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RATINGS: 210   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%


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Aroma is sour, bretty, pineapple. pours clear golden witha thin rough head. taste is aroma but with a bit of sweet malts, palate is thick the lack of carbonation here is really bringing this down as the flavors don’t dance they sort of just "sit" overall the sour is nice and it’s a good use of brett but the carbonation level really brings this down for me.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6610) - Burnsville, 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 (1302) - 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 (5977) - 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 (2762) - 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 (5365) - Spring Mount, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2613) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rolimcarmo (11) - - AUG 1, 2014
Golden, yellow; white foam with low head retention. Aroma: apples, citric, sour, spices. Taste: salty, acid, spices, cidery, apples, orange, tart and dry finish. Very good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Courtesy of Josh, release #4, SLC#1367, 9.1% ABV
Hazy deep blond color with medium sized head. Deep aroma, vinous, with strong Brett, and delicate fruitiness; lightly footy, cobwebs, wet mossy wood. Soft mouthfeel, highly carbonated, off-dry; mild malt profile, but with a pleasant vinous character, fruity, hint of stone fruits, some Brett, woody finish; it has a light acidity level.
Nice beer, but the aroma is more interesting than the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Hazy, light gold color. Some bretty funk in the in the nose. Light hay and florals. Lighter sourness with a little citrus pith on the finish. Refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1628) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Release #1, sat in my cellar for what seems like 2 years? Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a huge white head. Lemongrass nose, with a touch of stone fruit. Big funk. Bright citrus and spice. Oak. Wet grass. Sharp mouthfeel. A little phenolic in the finish, leaving the tongue a little tingly. I recall having this fresh and did not think it had much character. Glad I set this one down for a while!


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