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Off Color Apex Predator

Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6650) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle:   Orangish straw, moderate to lareg frothy white head, nice lacing.   Sweet nose of wheat, straw, hay, and some fruity bits.   Smidgen of floral notes.   Musty and barnish on the tongue.   Clean, slightly wheatiness with a touch of fruit on the backside.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   A touch of mealiness on the finish, but its minor.   Moderately sweet, light carbonation.   Somewhere inbetween those from Belgian and those overly mealy examples that come from the USA.   Fairly nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kespecial (219) - - SEP 4, 2016
Pours a hazy yellow from a pretty bottle. Aroma is simple but nice, yeast, lemon, funk. Taste is earthy, grainy, just a touch of fruity ester but finishes quite dry. A nice saison, not complex but also not over spiced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (231) - - SEP 3, 2016
Pours hazy orange-yellow with white head that leaves some decorative skim and lace. Extravagantly fruity nose: peach, mango, kiwi with underlying hints of must and funk. Flavor isn’t nearly as strong, but adds a bit of pear, spice and lemony finish. Medium body with very nice feel and well-controlled alcohol. Finish is clean, dry and mercifully non-bitter. Nice choice, especially for warmer weather.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
N3lson1 (991) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a bottle? This beer didn’t wow me and had too much tartness going on for a Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (1027) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - AUG 28, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours an unclear golden yellow with two inch white head that lasts. Taste is yeast, malt, hops, citrus and spice. Similar aroma. Has a decent body with a tart finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Une fois ouverte, la bouteille dégage malheureusement un léger arôme de vernit à peinture. C’est dommage car il y a aussi des notes de fruits très agréables et le visuel est très joli. C’est un mélange de houblons plutôt bizarre. C’est également un peu trop sucré. En fait, c’est prèsque difficile à boire, ce qui n’est sûrement pas un point positif dans le cas d’une saison... Moyen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6738) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a murky bright golden-apricot color with a medium sized fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was yeasty, chalky, citric and musty. The flavor was chalky, citric, yeasty and musty. The flavor was chalky, citric, yeasty and musty. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2016
8/19. Bottle from State Line. Pours a hazy opaque yellow. Light lemon, yeasty aroma. Teste is similar, very straightforward without spices in a good way. Medium body with some fizz. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (2165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2016
That’s delicious. I wish it were cheap enough for a session 6 pack. That’s my main gripe really. I can get things about this quality in a 6pk for less money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, funk and piney hop. Malty flavor with slight funk before a grassy hop finish.

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