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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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%

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (8219) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2014
4/III/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - release#4, SLC#1367 whatever that may mean (2014-243) Thanks to ajax25g for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark yellow beer, small big bubbled head, actually just some big bubbles floating on top, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very dirty, urine, infected stuff, sourish, overripe to rotten fruits. It doesn’t just smell weird, like the first time I had geuze, but it smells really horrible actually. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, bit lemony, fruity, bit sugary even, which is weird, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: lemon rind, bit nasty, bitter hops, lemony, sour touch. Maybe I’m spoiled because of all the good lambics we have here in Belgium, but hey, if you’re stealing our bugs, then don’t be surprised if we compare them to our own beers as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
65cl, Release 4, at 9.1%Vol, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, with Brettanomyces, thx to tderoeck!, complex brew, malty/woody and slightly fruity/vinous, yet not balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (170) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Some barnyard funk. Sour apples. Mild yeast, bit of clove. Light bodied. Alcohol well hidden. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with white head. Aroma of mild funk. Taste is sweet with mild funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1164) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Excellent aperitif beer, light, mildy tart, lemony and spicy. golden in color, slightly spritzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2014
Tap at Garage 39. Lactic, slightly acidic nose, melon, lemon, yogurt. Clear golden color. Lovely lemon and horse blanket flavor, very clean but a bit too sweet. Only lightly sour, crisp and tasty. Good. Would probably be better if ratcheted down a couple degrees.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Garage 39. A clear light golden copper color, with a thin filmy head. Great spicy zesty saison nose. Light bodied, fruity citrus, sour, light metallic notes, Brett but the smooth Brett variant. Damn tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1368) - - FEB 15, 2014
gold apple juice pour with a fast disappearing head. aroma of apple cider and white wine, horseblanket, barnyard funk. Taste of sour granny smith apple, funk, oak, white wine, funk. Lighter body but the carbonation is weak. I’ll revisit this on the next release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2014
translucent light gold pour, negatron on any assemblance of head. nose has a nice strong brett base. taste has undulating sweetness, light tart and brett, apple cider off flavor fades in and out. lemons. light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (306) - long beach, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
That dirty wet towel smell, with a lot of citrus, the look is blonde, the taste is lemon, tart, citrus, sour. The sourness isn’t horribly strong but does leave a good linger after the swallow. Good sour beer.

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