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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Slightly cloudy gold, loose foamy white head. Smells like lemon and sour apple, with notes o pine and white wine. Taste is lemon, sour, winey, with woody notes, as well. I get Granny Smith apples, as well.

3.7
camborne (1029) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Light head and minimal lacing. Sour nose with fruit and grape aroma. Apple cider taste with hints of wine flavor. Almost no carbonation and light finish. Tasty

3.4
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Aroma is sour, bretty, pineapple. pours clear golden witha thin rough head. taste is aroma but with a bit of sweet malts, palate is thick the lack of carbonation here is really bringing this down as the flavors don’t dance they sort of just "sit" overall the sour is nice and it’s a good use of brett but the carbonation level really brings this down for me.

3.4
walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2013
From the bottle. poured a hazey golden with a white head. aroma barnyard, pepper, lemon, some orange. flavor at first taste I thought I don’t like this but after a few sips I got into it got a green apple, orange, lemon, yeast, some alcohol. good beer

3.9
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2013
The aroma was fantastic with notes of brett funk and barnyard plus belgian yeast peppery and fruity notes. The taste was pretty similar with a medium bitterness up front and only a touch of alcohol on the finish.

3.4
mansquito (6888) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Black Squirrel, DC tap: Pours slightly hazed golden with a very little head. Aroma is funky, vinous, lemony, with a hint of candy. Reminds me a bit of lemon drops. Tastes like a straight saison with a significant sour component. Sourness is mild to moderate level. Nice little aftertaste. Low carbonation, which allows for quick drinking.

3.7
nimbleprop (8743) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
22oz bottle pours a clear gold with some clumpy, white head. Nose is really nice and inviting, herbal, sweet, a little muscat grape, a little candy sugar, yeast, flowers. Flavor is sugary, chrysanthemum, apple cider, pear, candy sugar, slight boozy. Full, sweet, slightly hot finish.

3.5
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Poured into a tulip out of a 22oz bomber. Pours a clear medium gold with barely some thin wispy traces of a head. Plenty of carbonation with small bubbles rising throughout but all quickly dissipate when they reach the surface. No lacing either. An average amount of funk in the aroma but not quite to the level that I was expecting. A little bit of grape and oak reminiscent of a Chardonnay along with lemon/lime and some white bread. The brett is even less pronounced in the flavor, unfortunately. There is more grape skin and oak but it is subdued as well. A bit of tart lemon and lime come through nicely complimenting the tartness from the wild yeast. Mouthfeel is a bit thin which is ok for the style but the finish is not at all crisp and dry like it should be. Overall, I am a bit disappointed with this beer. I really wish all of the flavors were more forward and less muddled. I was really hoping this was going to be a Brett bomb. An ok beer but really not worth putting tons of effort into seeking out.

3.6
marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from the Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego. Pours clear golden with a fluffy white head and a sour fruity aroma. There is a fairly sour lime taste with a dry finish and a nice yeast presence.

3.4
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
translucent gold, thin white ring, oily. Of course Brett nose, hints of Chardonnay, . heavy sulfuric Brett flavor, white grape mid with light sugary apple and bit of booze. Thin, slick profile accents one-note profile.


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