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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
fonefan (50778) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Courtesy of my Secret Winter Santa ]. ABV: 9.5%. Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, leather - brett, light to moderate hoppy, flowers, grass - dry gras, elderflowers. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and light moderate bitter with a long duration, elderflowers, sweet malt, brett. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131123]

3.8
Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Ottle. Cloudy yellow color, tiny white head, decent lacing. Aroma of light funk and dusty lemons. Taste is sour lemon drops, champagne, white wine. Nice.

3.5
cgarvieuk (25742) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2017
bottle zt home Christmas 2017 pt1 ... light golden yelow .. thin white lacing ... soft dry floral lime herbal fruit nose ... light dry bitter herbal zezty fruit ...

2.6
madmitch76 (25382) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
23rd June 2012
Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Palate is light and dry with mild fine carbonation. Mild Belgian yeast flavour and seltzer minerals. Mild orange and lemon citrus. Semi dry finish. Needs something more for the yeast to work on. Yeast alone does not make a beer!

3.7
Rasmus40 (21697) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty, bretty and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 231113

3.6
fiulijn (21019) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Courtesy of Josh, release #4, SLC#1367, 9.1% ABV
Hazy deep blond color with medium sized head. Deep aroma, vinous, with strong Brett, and delicate fruitiness; lightly footy, cobwebs, wet mossy wood. Soft mouthfeel, highly carbonated, off-dry; mild malt profile, but with a pleasant vinous character, fruity, hint of stone fruits, some Brett, woody finish; it has a light acidity level.
Nice beer, but the aroma is more interesting than the flavor.

3.8
saxo (19357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are brett, flowers, citrus, malt and hops and has a nice bitter sour finish. Easy drinkable.

3.3
mcberko (18589) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
22 oz. bottle, split with manuchampions and uhlan, pours a cloudy golden yellow wit a small white head. Aroma of soap, underwear, brett, yeast and lemon peel. Flavour of lemon / citrus peel, soap, some tartness, and some white wine barrels. Well-balanced with a nice tart vinous quality. Good.

3.5
Oakes (18563) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Pale yellow, thin head. The aroma has pedio, florals and just a dash of brett. Leads with tartness, fruity-berryish, and it finishes a bit tart.

3.3
chrisv10 (18240) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle, "release #2" 9.5%. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, eldeflower, fruit, little brett and vinegar. Flavour is malt, fruit, elderflower, little sweet, little brett, little sour, little dry and a little bitter.


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