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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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%

pat_ernzen's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pat_ernzen (8) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Release #1 into a tulip. Unlike the second, more common release this is unfiltered and a little lower in ABV. One of only 3,600 bottles and I’m kind of regretting opening this on my own because I’m loving it. Have had Release #2 on tap and, to me, this is on another level. The almost two and a half years of age probably helps. Not good at describing this kind of stuff, but it looks great with a bright white pillowy head, a clear golden color with plenty of floaties. Smells great and tastes even better. If you can get a bottle of the first release without too much trouble, get it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (517) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Very little head, no lacing, some sediment actually in the glass. Light orange Color. A little too sour for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (618) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Pours clear golden, minimal white head. Aroma is white grape, heavy oak, elder brett, light tropical fruit, grass, funk. Flavor is med sour, brett, pineapple, slightly acidic, oak. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Une bière dorée et délicatement voilée. Une belle mousse blanche qui laisse quelques traces sur mon verre. Le nez est super intéressant avec les brettanomyces, les fruits pâles, le fût de vin et la sueur féminine. Le goût est équilibré, délicat même, entre le jeu des levures, le côté fruité et les malts mielleux et l’acidité. En bouche, le corps est de moyenne densité avec un pétillement bas et une texture légèrement huileuse. La finale un peu funky et fruitée plaira à tous les palais.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Urbanhermit (13) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
My first Brett beer, I opened it way early just to see what a "young" Brett tastes like. This one threw off a lot band-aid in the aroma so that was good to experience. Also the taste came off with the antiseptic and slight rubbery notes I hear young Brett beers are often prone to. I bought a second bottle and look forward to popping it in a year or so. Otherwise, I love what this beer wants to become. Mouthfeel is great, color and carbonation are really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2115) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle..Pour is golden with a white head...Nose is grape skin, funk, pineapple, spice, brett...Taste is basement, pineapple, spice, grape skin, tartness..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
[7149-20150314] 1pt6floz bottle. Yeasty and cheesy and mild green leaf plastic aroma. Hazy, pale yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Tart cheesy yeast and mild plastic flavour. Medium body is sour. Interesting but a little plasticky. (7/3/6/3/14) 3.3
(Release #4, shared at beerhugger’s tasting)
Overheard: "I’d rather be slapped than gently nudged." - with hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigskyolattic (9) - - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
Different unique beer with great aroma and finish. Definitely has a different thing going on

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1258) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2015
On tap at Ashley’s Westland. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Very tart aroma. Flavor is very tart, bretty, saltine cracker. Tart to the point of sourness, with citrus and biscuit. Really, really tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1139) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear yellow color, medium frothy white head. Nice sweat sour aroma. Medium body with a weak sour flavor and weak finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1063) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Sour aroma with notes of honey and yeast. Pours a pale straw colour with a small white head. Pleasant taste mildly sour taste. Light body pleasant tart finish.

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