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

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90
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242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 25
Gots: 35 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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mlm5641

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

01-25-2014 05:28:46 | More by mlm5641
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oberon

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -9%

Poured into a large tulip glass a somewhat hazed lighter golden with a thinner than expected white head atop.Alot of tart green apple in the nose,a tinge spice with funk induced brett somewhat subdued wich didn't bother me.Again tart green apples play a big role on the palate with the funkiness being a little more assertive,a decent breadiness holds well thru the finish,the alcohol lends just a little sweet zip.Not bad,it's not as funky as many of the farmhouse brett in fused styles, but it's not overly complex either.

09-04-2012 13:51:39 | More by oberon
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wrycon

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%

A pretty golden pale straw. Smells deeply of fruit - golden apple and pear. A lot of funk and some hints of Chardonnay. Crisp to start with an acidic tang. The mid is a plump socket of sweet pear. The golden ale makes itself known in the back third, rounding the brew into a highly drinkable package. Mouthfeel is a bit thicker than expected, though not overly so. Good collab.

Like It? Yes, Indeed

02-11-2012 03:22:05 | More by wrycon
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-17-2014 23:19:44 | More by DaftPatrick
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -15.7%

22oz bottle, release #1. Pours a hazy yellow with a smallish white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing. It has quite a few floaties.

The aroma is floral brett and some slightly metallic overripe fruits and some funk.

The flavor is some fruity apple champagne with brett notes and some funk with a bit of bitterness in the dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I recall this being a much better brett beer when I had it a couple of months ago. Either this bottle is different or it isn't aging well for my tastes. A lot more sediment this time around too.

06-13-2012 04:55:22 | More by Beaver13
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a good bit of brett in it, as well as some lacto notes, which are complimented by the wheat and lemon characteristics. The flavor has quite a bit of brett and leathery funk it in, with some wheat and a little bit of green pepper and Belgian yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very odd beer, but one I found pretty enjoyable.

07-04-2012 19:10:47 | More by Mora2000
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-03-2012 18:38:29 | More by xdefeatsy
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-29-2013 05:58:20 | More by doremite
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wo87810

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-07-2012 22:26:12 | More by wo87810
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Auraan

Arizona

4.96/5  rDev +23.7%

Poured a hazy yellowish orange with a thin white head that dissipated quickly leaving no lacing. Scents of apricot, barnyard like funk, and sour notes. Flavor is pronounced sour notes, some fruity (green grape) notes, a hit of lemon, light hints of pale malt and a dry, white wine-like finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a medium carbonation level. An excellent brett beer, with deep sour notes and a good degree of complexity on the taste and a bit less complex, but still excellent, scent. A very good beer that I'd try again.

03-30-2013 04:51:52 | More by Auraan
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-27-2014 23:33:20 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-31-2013 01:53:57 | More by ste5venla
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-08-2014 23:47:07 | More by JMS1512
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-30-2014 01:38:17 | More by mdaschaf
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Tuckersmth

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-30-2014 03:30:45 | More by Tuckersmth
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-29-2014 15:03:59 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%

Big brett aroma, saison brett. Odd spider lacing. Funk aroma, a sour edge. Yellow bodied. Boozy smell in the finish, bigger than the listed abv. A pleasant drinkable sourness.
Bottle from recent US trip.A recommended try for funk and saison fans. A good and unique Brett.

03-10-2013 22:19:25 | More by Sammy
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markcp

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-30-2014 20:03:43 | More by markcp
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Glibber

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-01-2013 06:58:40 | More by Glibber
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Meathead1965

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-17-2012 22:59:00 | More by Meathead1965
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-19-2014 11:35:58 | More by nick_asian
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-29-2013 00:20:01 | More by blindpiggie
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-15-2013 04:01:25 | More by GRG1313
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

11-27-2012 02:30:53 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6%

12-13-2013 07:20:49 | More by Ajlvt
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Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.