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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4917) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Brett nose up front. Apple juice and yeast. Tart. Lots of apples in this one.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear light golden color. Aroma and taste are funk and fruit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1401) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle, Release 6. Pours a clear gold with just a hint of gooseberry green; there is a lot of visible carbonation and the head is white, mixed-grain, mashed-potato fluffy, with sticky lace. Nose is stone fruit, yeast, barnyard, winery floor, old barrels, hard cheese, and acetic acid. On the tongue, it starts off with earth, dirt, mushrooms, and tart gooseberries -- much tastier than it sounds, I promise -- then shifts into washed-rind cheese, white wine vinegar, bitter herbs, and anise/fennel. Finish is long, warm, and acidic. The sourness, far from being dominant, is a complementary component to the gnarly earthy flavors, and it’s a marriage that works quite well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7455) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Urbanhermit (15) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (635) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2173) - 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..

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1275) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1125) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (534) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1289) - 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.


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