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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3041) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2015
651 ml. bottle, shared with multiple others at brewclub. Pours a thin white head over a slightly hazy yellow (SRM 3) body......nose is barnyard, Brett, minimal hops, slight cereal, light floral notes balance to the Brett.....taste is lightly sour with barnyard, typical Brett notes, balance to the Brett.....mouth feel, medium body, alcohol warmth present. This is a well balanced beer with adequate Brett notes. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Release 5. Bomber into tulip. Pours a bright golden orange, with a thin white head. Aroma is funky, white wine. Taste is tart, funky, white wine, with a slight fresh grape fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (728) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Big bottle purchased at Elevated in South Mpls. Consumed with commonshawn. Golden color with nice froth action. Aroma is vibrant...yeast, slight funk, sour/tart. Taste is fruity and sour. Alcohol presence is felt. Lingers well after consumption as expected of this style. Funky and tart like an apple from an orchard in the fall. Not really my style of beer but I can appreciate the effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
commonshawn (703) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Big bottle from elevated with commonmac. Light gold with small white head. Sour fruit aroma. Taste is sour and lingering but has some citrus spice hop near the middle and end. Stings the throat. Bits of bubble gum and pineapple. Not really what I expected. The sourness was a bit much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5518) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
Bomber: Thanks Radarsock: Release 1: Shared with Iluvatarmilan in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Medium sized white head. Hazy yellow colored beer. Aroma and flavour are a delicious mix of delicious fruit, delicious brett ’n fine wood with a sprinkle of spice. Aftertaste is a mix of fruits, yeast, light bitter, some woodand sweets. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, very good medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Seattle Share. Part of the blind brett saison tasting. Slightest haze, golden yellow, small foam. think body, odd juicy. A little sour-tart, apples. Tart carbonation. The most commercial tasting of the four.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1590) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Thanks to Eugene for this, as part of a saison-brett blind tasting. Clear gold, no head. Aroma: cider; tons of toasted cereal. Floral, citrus, maybe some lime and toast or something. Sweet, brett character is minimal (so say my notes, but I was educated about oily brett today, and I guess this falls into that realm of expression), also wouldn’t call this a saison. Cheesy bubblegum, not for me. No way that this should be classified as a sour, IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1769) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2015
A good Bret beer but I prefer there others which are complex enough to truck me into liking them. This one is milder not as left field but good still. Leather comes through sweet grain. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Light hay colored, clear. White head, small. Bready, saison yeastiness. Some light banana, very subtle citrus notes. Some sour tan, some bitterness. Lighter sweetness. Light body, quite effervescent. Alcohol is fairly present, but not overwhelming. Long finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2442) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Clear, golden yellow with a 3-finger near-white head and good lacing. Aroma of lemon, pineapple, pear, tart apples, hay and pepper. Taste of tart fruit, lemons, pepper, pineapple, hay and apple juice. Medium body and medium/high carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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