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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For Apex Predator Farmhouse Ale, we pitch the yeast cold, turn off the temperature control, and let the yeast do it’s thing. To our delight, it spat out the sweet scent of juicy fruit wafting from a frothy, white mane. Brewed only with grain and sugar unencumbered by the heat of the kiln, we create a hazy, golden body. Apex Predator gets its teeth from a generous Crystal dry-hopping that completes the dry finish with a fruity bite. Pounce on the opportunity to let it part your lips and you may find yourself at the top of the food chain.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
walrussell (168) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Very refreshing. Cloudy and light, nice head. Floral citrus yeast aroma. Yeasty with a tiny bit of raisin and a bit of (non-acetic) sour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
neongreene (1) - - JUL 20, 2015 does not count
An excellent example of a classic farmhouse with great saison yeast flavor coming through. I prefer a little dryer for my own enjoyment but the wife loves it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (704) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Smells like funky cloves. Very cloudy yellow with thin head. Very smooth vegetable and herb flavors. Light ends with slight salt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (661) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Tap at 3 squares. 10oz pour. Gold with creamy white head. Thin. Alcohol taste with some sour funk. Sharp bite. Not amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2115) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Pour is yellow with a fluffy white head..Nose is spice, saison yeast, honey, orange peel..Taste is light. Spicy hop, honey, fruity. Dusty, nice balance and spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3399) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2015
12oz bottle from Pace High Carryout: hazy straw yellow pour with thin white head. aroma of spices, little funk, citrus, grain. tastes are along the same lines with citrus zest, crackery, clove, lemon, grape, little floral. not tart so much as funky yeast. clean and lightly dry finish. like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Potent ripe Pear, honeysuckle, Melon. Doughy Earthy creamed wheat. Effervescent. Similar essence to Orval I suppose. Drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2815) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2015
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a thick white head. Aroma of cloves, fruit and yeast. Taste is spicy yeast, cloves and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2015
12oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours a hazy, yellow-orange color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is grassy, pineapple, some sweet bready malt, maybe a touch of clove. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, a little nutty, some yeasty spice, clove, bubblegum, a little grainy sweetness, just a touch of grassy hop bitterness, with a clean, light, clove finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Tang and tn body with a flimsy head. Nose is sharply citric, orange and some cat urine. Upon aeration, grapefruit begins to dominate. Strong grapefruit flavor with a spritz of cattiness and a wheat underpinning. Though this one grew on me a bit, it is quite acerbic.


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