Friday, July 29, 2011
Sour Apple Saison (Epic Brewing, Salt Lake City, UT)
Pours very effervescent with tiny, tight bubbles flowing quickly upward through the glimmering gold beer to form a ever so slightly off white head that builds high and collapses and lingers across the top of the beer. Taking in a deep smell, the sour apple registers in the back of my mouth w/o taking a sip. Not overpowering, but clearly present and pleasant. As it warms, the sour apple overtakes the saison yeasty notes a bit, but not overly so. Understated but a clearly fruity beer with some spicy notes and a bit of alcohol coming off the top. Like drinking apple champagne, disappearing completely off the back of the tongue. Very enjoyable and a fine start to the fruity portion of the Epic brews. As it warmed up, the taste soured a bit and seemed a little off. Much better cold—drink this one fast.