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RATINGS: 206   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2013
From the bottle. poured a hazey golden with a white head. aroma barnyard, pepper, lemon, some orange. flavor at first taste I thought I don’t like this but after a few sips I got into it got a green apple, orange, lemon, yeast, some alcohol. good beer


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5313) - 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 (2570) - 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 (10) - - 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 (14403) - 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 (3092) - 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 (1531) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Pale yellow, thin head. The aroma has pedio, florals and just a dash of brett. Leads with tartness, fruity-berryish, and it finishes a bit tart.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3944) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle - Tart and sour Brett with some citrus. Hazy gold with a rich bubbly head. Brett, hay and tart lemon with a long yeast finish. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1170) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2014
This is a simple beer, but extremely well executed, in my opinion. The brett is done nicely. Golden pour with a generous creamy white head. A nice tartness from the brett. Sour apple, with the typical horse blanket flavor, but not puckering sour that can detract or be too overwhelming. This is a beer that I purchase every once in a while. Too pricey for a go to beer, but I really enjoy this when the money is set aside for a bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5315) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Andrew shared with Andrew and Brendan. Pours a hazy golden body with thin tightly bubbled white lacing. Aroma is funky lemon and musky Brett. Mouthfeel is sour with notes of lemon Brett funkiness, sourdough , yeast and light earthy character. Nice.


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