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Epic Elder Brett Saison-Brett Golden Ale

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Epic Brewing Company’s latest barrel-aged beer brings something new—wild yeast. This brew is a collaboration ale with Crooked Stave Artisan Brewing of Fort Collins, Colorado. Chad Yakobson, Brewmaster/Owner of Crooked Stave, is well known for his skill and knowledge in the brewing of sour and Brettanomyces driven beers. The beer was brewed at Epic by the two brewers. Kevin Crompton, Epic’s Brewmaster, and Chad spent several weeks working on the recipe and selecting the proper Brett strains and barrels for the beer to morph from a golden Saison into a Saison-Brett Golden Ale.
Rel 1. - 8.8%
Rel 2. - 9.6%
Rel 3. - 9.3%


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
From the JRHB brett meeting. Pleasantly surprised at how good this was. Poured a hazy gold, good head. Aroma of funk, light citrus, touch of pepper. Flavor matched, good malt backbone still there, but bone dry finish. Great balance in the flavors. Really liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (352) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours gold with very small white head out of bottle. Sour aroma of wild yeast with hints of citrus and pear. Flavor sour with a citrus after taste. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (942) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2015
release 5 8.9% clear gold pour. Aroma markers, cheese bretta, peaches, rye. Tastes big cheese bretta, sweettarts, brine, white wine, dusty. a little bit out of flavor balance sorta all over the place, errs on side of impact. Dry palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1164) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Clear golden pour with a white head and nice lacing. Aroma is dusty funk, green apple, white wine, and wet wood. Taste has a nice tartness and funk to it. Tart green apple, funk, white wine, wood, and some spice. Light dry body. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1145) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
First bottle of 2015. Pours a deep golden yellow haze with significant head and carbonation. Aroma is mostly brett, light fruits, cereal, hay, and horse blanket. The taste is pleasant with a fruit and brett forward body, cereal, horse barn, and cheese. Big carb. Light body. Somewhat dry. Very flavorful. Tingly mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1506) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle pours out crisp and clean light golden topped with a small soap ring head. Aroma of sweetness, green apple, brett, and toast. Taste is more of the green apples and brett.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours golden with a mild haziness and a white head. The aroma has bright vinegar, citrus sourness, earthy bugs, oak and some passion fruit. It has a medium / light body with some mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts more balanced with pale malt, grain aspects, earthy bugs, light vinegar, bright fruit and tartness. The finish has a refreshing sourness, minor alcohol and a touch of lacto sourness. Really nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Somewhat hazy golden pour. Getting some buttered popcorn in here. Slight tartness. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1465) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Clear golden with a pale head. Aroma is brett, saison spice, pear, white wine. Medium-light bodied, fruity on the palate. Taste is dry but fruity white wine, hints of stone fruit and brett.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"Full disclosure - I did not pay for this bottle, and wouldn’t have. I’ll drop $14 or more on a 750 in a heartbeat, but not for a wheat IPA bordering on a double. This did not exceed expectations, either. Nice aroma of pine and spicy hops...same in the finish. But, even though this is fresh, and dry hopped, it did not taste fresh. Too malt heavy. Pretty pleasant beer, but an absolute rip off at the price."


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