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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This seasonal Saison is brewed with fresh herbs. The first whiff is that of a festive array of rosemary, thyme with a dominating profile leaning towards sage. This beautifully crafted farmhouse style Belgian beer is warm with herbal notes and backed with earthy hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2012
Yellow pour with creamy white head. Bretty, Belgian yeast, and clove aroma. Earthiness, and breadiness dominate the flavor. Medium bodied and fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidezdonz (328) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - OCT 20, 2016
A 22 fl. oz. bottle, Release #26, brewed on 11th March 2015 and packaged on 6th April 2015. Poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass. It poured a bright but hazy golden orange colour with a just under two finger white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of nice lacing. Aroma is full of sweet orange citrus with touches of tropical apricot, lemon, orange marmalade and a herbal character (although I’m not sure if its sage, maybe thyme). Tastes of orange honey sweetness, sage, pepper spice, almond biscuit and a bouquet of herbs. Medium bodied with high carbonation and a dry finish. Overall it’s quite different to any other beer let alone Saison that I’ve tried. It’s perhaps a touch to sweet for me, but the biscuity, almondy, herbally finish is interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a huge, frothy and rocky off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is floral and fragrant sage, rosemary and thyme with earthy and spicy hops, farmhouse yeast and moderate cracker malt. Flavor is medium spices of rosemary, thyme and sage, moderate farmhouse yeast notes, medium cracker malt, medium earthy and spicy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1475) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2016
August 27th, 2014 - In addition to visiting the local breweries out in suburbia, my father and I have taken to a tradition of visiting Epic Brewing, where he has a special affinity for the brews, though he himself is not a picky taster. But something about Epic stands out to him, so we make the drive through downtown to get a mess of samplers. And today we begin our sampler parade with the Utah Sage Saison. Under the finger of thick foam is a slightly bubbly, slightly cloudy dark straw beer, which is an effective costume hiding the verdant, herbal, olive green scents and tastes inside. The nose is a breathtaking dive into a beautiful vista of the desert at sunrise, when the desert plants are fragrant with evaporating dew - sage and pepper, even green bell pepper, but mostly a wafting, calming scent of sage that sits with poise on the grain smells of the beer. Sage is woven beautifully in the flavor too, with a touch of sweetness and white grape for depth, and a nice, soft, foamy body that perfectly delivers the curious and untraditional sage. And the touch of hops bitterness works brilliantly, bringing some botanical bitterness to the herb that it may have lost in harvesting or cooking. This is an impressive start, and by itself, a reasonable justification for a visit to Epic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle, shared at the lake. cloudy pale yellow with a creamy white head that leaves sheets of lace. Spicy yeast and pungent green hop character combine with doughy malts to deliver a unique, but very enjoyable, saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Appearance was cloudy orangish golden with creamy white 2 finger lasting head, rings of lacing. Aromas are soft sage, rosemary, tangerine, orange, lemon with spicy yeasts. Taste are sweet lemons upfront then sage and rosemary come to play mid sip. Malt bready soft sweet backbone with just enough Belgian spicy yeast ending. Palate was creamy CO2 with light-medium body, then lasting aromatic drying balanced finish. Overall a wonderful flavorful Saison, try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1541) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
Aroma is citrus, tart, pine needles, apricot and herbal spices. Definitely sage theme but not overpowering. Taste is light sweet malts with clove, vegetables and citrus flavors. Finishes with tart, grass and lemon grass. Well balanced and tasty. Appearance is a hazy gold with a fluffy pearl head that retains quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (535) - - DEC 4, 2015
22oz bottle. Clear yellow color with a white head. A lot of head retention. Citrus lemon yeast aroma. Lemon spice hops flavor. Medium light body. Closer to juice than a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12892) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle - Sweet flowery herbal notes and lots of rosemary. Hazy gold with a rich white head. Sweet Rosemary dominates and some peppery notes with a touch of esters and yeast. Too much Rosemary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5735) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a huge white head that settles down to some nice lacing. Aroma is sage with some lemon zest and herbal notes. Taste is a herbal hop bitterness with some lemon tartness and a light malty sweetness with a dry finish. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting brew, well crafted, but does not sit well with me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (1015) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bomber. Hazy yellow with a big white head. Sage, rosemary, dandelion, green tea and a little green apple. Refreshing dry herbal flavor with the slightest tartness. Lighter body with a crisp fizzy feel.

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