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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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%


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1454) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1533) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
First bottle of 2015. Pours a deep golden yellow haze with significant head and carbonation. Aroma is mostly brett, light fruits, cereal, hay, and horse blanket. The taste is pleasant with a fruit and brett forward body, cereal, horse barn, and cheese. Big carb. Light body. Somewhat dry. Very flavorful. Tingly mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle pours out crisp and clean light golden topped with a small soap ring head. Aroma of sweetness, green apple, brett, and toast. Taste is more of the green apples and brett.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5132) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours golden with a mild haziness and a white head. The aroma has bright vinegar, citrus sourness, earthy bugs, oak and some passion fruit. It has a medium / light body with some mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts more balanced with pale malt, grain aspects, earthy bugs, light vinegar, bright fruit and tartness. The finish has a refreshing sourness, minor alcohol and a touch of lacto sourness. Really nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8911) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Somewhat hazy golden pour. Getting some buttered popcorn in here. Slight tartness. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Clear golden with a pale head. Aroma is brett, saison spice, pear, white wine. Medium-light bodied, fruity on the palate. Taste is dry but fruity white wine, hints of stone fruit and brett.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8353) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"Full disclosure - I did not pay for this bottle, and wouldn’t have. I’ll drop $14 or more on a 750 in a heartbeat, but not for a wheat IPA bordering on a double. This did not exceed expectations, either. Nice aroma of pine and spicy hops...same in the finish. But, even though this is fresh, and dry hopped, it did not taste fresh. Too malt heavy. Pretty pleasant beer, but an absolute rip off at the price."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3781) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bomber from the Barrel and the Bottle in North Market. Yellow gold pour with thin white and soapy stick. Nice aroma of lemon, tart, melon, green apple, oak. Tastes are bretty grapefruit, floral, barnyard, lemon candy sugar. Covers the alcohol well. Light bitter funk finish. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5780) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Hazy dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wild yeast, sweeter light fruits, vanilla, citrus, and green grapes. Taste of citrus, wood, wild yeast, tropical fruits, and a sour finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours quite hazy amber with a sandy-colored ring on top. The aroma is sweet and tart yeast like candy, just like I like! The flavor brings sweet tart candy literally lingering on the palate endlessly, nicely tempting tongues ’til the end.


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