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RATINGS: 240   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3174) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2012
22oz Bottle pours out crisp and clean light golden topped with a small soap ring head. Aroma of sweetness, green apple, brett, and toast. Taste is more of the green apples and brett. This was a great gift from my lovely wife. Along with my 7th RB aniv. today I had to at least put in a review.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1210) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigskyolattic (5) - - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
Different unique beer with great aroma and finish. Definitely has a different thing going on

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3647) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savage_Night (39) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pours a orange gold color with a moderate white head. Head retention is ok. Sour, yeasty, slight citrus and very light spice aroma. Sour, yeasty, spice and almost bready taste. Awesome tasting Saison. Great at any time of the day.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (325) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
Very sour brett aroma with autumn grass aroma. Very bubbly golden ale with lots of white lace. Tastes of light applejuice with balancing bitter hay, very very nice. Palate a little fizzier than average. Overall, great ale, very Jolly Pumpkin-ish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap. Hazy gold. Nice foamy head. Beautiful sour nose and taste. Full body. Bright lemon zest. Coriander. Really nice, solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 From a bottle at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like herbs, yeast, dried golden raisins, apple, pear, and smooth alcohol. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like yeast, dried golden raisins, apple, pear, and light herb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
2015-03-14. Hazy dark golden yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is mildly funky, fairly alcoholic, light fruit. Flavour is relatively mild, lightly funky and lightly sour, moderate bitter hops and alcohol that grows as you go. Lingering funky hops. Smooth bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Decent. Bit too mild overall but nice. Bottle, Release 4, shared by treehugger.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
This is one fantastic beer. Popped it open, and a wonderful aroma filled the air. Golden pour, frothy head, bright effervescence. Definitely one to get again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2866) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2015
651 ml. bottle, shared with multiple others at brewclub. Pours a thin white head over a slightly hazy yellow (SRM 3) body......nose is barnyard, Brett, minimal hops, slight cereal, light floral notes balance to the Brett.....taste is lightly sour with barnyard, typical Brett notes, balance to the Brett.....mouth feel, medium body, alcohol warmth present. This is a well balanced beer with adequate Brett notes. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7


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