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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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There may not be a more perfect summer ale. Sweet, yet dry and tart, apples spiced with coriander, grains of paradise, anise, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger. Whether enjoying ice cold under the hot June sun or pairing with a light dinner as the sunsets into the evening, there is no wrong way to enjoy this Saison Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale!
Grains: Pilsner, Apple juice, White Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats, and Acidulated Malt
Hops: Saaz, Tettnang
IBU’s ~16
Release #1 - 7.8% abv…. Release #10 - 7.6% abv
Release #2 - 7.6% abv…. Release #11 - 8.0% abv
Release #3 - 8.0% abv…. Release #12 - 8.4% abv
Release #4 - 8.2% abv…. Release #13 - 8.6% abv
Release #5 - 8.5% abv…. Release #14 - 8.8% abv
Release #6 - 7.8% abv…. Release #15 - 8.4% abv
Release #7 - 6.7% abv…. Release #16 - 8.5% abv
Release #8 - 8.1% abv
Release #9 - 8.1% abv


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pineypower (2579) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Man I hate overpowering coriander in my beer. This was basically shit moon (blue moon) with some light saison yeast characteristics and a touch of apple in there. Fail

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dmac (4274) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22 oz bomber of total disappointment from EZ. Poured a cloudy piss yellow with a large bubbly white head. Aroma of corriander, cloves, pepper, apple cider and grains. The body on this is so carbonated it actually hurts my mouth, well that I burnt the roof of my mouth on some overheated ribs but it seriously hurts it, thinner bodied hidden behind the super potent carbonation. Flavor is awful, somewhere between old band aids, bad cough medicine and enjoying wet bread with a horrible saison. Epic needs to stay away from fruit and concentrate back towards their solid hoppy beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22oz bottle. Release #5. Poured a hazy straw with a larger sized white head. Aromas of spices, yeasty, ripe apples, and citrus. Tastes of spices, yeast, apples, and lighter citrus. More sweet than tart if at all tart.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle. Lemony cloudy yellow with small white head. Nose is lots of spice, little bit of granny smith apples, but mainly ginger and spice. Flavor is similar, not very sour at all, but thats not much of a surprise. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Draft at Granville Moore. A lightly tart spicy saison. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Slightly flowery. Flavor is dry and tart. Flowery with mulling spices. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4174) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Pours a bright hazy lemon rind yellow with one finger of frothy white head. Nose is lightly grainy and shows straw, earthy Belgian yeast, peppery and floral notes with some apple skins. Earthy funky yeasty flavor with a notable acidity. Funky character not doing this one well, seems kind of raw...Dry palate and slightly peppery.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Earthy, slightly funky aroma with a nice barnyard character that is countered by the sweet apple presence. The sour apple character is kind of artificial/syrupy smelling, reminding me of candy/kids juice box. There’s also a slight musty scent with some sweet alcohol and bread/yeast in the nose. Medium bodied with a lot of tight carbonation up front tickling the tongue. Slightly earthy and very sweet up front with a strong sour apple flavor. Again, this flavor is very syrupy and artificial tasting yet the tartness compliments the funky saison yeast. There’s a crisp dryness that lingers into the finish with hints of bread, zesty spice and grass. Overall, this beer is an interesting idea but the result is a beer that is too sweet and artificial for my liking. A decent amount of tartness and subtle funk but the cloying sour apple flavor is a bit much.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2378) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 3, 2011
The aroma reminded me of a White ale not a Saison. A: coriander, perfume, tart apples, lemon rinds T: spicy, coriander, sour apples, bready This is not the worst thing that I have put mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11219) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy yeasty apple, spice and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation and tingly smooth texture. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium spicy tart sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex strange apple tart beer.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2011
On tap at buckeye, not being a saison fan I was Leary but the immediate sour taste derived from the apples makes this palatable


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