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

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90
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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 70
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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +1%

Release #003. Brewed 11/12 and bottled 11/13.

What good fortune. This was the beer I was most interested in trying while visiting Utah in 2012 but had just missed everywhere. And lo and behold, I found the last bottle on the shelves at Vintage Estate.

Thin white head on a fogged golden hue. Nose is leather, wet straw, and barnyard and wild yeast funkery. Flavor is lemon citrus, rather sharp, that wild yeast funk, grass. I like it. Kind of firm though and not really bringing much grace or finesse. Either way, it's a shame I didn't get to try the release back in '12, but I am definitely glad I had the chance to try it now.

05-30-2014 03:08:35 | More by RblWthACoz
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Spiral517

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-28-2014 01:43:59 | More by Spiral517
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starshockey9

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-20-2014 02:10:52 | More by starshockey9
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JLapadura

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-20-2014 00:45:27 | More by JLapadura
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%

Beer poured into a long stemmed tulip glass.
Release # 9
Collaboration with Crooked Stave

Beer pours a nice bright golden color with a nice half inch white head of medium density that recedes quickly down to nothing. A very bright yet slightly hazy brew.

Aroma is of yummny saison spice with great barrel note. Slightly vinous notes with some chalky yeast phenols and some funk. Also some mild citric tartness in the nose.

Flavor starts off with some nice vinous character. White wine notes. Dry grape and earthy wood. Notes of slight tartness with mild citrus notes combines with nice grape juice and wine sweetness. Buttery Chardonnay notes with some nice mineral and dry notes of a Pinot Grigio. Overall a very complex flavor profile. Nice slight alcoholic burn with some nice notes of tartness and dry woody funk to finish things off. Nice dry body and overall a well carbonated profile that cleans the palette leaving you wanting more.

Awesome brett based beer. Wine barrels give it a nice touch.

05-13-2014 22:04:46 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Claybully

Utah

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

05-09-2014 05:13:13 | More by Claybully
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-06-2014 00:42:55 | More by Stinger80OH
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draheim

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -11.5%

22oz into a tulip. Pours a crystal-clear pure golden color w/ a 1-finger pure white head.

Aroma is grassy and tart, earthy. Green apples, pale biscuity malt, lemon and spice.

Taste is clean and dry, crisp. A gentle bretty tartness brings a mild citrusy quality. But this beer lacks the distinctive saison funk I expect from the style; it seems like it's trying to be some kind of gateway beer, but ends up feeling kind of like a cross between a saison and a pilsner. There's also a distracting grainy crushed-aspirin taste that I get in some brett saisons.

Mouthfeel is a little light, lacks body. Carbonation is a bit prickly. Lacks the soft mouthfeel I expect from the style.

Overall a decent beer but it lacks the body and complexity that separates the great from the good.

05-05-2014 03:59:41 | More by draheim
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.89/5  rDev -3%

A-Clear yellow, some carbonation, one finger head that leaves some lacing.

S-Wheat, brett, some grass and a very slight lemon as well.

T-Wheat, slight funk, more tart than sour. Tad bit of rubbery flavors though. Slight grass in there as well.

M-Lighter, slight carbonation.

O-The rubbery flavors were the only bad thing about the beer, if it didn't have them it would have been rather yummy.

05-04-2014 21:57:21 | More by rlee1390
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-23-2014 23:12:29 | More by ToddBeans
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-20-2014 16:29:17 | More by markgugs
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-20-2014 01:32:20 | More by HoistinBrews
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Quafftastic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-13-2014 20:57:31 | More by Quafftastic
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Braz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-10-2014 04:18:58 | More by Braz
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-09-2014 15:04:58 | More by JimmyAloysius
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-08-2014 22:09:18 | More by wonothesane42
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-07-2014 02:10:35 | More by StArnoldFan
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-06-2014 02:51:19 | More by SadMachine
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KevBot89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-02-2014 00:49:48 | More by KevBot89
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denver10

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-02-2014 00:44:48 | More by denver10
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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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Zimm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-30-2014 01:42:34 | More by Zimm
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jaemeno3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-22-2014 20:41:51 | More by jaemeno3
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-22-2014 04:35:22 | More by DantheMan75
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-21-2014 23:34:18 | More by salthemonster
Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.