Sour Apple Saison | Epic Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
476 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 476 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of thumperskibum
4.24/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice light sour with a tasty apple taste to blend a balanced belgian

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdkitchi
4.14/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farnswurth
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Heavy handed with the spices and Belgian yeast.

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

Photo of Nuggetz
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Dave1999
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is yellow in colour with a huge foamy white head.

The smell is sour apple,quite faint. There's yeast, lemon like a regular saison.

The taste is sour apple, lemon some light hop bitterness. There's a bit of a soapy taste as well.

The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation, very easy drinking.

Overall not very complex and the sour apple is pretty light but enjoyable still the same. The 8% abv isn't detectable at all. If it didn't have a soapy taste I would've rated it higher.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anvilx
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of jmartinger
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of dseanv
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of mchegash
2.65/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - 2.5/5
Pours an extremely clear orange-yellow-gold. No head. Can see the carbonation rising up at a moderate rate. The beers clearness makes it looks almost like a cider to me, which I would say earns the beer negative points.

Smell - 2.5/5
Smells of beer and nutmeg. Smells like a pumpkin beer to me. Not what I want with this beer. Besides the nutmeg, there are subtle bready-spicy saison smells as well.

Taste - 2.5/5
Tastes of alcohol, nutmeg (not nearly as strong as the smell though...thank goodness). I am trying real hard to taste the 'sour apple', but the best I can taste is a vague fruity tartness. Overall, this beer is nothing special, doesn't taste like it advertises, and the taste overall is not very good.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Very smooth. Carbonation is fairly light. Light to medium in body. In between creamy and crisp. While the mouthfeel is nothing spectacular, considering all the low ratings for the rest of the beer, the mouthfeel is the best part.

Overall - 2.75/5
I was really expecting a lot more from this beer. I couldn't taste the sour apple at all, and there was the overpowering and seemingly out-of-place nutmeg flavor. There were really no good aspects to this beer. Not something I would ever get again, or ever recommend. This is my first that I can remember from Epic Brewing, and I will probably not be trying anything from them for a long time.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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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Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of einman
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mendvicdog
2.25/5  rDev -37%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mkf629
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.25/5  rDev +19%

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