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RATINGS: 211   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%


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
russj117 (5) - Utah, USA - JAN 26, 2012 does not count
i love the sour style, so that’s my bias. very sweet and tart. smells almost like champagne. taste is initially sweet, then tart, with hints of apple and peach. the 8.8% is VERY well masked, and this beer is quite drinkable. finish is lingering tart. overall an amazing beer from epic. this is what i had hoped the sour apple saison would taste like. and as an ex-mormon i find the name hilarious. very good!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
revolverlbc (22) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
So freaking good. Highly recommended to me by a sales man who knows his stuff. Pick up a bottle now.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Clear yellow constant little bubbles. Aromas of brett, honey and funk. Tastes of light funk and tart citrus tones. Great full mouthfeel and hints of wine dryness in the aftertaste.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fascinating (3) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2012 does not count
Nose: Sulfur, English mustard, wet wool, TCP antiseptic, tarragon, sweet basil, white grape juice and chicken stock. Look: Sunshine yellow. Champagne-like effervescence. Taste: White pepper, juniper berry, dry white wine and lemon zest. Notes: Long medium tartness. Very dry nose. Medium dry finish. Overall, very "white wine-like".

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
I’ve never had a more brett forward ale! The aroma and taste stinks, just like us brett lovers expect. Make this in 16 oz. cans, year around, and it would never leave my frig!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elad (12) - - DEC 30, 2012
Golden in color with not much head. Smells of a tart crisp apple with some funk. Tastes of white wine and tart apples, plus the brett. Love this beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
In short: An original, refreshing, very bright and moderately wild/barnyard amber Saison. Truly excellent.
How: Bottle 22oz, batch 1, consumed 9 months after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by tyler_mn, thanks a lot Tyler.
The look: Cloudy glowing golden-amber body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is moderately bretty with a very bright farmhouse character, a nice breeze in a coutryside flower field and a not-so-dirty horse blanket. Taste is also very bright. A nice bright restrained brett character, very clean for a brett beer with the brett bringing sharp funky grapefruity edges. A wheat-like malt backbone, a refreshing mild acidity/tartness, a fresh bowl of fruit salad, pleasant cheesy notes. Sweetness sensation is very low. Salty/minerals mouthdrying finish along with some white grapefruits. Everything worked so well in this beer, nothing is overdone, it tasted unique in a way I have a hard time to put into words. Brett beers can be tricky, never know when is the best time to open them, not sure if it because I just waited the perfect amount of time before opening this particular bottle, but I thought this beer was fantastic, an wonderful surprise considering the so-so ratings indicate. I liked it so much that I texted my friend who sent me the bottle a “:)”, the first time I text a smiley face, because the last time I was this happy there was only rotary phones.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1833) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle (release #4, 9.1% ABV, SLC #1397) poured into a tulip. Pours a clear light golden yellow with almost a finger off-white head. Nice amount of carbonation streaming up the glass. Brett, funk, tropical fruit, pear on the nose. On the taste, big Brett notes, funk, slightly tart, pear, some wine and oak. Crisp and refreshing with a medium body and dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2014
750ml release #3. Pours a nice golden color with a white head leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is tart with big waves of pear, apple, and dandelion flowers. Tatse is big funky brett, tart and wonderful. This beer is awesome, I love Brett though so this was right up my alley.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Really enjoyed this one! 14 karat pour with a nice ivory head. Musty, dusty, dirty, dank. Little peppery, touch of spice, some citrus, bit yeasty. The brett definitely adds an interesting dynamic. Almost get some sage and coriander. Delicious and refreshing!


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