medium body. A bit too bubbly.
O: Very strange but it does taste as it sounds. Reminds me of Saison du Buff. Thanks for sharing!

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Sour Apple Saison from Epic Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 476 ratings.
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