Apex Predator | Off Color Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
offcolorbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
When you brew as much as we do, sometimes we get tired of telling the yeast what to do. For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, we pitch the yeast cold, turn off the temperature control, and let the yeast do it's thing. To our delight, it spat out the sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane. Brewed only with grain and sugar unencumbered by the heat of the kiln, we create a hazy, golden body. Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite. Pounce on the opportunity to let it part your lips and you may find yourself at the top of the food chain.

35 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 01-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
945
Reviews:
148
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.58%
 
 
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29
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Ratings: 945 |  Reviews: 148
Photo of DrDemento456
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Droppdeadfred
4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of petrie777
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mjwellman
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the quintessential Saison. Beautiful cloudy straw yellow in color. Wonderful sweet & citrus aroma. The taste is light and fruity. It has a little hoppiness and carbonation. Overall a wonderful beer especially on hot summer day

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwbetts
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

6/20/17 - Served from a bottle into a pint glass at Formento's in Chicago. Nice and smooth saison. Very drinkable. Glad I tried this one, but moved onto wine with our dinner.

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Photo of BrewSTL
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of celebrator2k11
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing was slightly spotty and here and there. The smell had nice fresh sweet grassy tones roll over light sweet bready yeasty orange aromas. With a little bit of pepper, everything rounds out super nice. The taste had a sticky sweet flavor rolling over the light breadiness and bringing in a nice semi-spiced flavoring underneath. There’s a sweet sticky aftertaste with a quick little spiced sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation is light and pretty good allowing the sweet breadiness and light spices stick to my tongue nicely. Overall, this was a really nice saison, semi-dry that I would love to have again.

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Photo of dflo32
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of braican
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erk0607
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Great for a saison... straw yellow with a bubbly, soft white head, no visible effevesence
Smell: A bit yeasty from what I can tell, but I can't smell much due to a cold...
Taste: Unique... somewhat of a bitter take on a saison with the hop profile, enough so that it makes you stop and think, but not enough to turn you away
Feel: Full, foamy, decent carbonation... fits the bill nicely.
Overall: No frills, farmhouse ale with a bitter backbone to support it. It would be interesting to pair with a sweeter pasta like a vodka sauce.

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Photo of Obake21
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good beer. Pours with a good head from the flaked wheat and is a light yellow color that is slightly hazy. It has tons of bubbles that is refreshing. The malt and hops blend nicely. The hops just come through to make things interesting and give it a lemony kick at the end, but still very much a Farmhouse ale with lots of wheat/malt on the front.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow, with a low, but dense, foam.

Smell is a bit funky, with yeast, apricot and a bit of pear chipping in.

The taste is really good, starts of yeasty with some hints of smoked sausage and apricot. Some funk and booze join the party, and the whole thing is closed out with a nice soft hoppy bitterness.

Medium bodied, less carbonated than most Euro versions.

I really liked this. It seemed like a veru American take on a classsic European style, in a good way. Lots of nuances playing well together, a treat to drink.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Apex Predator from Off Color Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 945 ratings.
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