Straight Up Saison
Epic Brewing Company

Straight Up SaisonStraight Up Saison
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From:
Epic Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
7%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 10.16%
Ratings:
80
Status:
Retired
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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Ratings by ASirahSyrah:
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3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by ASirahSyrah from Texas

Aug 22, 2015
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3.55 by DOCRW from Washington on Nov 21, 2018
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3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by iguanodon from Utah

[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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3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LAp from Ohio

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
 
3.5 by Nat1975 from Indiana on Jan 14, 2017
 
3.64 by Reich90 from Wisconsin on Dec 27, 2016
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MFMB from Idaho

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
 
3.41 by KathyG from Pennsylvania on Jul 16, 2016
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3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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
 
3.48 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Jun 05, 2016
 
3.25 by CPAles from Illinois on May 21, 2016
 
3.56 by Haybeerman from Colorado on Feb 07, 2016
 
3.5 by jrob21 from Georgia on Dec 23, 2015
 
3.89 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Jul 31, 2015
 
3.73 by Poupae from Thailand on May 01, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by pat61 from Minnesota

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
 
3.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Mar 23, 2015
 
4 by Bnoise11 from California on Jan 04, 2015
 
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Nov 21, 2014
 
4 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on Nov 03, 2014
 
4 by BeerNW from Washington on Oct 16, 2014
 
4 by CUBeerBuff from Washington on Oct 10, 2014
 
3.5 by MSandahl23 from Indiana on Oct 03, 2014
 
3.5 by jemarent from Michigan on Sep 29, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

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
 
4.03 by Tuckersmth from California on Sep 16, 2014
 
3.5 by st9647v3 from New Jersey on Sep 13, 2014
 
3.5 by tkdchampxi from New Jersey on Aug 29, 2014
 
4.08 by belzo35 from Ohio on Aug 14, 2014
 
3 by juicebox from Kentucky on Aug 05, 2014
 
3.75 by Nmgreen from New York on Jul 25, 2014
 
3.5 by BSuter from Indiana on Jul 14, 2014
 
4 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Jun 23, 2014
 
3.75 by koopa from New Jersey on Jun 21, 2014
 
3.75 by YeastEnthusiast from New Jersey on Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by SHODriver from North Carolina

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
 
3.5 by spoony from Colorado on May 25, 2014
 
3.75 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2014
 
3.75 by aasher from Indiana on May 24, 2014
 
3.75 by 40ontarget from Colorado on May 21, 2014
Straight Up Saison from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 80 ratings