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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
translucent gold, thin white ring, oily. Of course Brett nose, hints of Chardonnay, . heavy sulfuric Brett flavor, white grape mid with light sugary apple and bit of booze. Thin, slick profile accents one-note profile.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Clear pale yellow pour with a few bubbles and a thin white head. Strong fruity oak aroma. Lightly bready with some noticeable alcohol. Lightly sweet bready aroma. Some tartness with wine notes. Buttery popcorn. Dry hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
22, Thanks Shawn! Pours a cloudy medium amber with a dense and creamy white head. Nose is a great combination of dandelion greens, minerals, and a light orange peel tang. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, dandelions, mineral, and oranges on the mid palate. Long, settling tangy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2012
22oz 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. This was a great gift from my lovely wife. Along with my 7th RB aniv. today I had to at least put in a review.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elad (12) - - DEC 30, 2012
Golden in color with not much head. Smells of a tart crisp apple with some funk. Tastes of white wine and tart apples, plus the brett. Love this beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Release #2, 22 oz. Bottle. Pours a clear straw with a half finger of white head. Really does not look like your average brett beer. Aroma is moderately funky, barnyard, fruity, with hints of wine. Flavor is mildy sour up front, building slightly. Fades into tart apple, pear, and wheat. Slightly oaky, bitter, fruity, alcoholic finish that lingers momentarily. Moderate carbonation and medium body, with a slightly oily, astringent, warm finish. This beer does a good job masking the alcohol but i am not a fan of the finish, not quite as clean as I’d have hoped. A pretty good sour, glad I was able to try it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1312) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
(Release #2; 9.5% ABV) This beer starts off with a big funky aroma, with notes of white wine, green apples, and lemon. It pours a light golden with a big white head. The flavor is an interesting one, it starts off with a slight sweetness to it, which then fades to a watery tartness. Very light mouthfeel, and alcohol not detectable at all. A very solid offering, I just wish it had a little more body to it. I’ll be grabbing some more of this to stash in the cellar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
22oz bottle. Clear golden color, minimal white head. Small bits of loose lace. Really oaky, tart white wine nose. Good light tart taste. Hint of cheese in the nose? Good lighter body, medium crisp carbonation, dry finish. Abv is very well hidden, does not taste like the 9.5% that this is labeled as.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1144) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Batch 2 bottle. Pours dark, clear gold. Not much head on this one. Slight fruity, sweet, tangy aroma. Taste is tart, crisp, watery. Fades real fast leaving an acetyl taste behind.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdInSaltLake (587) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Clear and yellow. Tart and earthy/musty Brett aroma. Some sourness in the flavor, but not as much as in the aroma--plus some malty sweetness, which comes through more in the finish. A lot of earthy and bitter flavor, too, and fruity flavor (pear-ish).


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