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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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%


Nephilium's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1696) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
(Release #2; 9.5% ABV) This beer starts off with a big funky aroma, with notes of white wine, green apples, and lemon. It pours a light golden with a big white head. The flavor is an interesting one, it starts off with a slight sweetness to it, which then fades to a watery tartness. Very light mouthfeel, and alcohol not detectable at all. A very solid offering, I just wish it had a little more body to it. I’ll be grabbing some more of this to stash in the cellar.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5686) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
650ml bottle pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some white wine grapes and yeasty notes. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a spicy and citrus hop bitterness and a dry white wine finish. Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, a nicely crafted brew that is well balanced and tasty. Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 12, 2016
"Hello, my name is elder Brett..." Reminds me of the "epic" musical "Book of Mormon." Clear bright gold with a small white head. Aroma is nice, Brett, oak, barnyard funk, green apple, lemon. Nice mildly tart funky flavor, good slight sweet malt backbone lending mild sweetness. Medium bodied, crisp, lively. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2016
From the bottle at the Annex after wandering the Lake Blanche trail all morning. Bubbly gold with a small white head. Awesome aroma with sour notes plus brett and citrus fruit; makes your mouth water. Nice sour kick in the flavor but the finishes has more brett and a hint of bitterness. Pretty cool and complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (4190) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Draft at Doherty's ale house. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Nice white wine notes on the nose. Lovely balance between the Brett and the saison elements on the tongue. Finished clean. Lovely beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3279) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle 660ml. Pours blond with low white head. Aroma is of fruits, bretts, menthol, eucalyptus, pampers. Taste is of fruits, bretts, vanilla, pampers. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Quite nice, bretty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours clear gold with frothy, white head. Nose is champagne yeast, hops, citrus, pale malt. Tastes dry, hoppy, white winey, with late apple and hop flavor. Solid, and a true beer/wine straddler.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3335) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
Pours an unclear golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of earthy brett, pepper, fruits and slight oxidation. Taste is really fruity, funky and offers some light white wine angles. Pretty oaky, too, was this barrel-aged? Dry. Average body and carbonation. A nice fruity/vinous saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2838) - SPAIN - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl. @ Liquor Shop Yoshida, Toyama, Japon. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Sour, fruity, yeasty / Agrio, afrutado, levadura.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
pours unclear bright gold with a small creamy white cap offering some retention and lacing. candied lemons, ginger, minty citrus, tropical fruits, celery salt, golden juicy maltiness, rather fruity bretts, white pepper. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; gently tart and spicy-citrusy finish. solid juicy tart brett concoction.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5291) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by czar at tasting, thanks! Clear pale golden with a small white head, moderate retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is nicely brett forward with bright fruitiness, oak spiciness, funk, white wine barrels, cider notes and floral notes. Taste is nicely funky with fruity brettanomyces, oak spiciness, herbal and floral notes, white wine barrels, hints of vanilla and grass. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Super fruity finish. Really good, easy drinking fruity brett Saison.


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