Utah Sage Saison | Epic Brewing Company

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140 Ratings
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Utah Sage SaisonUtah Sage Saison
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.64%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Jennille
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coolandy007
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFC21
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Auraan
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a gorgeous cloudy orange body with golden highlights and one finger of rich, foamy head. A wonderful looking saison. Scents of strong fruity esters upfront with notes of apricot, citrus, marmalade, a spicy yeast character with notes of white pepper, light clove and limited amounts of lemon zest and safe in the background. Overall impression is of a typical Saison base, rich in esters with lesser spicy phenols playing a good supporting role and just enough of the sage coming through to add some depth. Not a fabulously unique saison, but well executed. Flavor begins with medium sweetness with notes of apricot, white pepper, slight herbal/floral flavors, a light tang and some medium citrus character. Middle continues citrus flavors, along with white pepper, adding a bitter herbal touch that I believe is from sage, and a light touch of lemon zest and floral/herbal hops. Finish is medium-dry with notes of lemon zest, white pepper, some light sage bitterness and a touch of bright citrus. Aftertaste is white pepper, giving way to an herbal bitterness that from past experience I know to be the aftertaste of sage. Overall impression of flavor is of a nice saison, true to style, but with a little depth added by the sage. It could stand to be a more robust part of the overall flavor profile however. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with high, effervescent carbonation and a wonderful light acidity keeping it bright and balancing the dry finish. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a classic saison, true to style, refreshing and well done. Overall this is a very good saison. It has a classic armor and flavor, enhanced somewhat by the sage addition, though it could stand to be more robust. It is aided by a classic mouthfeel that is fantastic. A good saison and quite refreshing.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbuddy21
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmoen
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bnoise11
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JWAnslow79
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Atacama_Rain
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of sunsjammer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of disya1
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of reizorc
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Comiha
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of indy351
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jemarent
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of bram325
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of mush
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of beergoot
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Release #18, SLC #1762.

Light golden hue to the body with a very thick, rocky, billowing white head (4.0). Big spicy, sage nose; peppery; hay; yeasty (4.25). Pepper and sage flavors; phenolic; tart and bitter (4.25). Medium bodied; very dry finish (4.0).

A most interesting and heady beer. The aroma is perfumy and pungent right away and it and the flavor just keeps on going. I don't know what spices were actually used (other than sage), but the whole enchilada exudes depth and complexity throughout the aroma and taste. For something different, this beer is it. It's bold yet approachable and, if it's to your tastes, quite drinkable.

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Photo of DeFaz
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Utah Sage Saison from Epic Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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