BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from release #3. Pours with a light haze and voracious carbonation. Medium golden-yellow hued body. Very large and lasting white head that leaves great lace. Aromas are strongly herbal and spicy. Slightly green aroma. Sage and coriander. Peppery, phenolic, very spicy and herbaceous, tobacco, light lemon zest, peppery. Medium pear esters, light tropical fruit/mango. Dry finish. Flavors are oddly tropical, lemon verbena, sage, rosemary, pineapple, peppery, lavender, coriander, pepper, mango and passionfruit. Lightly earthy hop character. Low malt and low sweetness, but some perceived sweetness from the esters. Very tasty. Lots of green sage and herbaceous qualities in the finish. Lively bubbles, medium to low bodied, dry, lightly warming. Spice prominent, but completely within reason. A pleasure to drink.
GarrettB (1456) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AgentAle (1528) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
rosskyle (528) - - DEC 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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Ferris (12673) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
reebtogi (5675) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Nsanders (1001) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Darkmagus82 (2263) - - OCT 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours very hazy golden orange color with a large white rocky foam head. The head fades very slowly over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a peppercorn and herbal smell with the herbal aromas being a mix of sage and rosemary with some other nondeScript herbal aromas. Along with these smells comes some aromas of a yeastiness and well as a bit of a sweeter orange citrus smell. With a little bit of banana and some grass and hay, an herbal funked and slightly sweet smell is delivered overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat drier wheat and cracker taste mixed with an herbal taste of a sage and a moderate showing of yeast. As the taste advances a little bit of citrus tangerine and orange sweetness comes to tongue, with it later fading again. As the sweeter citrus fades, it is replaced by some lemon and even more herbal tastes with more sage piling on and being joined by some other herbal tastes, a bit of grass, and some peppercorn. With some hay and a slight resurgence of the sweeter flavors of tangerine coming at the end, one is left with a somewhat funky and herbal yeasted taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to slightly higher. For the style a little thinner body and a slightly higher carbonation level may have accentuated the mix of sage and sweet slightly better. Even said the overall feel was OK.
Overall- A decent saison overall with a whole lot of an herbal taste. For the price tag, not one I would likely frequent, but it was at least an interesting one to try.
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a small sample over at the drumstick face club .. . amber .. mild head, decent lacing .. . sage, old herbs, stones .. . mild mouth, wandering finsh .. not bad but not good- a food beer, would be great with a roast chicken .. . . i’m not a flim flam man! i’m whimsical!