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RATINGS: 261   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2014
750ml release #3. Pours a nice golden color with a white head leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is tart with big waves of pear, apple, and dandelion flowers. Tatse is big funky brett, tart and wonderful. This beer is awesome, I love Brett though so this was right up my alley.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (5230) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle (release #4, 9.1% ABV, SLC #1397) poured into a tulip. Pours a clear light golden yellow with almost a finger off-white head. Nice amount of carbonation streaming up the glass. Brett, funk, tropical fruit, pear on the nose. On the taste, big Brett notes, funk, slightly tart, pear, some wine and oak. Crisp and refreshing with a medium body and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Release #3 bottle, because Epic is in WI now...yes! - Pours deep golden with a filmy ring of white head. Nose is plasticy apple juice and white grape, lightly funky and tart, with a bit of citrus and florals. Taste has the same apple/white grape fruitiness with a gentle funky plastic note and a bit of oakiness in the finish. Bitter apple peel on the finish. Pretty quenching and really easy to drink for 9.3%. Thinnish and medium-carbonation. Yay for Epic coming to WI!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
22oz bottle - release 3. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Brett, funky, citrus, fruity, some manure/barnyard (aromas), and grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2014
On tap at Beer Mongers. This is a great winey brett beer. Tart, dry winey apples, crisp and refreshing- enough body on it as well. A beautiful beer to boot, clear and golden. Epic is a fifty/fifty brewery for me- half their beers are home runs and half are duds. This one has a lot of finesse on it and that higher ABV really makes it great and well rounded. Cheers to Utah beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dkrep (14) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2014
From release #3, 9.3% ABV. Pours a perfectly clear yellow-golden color with minimal head that disappeared almost immediately. Smell is the usual brett funk with a little apple vinegar. Taste is crisp with the brett funk and minor apple notes. Overall a good beer for a fix if you’re jonesin’ for the brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with hint of apple juice. White wine notes, great tart and funkiness. Substantial bretty bandaid notes. Green apple, white wine. Acidic tartness. Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2974) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours out an apple juice-like golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of funky brett, light fruity notes, apple, horse blanket, nice light tartness, mild plastic. Taste is complex, apple, light spices, some funky barnyard/horse blanket brett notes, light plastic, grapes, some more funky brett, light fruity notes. Interesting beer, of course I dig it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Someone had been drinking when these notes were taken. Aroma of Brett. Taste of caramel Brett and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5395) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow, 12/23/13

Aroma: The aroma is brett yeast, barnyard., tart apple, citrus/lemon, spice, and hay/grass
Appearance: It pours a clear golden color with a thin white head with scattered lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, lead by the funk, with spice, fruit, and grassy flavors as well
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a soft carbonation, and a clean mouthfeel
Overall Impression: Interestingly, I felt like the brett flavors became slightly more muted as it warms, and the underlying sweetness comes out a bit more, but I like both the cooler and warmer version of this beer. Regardless, the combination really does work nicely. Good stuff.

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