nearbeer (3436) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml. Lightly hazy golden with a sticky quarter inch of lasting meringue on top. Grape must, earthy peppery spice and honey on the nose. Taste identifies the peppery earthy spice as sage, but doesn’t overwhelm. There’s enough cheesy funk, white wine grape must, peach and lemon-honey hard candy to balance from several directions. Some wheaty tropical bubblegum in the long finish. Medium body has high carbonation that sometimes gets a bit out of control, but it’s a necessary evil in this style. Nice balance that overall leans to the dry side.
NachlamSie (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 oz at the brewery. Pours hazy gold with a tall white head and spotty lacing. This is one of Epic’s most balanced Belgian offerings. The aroma is dry and yeasty without being overdone. Sage is there to make it savory but it doesn’t become strong. The palate is pretty full. Nice complex flavor with cloves, assorted fruit and peppers. The sage is perfectly done. It adds a great dimension to the spicy profile. The finish is clean and dry.
CaraCurtis (115) - Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is a really neat beer. There is a lot that comes through in the palate and the aroma. It pours a pale cloudy yellow, thin white head, and dissipating lacing. The aroma is full of spice – rosemary, thyme, and sage. I love the finish of the palate. It tingles up front and then disappears cleanly and beautifully but on the roof there is a lasting hint of all this beer offers. Best part is there is some funk to this beer, which I adore!
floydslip (140) - Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat cloudy straw colored beer with a ridiculously foamy white head (careful with your pour). Spicy nose with musty herbs, tangy spice, and some lemon peel. Flavor is also a bit sour initially which then gives way to an unusual earthy flavor that I guess is the sage, but is a bit obscure, yet pleasant overall. This is then complimented by a mild bitterness. Throughout these layers of flavor the sour yeasty lemon flavor persists. Refreshing beer with some unique qualities.
Butters (3686) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi clear golden pour with really nice bright white head and sticky lacing. Extremely nice and refreshing. Great herbal sagey aroma. The bitterness of the safe though is just a little on the harsh side on the flavor. A bit unusual, but honestly, a really nice change up. Pretty cool.
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Firkin at Bailey’s Taproom. Hazy medium straw color. Light delicious fruity nose, with hint of herbs. Fruity, floral opening, sage comes out strongly in mid palate, finish is quite mild, a sort of wild child. Thin body. Pleasant but doesn’t have a lot of saison character.
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Denver location. Pour is clea golden yellow with a small white head and good lacing. Herbs, sage, vanilla, citrusy, light biscuit, and basil - heavily dominated by herbs. Taste is big sage, lavender, spruce tips, floral, doughy, grassy, and basil with a fruity finish. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Well-crafted but much too she heavy for my liking.
Shinerfan (3) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is absolutely delicious. There is just the right amount of hops and spice. This is a must-buy for any beer lover.
BrewMstr (65) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale and cloudy with white head. Definite sage aroma and taste with fruity finish. Very light and clean.
Iphonephan (2693) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at the Epic Brewery Annex in SLC UT. Pours a a hazy gold with an off white head. Aroma and flavors of sage, with some hints of tropical fruits. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp finish.