Straight Up Saison
Epic Brewing Company

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From:
Epic Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
7%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 10.16%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 21, 2018
Added:
Feb 16, 2011
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  8
SCORE
83
Good
Straight Up SaisonStraight Up Saison
Notes: Brewed with barley, oats and wheat, this hazy yellow offering’s silky texture is offset by its high level of carbonation. More spice complexity and malt sweetness refresh the tongue as the wheat and yeast work together to finish dry and slightly sour.
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Rated: 3.55 by DOCRW from Washington

Nov 21, 2018
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
[Original rating 2012-08-11] Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma is straw, spice, yeast. Taste is pretty much the same with a bitter finish. Lively carbonation. A good attempt at a saison but not quite there.
Oct 03, 2018
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Reviewed by LAp from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very impressed with this beer actually, despite the underwhelming things I'd heard about it. Refreshing to taste an adjunct-less saison again. Great, clean, traditional Belgian with no frills. A very well-crafted beer.
Mar 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Nat1975 from Indiana

Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.64 by Reich90 from Wisconsin

Dec 27, 2016
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Reviewed by MFMB from Idaho

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy bright straw yellow. Smells of Belgian yeast light apples and pear. Tastes of sweet malt, apple skin, pear, Belgian yeast and clove. A bit of asilky smooth mouthfeel, medium body. It's good not great. Refreshing.
Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.41 by KathyG from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22oz bottle, @7.9% ABV, and release number, I'm gonna say '35', because, y'know, printing issues, and all. More single-batch, yadda yadda yadda release 'goodness' from this pan Rocky Mountain brewing concern.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and slightly bubbly bone-white head, which leaves but a few examples of remote islet lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of grainy and slightly crackery pale malt, a touch of gritty wheatiness, muddled domestic citrus flesh, mixed pome fruity notes (so, apples and pears, yeah), edgy white pepper and coriander spice, and a subtle earthy, leafy, and grassy green hoppiness. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, a lessened wheaty joint, some muddled citrus and apple/pear fruitiness, loitering yeast, ephemeral white pepper and clove spice, and more plain leafy, weedy, and somewhat perfumed floral hop bitters.

The bubbles are fairly understated in their muted and otherwise don't give a shit frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, just a touch of yeasty intransigence making unwelcome waves here. It finishes off-dry, the base mixed malt keeping the party going, amongst the lingering yeasty and fruity hop esters.

Overall, this is one heady and engaging New World Saison, as the uptick in both the hop and alcohol measures cannot be denied. Easy to drink, especially with the pretty much obfuscated near 16-proof booze quotient causing no problems whatsoever. Yeah, Epic has gone, well, more or less straight up epic with this particular offering.
Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.48 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by CPAles from Illinois

May 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by jrob21 from Georgia

Dec 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by ASirahSyrah from Texas

Aug 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jul 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by Poupae from Thailand

May 01, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This is taken from tasting notes.
A: Pours a cloudy straw color producing a stiff, finely bubbled meringue-like white foam cap that lings to the side of the glass leaving thick lace.
S: Over ripe fruit, slight funk, spice, citrus.
T: It starts spicy and then moves to citrus with a slight funk. It has an underlying sweetness throughout.
F: A big velvety bodied saison with average carbonation to a little below average.
O: A pleasant saison that could use a little more attenuation and carbonation.
Apr 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Mar 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Bnoise11 from California

Jan 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Nov 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by BeerNW from Washington

Oct 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by CUBeerBuff from Washington

Oct 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by MSandahl23 from Indiana

Oct 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jemarent from Michigan

Sep 29, 2014
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle label notes: RELEASE #15, 7.1% ABV, DEN #1522

Clear, light and bright yellow body with lively carbonation and a bubbly, frothy, white head; decent clumps of lacing left on the glass. Grass and old lemon aroma; sage and pepper; mild bread-like yeast notes. Spicy, fruity, tart and dry flavors that mirror much of the aroma. Medium body with a very dry finish.

Straight up and straight forward. Plenty of zesty citrus and peppery spice flavors wrapped up in a nice dry finish. The body is somewhat overly carbonated and slightly thin, but otherwise, everything comes together nicely. A solid offering...
Sep 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.03 by Tuckersmth from California

Sep 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by st9647v3 from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by tkdchampxi from New Jersey

Aug 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.08 by belzo35 from Ohio

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by juicebox from Kentucky

Aug 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nmgreen from New York

Jul 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by BSuter from Indiana

Jul 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Jun 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by koopa from New Jersey

Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by YeastEnthusiast from New Jersey

Jun 08, 2014
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
batch #16

A: poured into a tulip to a hazy light yellow topped by a dense and soapy three finger white head that retains well and leaves excellent lacing
S: smells of peppery yeast, some dry malt, fruity esters and a slight herbal note
T: taste starts off with some fruity esters and then moves to some peppery and spicy yeast, slight phenols as well and some light bready malt. swallow is slightly alcoholic with more fruitiness spice, and herbalness
M: this beer is somewhat light with slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish
O: this beer is clean, refreshing and very drinkable. It's very well made and it hits the marks that I'd expect to find in a saison. Alcohol content might be a little high but it's still pretty solid
Jun 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by spoony from Colorado

May 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by aasher from Indiana

May 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by 40ontarget from Colorado

May 21, 2014
Straight Up Saison from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 80 ratings