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RATINGS: 211   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%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Release #1, sat in my cellar for what seems like 2 years? Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a huge white head. Lemongrass nose, with a touch of stone fruit. Big funk. Bright citrus and spice. Oak. Wet grass. Sharp mouthfeel. A little phenolic in the finish, leaving the tongue a little tingly. I recall having this fresh and did not think it had much character. Glad I set this one down for a while!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Pale yellow, thin head. The aroma has pedio, florals and just a dash of brett. Leads with tartness, fruity-berryish, and it finishes a bit tart.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4972) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle - Tart and sour Brett with some citrus. Hazy gold with a rich bubbly head. Brett, hay and tart lemon with a long yeast finish. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2014
This is a simple beer, but extremely well executed, in my opinion. The brett is done nicely. Golden pour with a generous creamy white head. A nice tartness from the brett. Sour apple, with the typical horse blanket flavor, but not puckering sour that can detract or be too overwhelming. This is a beer that I purchase every once in a while. Too pricey for a go to beer, but I really enjoy this when the money is set aside for a bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5623) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Andrew shared with Andrew and Brendan. Pours a hazy golden body with thin tightly bubbled white lacing. Aroma is funky lemon and musky Brett. Mouthfeel is sour with notes of lemon Brett funkiness, sourdough , yeast and light earthy character. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
there seemed to be a good base underlying this beer but the enjoyment was mild due to quite a bit of butter flavor... oh well, epic makes nice beers but this was not one of them... . they call me toothless joe, but jokes on them, i have dentures and my name is sally.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with a thick off white head. Aroma of pepper and brett.. Flavors of tropical fruits, white pepper and some bubble gum. Crisp, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1507) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bomber with Z, pours a honey colored hazy pour with no head. Nose is champagne, sour and tart. Taste is sour, acidic and tart and bitterly refreshing. Well balanced and light. Finishes on the same sour notes, delicious sour ale. Quaff score 8 / 10

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1458) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Pours golden with a white head and nice sour, tart, fruity aroma. Taste is a very drinkable sour, not overpowering, with tart, fruit, brett, with floral and dry yeasty notes into the finish. Delicious brew, great sour

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bomber from craftshack. Batch 3. Pours and looks exactly like bud heavy. Aromas of some peaches and a light bretty must. Taste is semi sweet and only lightly bitter. Flavors of sweet apple, peaches and a touch of funky brett. Not tart, not puckering, just slightly bretty. Finishes sweet. Not very good.


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