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Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale - Epic Brewing Company

Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden AleElder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale

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89
very good

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.77%


Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/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 Sasion into a Saison-Brett Golden Ale.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 01-28-2012)
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kagent777

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4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bomber directly from the brewery poured into my perfect pint. This one is from release two, with 9.5 %ABV. Epic website does not have info up for batch two. This was released fairly recently.

Appearance: A nice effervescent crystal clear pale straw. Lots of nice bubbles streaming to the surface, almost looks like champagne. Leaves a sheet of lacing as I drink it down.

Smell: I get a lot of white wine notes that smell very dry and almost sharp. I do not get "horse blanket". I am new to brett beers, so take my review with a grain of salt. I do get a musty cellar sort of smell, I do not recognize it so it must be from the Brett?

Taste: Starts out white wine like, then goes a little funky with a good mix of barrel and brett (I assume). The finish finally returns to more familiar "beer-like" territory at the end. The wine note is a touch sweet with fruit notes as the beer warms, but certainly not cloying. The grain note on the end is light with a cracker taste. Very complex. I do not want the bottle to end.

Mouthfeel: A lighter beer in the body with plentiful carbonation that is still smooth.

Overall: This is a very interesting take on beer and I am glad to have tried it. I certainly will not get it often with it being 12 a bottle, a little steep for my tastes. Very happy to have this available in the market. I hope they are careful with the yeast.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 03:43:43 | More by kagent777
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Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.