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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 24
Gots: 34 | 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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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev 0%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

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

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-21-2014 23:34:18 | More by salthemonster
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Jmamay22

New York

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a brilliantly clear golden yellow with a hint of amber. The frothy white head quickly subsides to a thick collar. Strong flavor from the Brettanomyces. The nose has an earthy mustiness with cider apple and pear fruit notes. Very inviting.

The taste is slightly acidic and tart. Begins with a hint of fruity sweetness of apples, but quickly moves to a bone dry crisp tart finish. Very effervescent carbonation. The strong carbonation seems to make the beer even more dry and acidic. Very interesting beer. The flavor does not quite reach the heights of complexity as the scent. I would enjoy having this again, yet I imagine it will soon be hard to find.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 22:51:38 | More by Jmamay22
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sanford_and_son

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-18-2014 22:09:30 | More by sanford_and_son
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aakerman

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-18-2014 15:40:18 | More by aakerman
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-16-2014 18:51:04 | More by thampel09
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-12-2014 23:39:20 | More by Keiferfillinger
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-08-2014 17:44:59 | More by bruindre
Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.