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RATINGS: 243   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%


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (369) - 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 (2338) - 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 (4185) - 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 (4375) - 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 (4827) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3506) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
From the JRHB brett meeting. Pleasantly surprised at how good this was. Poured a hazy gold, good head. Aroma of funk, light citrus, touch of pepper. Flavor matched, good malt backbone still there, but bone dry finish. Great balance in the flavors. Really liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours gold with very small white head out of bottle. Sour aroma of wild yeast with hints of citrus and pear. Flavor sour with a citrus after taste. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nealblind (1025) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2015
release 5 8.9% clear gold pour. Aroma markers, cheese bretta, peaches, rye. Tastes big cheese bretta, sweettarts, brine, white wine, dusty. a little bit out of flavor balance sorta all over the place, errs on side of impact. Dry palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1273) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Clear golden pour with a white head and nice lacing. Aroma is dusty funk, green apple, white wine, and wet wood. Taste has a nice tartness and funk to it. Tart green apple, funk, white wine, wood, and some spice. Light dry body. Very good beer.


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