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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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%


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheHOFF43 (2020) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a ring of white head. Aroma is tart but superacidic, in a bad way. Flavor is not good. just weird. Some saisony spice, sourness and a horribly bad off-taste. Not good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3601) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Release #2 - 22 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazed pale gold with a thin white head that quickly vaporizes and leaves no lace. Pleasant aroma of tart fruit and some mild barnyard funk. The flavor is again fruity with a nice bright tartness, a bit of mild oak, and some moderate funk from the brett. I like that the brett hasn’t completely taken over and that there is some plenty of the original saison present. Dries out towards the finish. Light-medium bodied. Solid ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
January 2013. 22 oz. bottle. Lots of things going on in this beer. Murky, spicy, grassy notes, bitter and hoppy finish. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4855) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
pale golden color. Tons of Brett from start to finish with a bit of oak, light body, slightly acidic. Dry well balanced . Phenolic. Wow, great sour beer without being in your face.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2923) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to adnielsen, Bitchin bottle man ! Pours a light golden straw color with a three finger fizzy foam. Aromas are a touch of sweet tarts, pineapple, barnyard brett funk and a touch of vanilla. The palate is a tad thin but the flavors are spot on and very well balanced. Nice tropical peachy pineapple notes mingle with more rustic barnyard brett character with a nice vinous acidity that carries the finish out in a tongue tingling hey you want to guzzle this shit kind of way ! Tasty !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Yellow pour. Tart fruits on the nose with a bit of barnyard as well. Sourness fades into peach and apple flavors. A very dry and crisp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Mail-order bottle. Pours a deep gold with a huge head. Nose is funky and tart. Drew’s right, smarties. Earthy with a lemon note and some sweetness to the nose. Low phenol, faint peppery notes. On tasting, it is quite sweet and overbodied. A touch boozy. Does have some drying from the brett, along with that smarties tart note but not really a great example overall. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear gold white head. Aroma pineapple, vanilla, band aids, horsey. Flavors are really tannic, pineapple syrupy sweetness, some horsey, smarties, odd vinous character that seems out of place.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2442) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
Classy stuff. Lots of brett, but it has an austere nature rather than too barnyardy. Good, weighty though not too heavy body presents the funk on a platter and a dry quenching finish. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
Big brett aroma, saison brett. Odd spider lacing. Funk aroma, a sour edge. Yellow bodied. Boozy smell in the finish, bigger than the listed abv. A pleasant drinkable sourness. Bottle from recent US trip.


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