Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Saison
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Epic by name, epic by nature, this Farmhouse Ale is a transcontinental fusion of Belgiumís eclectic beer culture and the feisty hops of North America brought to life with the aid of West Country artisanal brewing wizardry and judicious use of the US-grown Sorachi Ace hop. On the nose, the hops deliver a big splash of tropical fruit, followed by ripples of well-seasoned spiciness spreading outwards. In the mouth a tangy, bittersweet fruitiness holds sway, while tangerine oranges tap dance their way across the tongue in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2355) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Actually, this was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange color with a fairly foamy to bubbly and clingy looking head. Decent clingy bubbly lacing surrounds the glass. The smell starts off with a woody acceptable vinous leaning to a fresh grape. As it warms, thereís a slight sour grape to slight tart cherry. The taste evenly disperses itself along my tongue to the tart to sour to woody cherry and citric fruitiness. Thereís a light woody aftertaste that leads to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not overbearing. Overall, for a saison, this one really comes across as pretty woody in the flavoring. To me, this is just okay, unsure if I really would come back to again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is zest, citrus, pilsener, grains, floral hops. Lotís of stuff going on. Flavour is tangy zesty citrus with fruity hops, quite bitter and refreshing. Zesty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle west riding dewsbury. Golden thin head. Aroma is tropical orange yeast hops taste same lots of tangerine peel good spicy hop bitter finish. Nice mouthfeel. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (734) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Rustic Saison Hazy Dark Golden pour Dusty Yeast hint of citrus in the nose Medium body sticky hops. Dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (693) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2014
An enticing, entertaining, and ultimately engaging brew that defines itís own style (and it is a fine one at that).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiammanghilla (702) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 22, 2014
Bottiglia 33 cl @ Giangaspero frutta e verdura. Chiara con bella schiuma. Secca e decisa, un pÚ strana con note agrumate e sentori di tŤ. Anomala

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1333) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle from Saucy Pear Worcester. Pale golden colour. Aroma has lots of hops. Taste has tropical fruit hops and a great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (494) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Mine was labeled Somerset rather than Epic saison. Anyway, itís a solid British-American-Belgian wild ale. Not really a saison; hoppier than anything youíd find in Belgium, plus the yeast isnít a saison yeast, itís more of a dry, barnyard-type geuze yeast. Iím getting the citrus orange/tangerine flavor, but it seems weird because Iíve never had these hops used with this type of yeast before. I love the innovation, but in terms of execution it is only a partial success.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (631) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (March 2014). Hazy golden/orange, large frothy, soapy head, green grapes, lemon, lychee, grainy, earthy hops, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, slightly dusty/dry mouthfeel, quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1101) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 18, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy orange beer with a big fluffy transient white head that laces nicely. Nose has grains, citrusy fruits (oranges mainly) and mild barnyard earthy grassy yeasty notes. Flavours are satisfyingly bittersweet with a light peppery dry hop finish. Palate is less full bodied than many other saisons but this makes for more sessionability which is ok in my book. Another winner from this very commendable brewery.

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