Straight Up Saison | Epic Brewing Company

Straight Up SaisonStraight Up Saison
BA SCORE
50%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 78 Ratings
Straight Up SaisonStraight Up Saison
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by mrandypandy on 02-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,257
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
78
Liked:
39
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
10.14%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of FreshmanPour77
2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of EgadBananas
2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright, hazy, sunny color with a big fluffy two fingers worth of head. Lace was nice and retention was good. Aroma was heavy of the sweet fruity esters, yeast, herbed bready notes. Tastes was sweet and fruity, yeasty and bready. Had a bit more citrus rind than the aroma, but sweeter than I really like my Saisons. Feel was creamier than crisp, carbonation was median. Not a bad saison but just run of the mill at best.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Straight up--Release #2--is from the exponential series of Epic Brewing. The beer exits the Bomber a surprisingly light golden color with thick creamy cap of white foam. The aroma is tame saison: sour, yeasty, spicy, and peppery. Very dry on the palate--sourish with a very dilute texture. The flavor of sour orchard fruit up front moves to sourness through the center. Watery through the finish as it turns a tad toward the off side from the sourness. This is not the boldest of Saisons, but very drinkable.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of corby112
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Release #15

Pours a cloudy, bright golden yellow color with banana-like hues and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing behind.

Earthy aroma with a decent musty farmhouse presence along with zesty spice, sweet citrus, bready yeast and ester-y light fruit notes. Funky yeast along with straw and hay followed by a strong yeast character. Lots of bread along with some bubblegum and banana. Peppery spice with hints of ginger, coriander and clove. Citric acidity with strong lemon pith and grapefruit. Decent balance in the nose but feels very American with lots of wheat beer characteristics mixed in there.

Slightly watered down and light bodied with crisp carbonation. The earthier farmhouse notes are a bit toned down and the bitterness/hop presence is stronger than expected. Dry and earthy with hints of grass, pine, wet hay and straw. This is complimented by a prominent zesty spice presence that lingers throughout giving off hints of white pepper, ginger and coriander. The citrus presence stands out but it tastes less like a wheat beer than it smells. Some bready yeast but the banana and bubblegum notes found in the aroma are muted. Strong lemon acidity in the dry, slightly tart finish. Refreshing and pretty easy to drink but it lacks some depth/complexity. I prefer for the funky saison/farmhouse flavors to be stronger but they are pretty tame here.

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Photo of CPAles
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Release #2.. I think it says 6.0% now... Purchased at the Boise COOP.. poured into my small tulip glass. Big bubble white head doesn't stick around for too long and leaves only okay lacing.. the brew is hazed lite golden/yellow....

Nose is pretty damned phenolic and not necessarily in a good way... a mild clove and more than a bit of bandaid.. pale malts are present... but the odd phenols are giving me a tough time.

On the palate the phenols turn more into lightly cloved pink bubble gum... still not a big hit for me... plenty of pale malt sweetness.... a touch too much... needs to be drier for sure...

Body also seems pretty big for the style... carbonation is medium but big bubble and doesn't seem spritzy enough..

Despite all my above negatives, this is not a BAD beer... maybe needs some work... and I know that some of my Saison preaching brethren would really like the bubble gum.. okay... seems more like a lesser BPA to me.

3.5/3/3.5/3/3.5

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Photo of Zorro
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Slightly chill hazed sunny yellow gold beer with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and coriander with sweet honeysuckle and flowers aroma. Lesser lemon and pepper scent. Faint hint of mint.

Starts out semi-sweet and herbal spicy. Crush pineapple fruit flavor. Drys out after a bit and the pineapple turns to lemon. Green spice taste of cardamom. OK but it's no Hennepin.

Mouthfeel is Good.

Overall an OK Saison if you want one with a citrus bent to it.

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Photo of KathyG
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Straight Up Saison from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 50% out of 100 with 78 ratings
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