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RATINGS: 247   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%


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5316) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (3291) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1501) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1679) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (414) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2392) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
22 oz bottles. Gold in color with a decent white head. Aroma is of funk, pear, apple, cheese, hay. Taste is of funk, hay, moss, apple, pear, peach skin, and white wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. The look is clear, white white, golden in color. The smell is Brett, pickle juice, tart, fruit, pineapple, yeasty, and good. The taste is dry, fruit, Brett, tropical, and good.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4874) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Other than smelling excellent like a fresh apple, I did not enjoy this. The Brett certainly made it funkier but also flatter. The flavor didn’t work me or my stomach.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tasted on 8/31/13 from a capped 22oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a thick white head that leaves average lace. The nose is funky brett with some spicy yeast and a lightly sweet oaked vinous note. The flavor is all about the yeast that is both spicy and funky, a touch of vinous oak, with an added biscuit malt note. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long oaky vinous and spicy yeast finish.


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