Epic Saison | The Wild Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Wild Beer Co.
England, United Kingdom
wildbeerco.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CwrwAmByth on 01-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,483
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
40
pDev:
10.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by StJamesGate:
Photo of StJamesGate
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dirty blonde with a tower of loose pitted white froth and a steady stream of bubbles up the middle and lots of crust.
Pencil eraser, flowers, bubble gum and lemon custard on the nose.
Sweet pastry dough and angel food cake, a big rubbery phenol tang with some barnyard, then soap, lemon balm and some pretty rough citrus and aspirin hops.
Mild papaya finish and lingering white pepper spice.
Light, crisp, slight cling.

Lower ABV, or should I say more traditional, than most saisons these days. Yet some how manages to be hard work. Big flavors, but they're all over the place - it's a rocket dog of a yeast that they used. A grower, but still pretty rough.

Can't hang with this, but I should just really stop drinking Sorachi Ace beers.

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Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy bright yellow color with white head. Aroma has some sweet and spicy yeast notes with herbal hops. Taste follows spicy and herbal with an earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's pretty nice but a bit too yeasty.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a glossy burnt paper amber color with two and a half finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some speckled lace ran here and there.
The aroma had some apple cider vinegar, white pepper, green pepper, white bread, lemon pulp and rind bitterness, sour yeastiness (Brett, maybe, I guess), herbal to earthy character and a touch of some grassy to earthiness at the end.
The flavor leaned into the sourness initially and developed some of the herbal to earthiness as it warmed. Light grassiness with the apple cider vinegar came in and around with the green pepper, white bread and lemon pulp. Mild aftertaste reached into breadiness and sour edge.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch under with a fair sipping quality about it due to the sour level becoming a bit harsh along my tongue. ABV did feel fine. Carbonation felt just a touch above but I wasn't bothered by it. Finish was sour and absorbing with the white bread and lemon pulp.
Overall, either a "sour-ed" saison or an American wild ale, either way, I'd still have again.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml Bottle. Pours a pale orange body with a creamy, off-white head that settles as a fully lasting layer, good lacing. Aroma is tangerine, banana and Belgian yeast. Taste has peppery hops with citrus, orange and spicy. Aftertaste has a mild bitterness with citrus & peppery spice. Overall a very enjoyable beer

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Photo of eric5bellies
2.91/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank from my Duvel tulip. An English take on a Saison ! that is unusual,

A - Pours the classic saison look with it being cloudy and honeycomb colour. The head reduces to a film and laces.

S - Very hoppy with some sweetness in the background

T - Has and almost pale ale type flavour, the belgian character is not there.The hop profile is way too eminent for this style.

M - Light to Medium body with low to medium carbonation. maybe a touch thin

O - I'm not sure what hops were used in this beer but they are a misfit. Every aspect of this beer says saison except for the slightly overt hoppiness.

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Photo of vinicole
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky yellow. Little to no head. Bits floating around.
Mainly grapefruit aroma with some other fruits. Smells lovely.
Not what I expected in the taste. Spicy, astringent and very bitter.
Not for my palate I'm afraid.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of safaricook
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leitmotif
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jinn
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.79/5  rDev +5%

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3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.7/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Epic Saison from The Wild Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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