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RATINGS: 203   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%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (763) - - FEB 15, 2014
gold apple juice pour with a fast disappearing head. aroma of apple cider and white wine, horseblanket, barnyard funk. Taste of sour granny smith apple, funk, oak, white wine, funk. Lighter body but the carbonation is weak. I’ll revisit this on the next release.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1625) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2014
translucent light gold pour, negatron on any assemblance of head. nose has a nice strong brett base. taste has undulating sweetness, light tart and brett, apple cider off flavor fades in and out. lemons. light body.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (148) - long beach, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
That dirty wet towel smell, with a lot of citrus, the look is blonde, the taste is lemon, tart, citrus, sour. The sourness isn’t horribly strong but does leave a good linger after the swallow. Good sour beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, brett, malt, yeast, citrus. Flavour is dry, brett, fruit, malt, yeast, citrus. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cmax (8) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
Look, I like simple. It's a saison meets a sour. Get over it people. Very nice for SLC. Not as awesome as 529 or 5th element (Squatters SLC - good luck finding any) but it'll do just fine. Very alcoholic, ~10%. Plan on not remembering drinking this one. ;)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1329) - - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with thin white head. Funky Brett aroma with some fruity notes. Taste follows suit but adds some vanilla and oak with a lacto finish. Thinnish mouthfeel that lingers with moderate carb. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (379) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours clear gold. The aroma has some funk, bread, and light crisp fruit notes. The taste is green apple and sweet sugar. Very clean crisp light mouthfeel. All around very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (212) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours clear straw color with almost no head. Nose is very tart, with Brett, sour apple, tropical fruit, barnyard. Smells like a sour apple blow pop. Taste is milder than the nose, barnyard, Brett, sour apple, little peach, can taste the saison it once was, some funk and bitterness at the end, pretty dry, little bite to it. Not nearly as tart as the nose would lead you to believe, also not as tart as a true wild ale /sour. Solid, interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours hazy lemon, white head Smell funky tangerine, peach, tart Taste light tart, fruity and flowery Light body Solid

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (359) - Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is sour and smells like a pear. Appearance is a super hazy golden with tons of carbonation. Taste is sour with with some malt. Palate is sour. Overall, a good beer. Would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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