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RATINGS: 254   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1547) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2012
22oz bottle, release #1. Pours a hazy yellow with a smallish white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing. It has quite a few floaties.

The aroma is floral brett and some slightly metallic overripe fruits and some funk.

The flavor is some fruity apple champagne with brett notes and some funk with a bit of bitterness in the dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I recall this being a much better brett beer when I had it a couple of months ago. Either this bottle is different or it isn’t aging well for my tastes. A lot more sediment this time around too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Damn, those Epic folks keep cranking out the beers. Cloudy pale gold pour, something vaguely Berliner-ish to the appearance but the rocky head and the earthy consistency remind of the saison style. As the beer settled in, it got very sedimental. And appropriately, the nose was a bit overly-earthy, with clashing notes of brett, berry, yeast, and grains. Might be the kind of thing that comes together a bit more down the road but as is I found it uninspiring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
651mL thanks to tastybeer. Pours glowing straw. Thick white foam. Sheets of lace. Nose is rich Brett C tropicals, pineapple, curaçao. Very powerful. Taste is salty, a bit papery, mild celery, lemon, orange oil. Actually not bad. Body is not dry or minerally. Pretty good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle from AZ Wine. Love the label. Pours straw in color with steady carbonation and a white head that leaves faint lacing. Smells of oak, cherries, and canned peaches. Tastes of malt, pears, flour, and sweat. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2085) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bomber. Aroma is really bretty; I smell Granny Smith apples. Pours cloudy golden with a medium white head with good retention; leaves spotty lace. Taste is sweet, peppery and lightly tart. Finishes dry. Flavors of white wine (sauvignon blanc) are noticeable. Highly carbonated with a medium body and a somewhat watery texture. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (18662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Ottle. Cloudy yellow color, tiny white head, decent lacing. Aroma of light funk and dusty lemons. Taste is sour lemon drops, champagne, white wine. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a very clear yellow color w/ a pure white head. Great aroma of sour lemon, white grapes, vinegar & Brett funk. Flavor mostly follows the nose, although surprisingly more sweet than sour. Lemonade, white wine, finishing very clean. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Hazy gold pour. Fluffy white head an drippy lace. Grainy aroma with light funk. Actually the aroma lead me to beleive there might be a little acidity here. Nope. Light funk. Grains. Meh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Lightly hazy with a fizzy white head. Aroma has light funk, fruits, sour. Medium, smooth body. Flavor is lightly sour, fruity, light funk, slightly sweet. A bit light in the funk but quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Market North Raleigh and shared at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12. Pours a hazy straw color with small floaties. Large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Big brett notes in the aroma, tart citrus, earthy and herbal notes. The taste is brett, earth, apple and citrus. Medium bodied. Solid beer.

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