Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle (release #1) from Epic
Appearance: Hazy yellow with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Brett, lemon and pepper
Taste: Dusty caramel, brett and saison spices with a dry wine finish
Very nice and easy drinking smooth.
Gription79 (2246) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. A great aroma of brettanomyces, saison yeast, sour apple, and some hay. The flavor is tame in comparison, the saison yeast dominates with the brettanomyces coming up after that, lots of fruit also and a slight tartness. A nice wild ale from Epic.
douglas88 (5898) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. The base beer for this is great so I expected a lot. I’m not sure what barrels are used, but seems to me like white wine. Pours a bright and cloudy orange/yellow color with a medium white head. The nose is initially quite sour and dusty with some lemons. A sweet bretty flavor throughout with citrus, zesty lemon peel, some dry earthiness, light vinous fruity barrels (maybe there are some red wine notes?). Very easygoing and nice. The Brett infusion is quite nice, in a way I think the barrel comes in pretty big as well. Quite dry. There’s a lot here to remind me of Brainless of Peaches or Cherries with obvious big differences. Overall, tangy and sweet but also dry and funky. Well done.
russj117 (5) - Utah, USA - JAN 26, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
i love the sour style, so that’s my bias.
very sweet and tart. smells almost like champagne. taste is initially sweet, then tart, with hints of apple and peach. the 8.8% is VERY well masked, and this beer is quite drinkable. finish is lingering tart.
overall an amazing beer from epic. this is what i had hoped the sour apple saison would taste like. and as an ex-mormon i find the name hilarious. very good!