Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by rdickey:
3.98/5 rDev -0.7%
Appearance: The bottle is stamped Release #3, SLC #1 198. The beer pours a very clear gold into my tulip, with only a thin white head generated by a moderately rough pour. The head drops quickly, but does leave nice lacing.
Smell: Sour green apples explode out of the bottle when it is uncapped, with the funk of the Brettanomyces not far behind. Very enticing.
Taste: The sour flavors are much more moderated in the mouth than the nose would suggest. The Brett brings a barnyard element, vinous elements start to come through (particularly as it warms), as well as some mellow rounding oak notes. There are also grassy and herbal elements lurking around the edges. Overall, it’s quite nice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with relatively high carbonation. The surprisingly high ABV is pretty well masked.
Drinkability: This beer requires a little downshifting to drink responsibly, I think. Knowing the style it is tempting to dive in, but this is definitely a sipper.
02-08-2014 22:31:42 | More by rdickey
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
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
4.25/5 rDev +6%
Acquired the beer... Poured the beer... Drank the beer... Reviewed the beer...
Wasn't horrible, or I wouldn't have even bothered to review it...
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Cheers - Respect Beer!!
08-24-2014 01:07:08 | More by NSXAG
Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.