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

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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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aakerman

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-08-2014 17:44:59 | More by bruindre
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Czequershuus

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-05-2014 03:21:45 | More by Czequershuus
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-02-2014 19:35:01 | More by JMUbrewz
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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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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-26-2014 21:12:08 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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stephensinner

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-24-2014 02:07:14 | More by stephensinner
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kp29

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-21-2014 07:36:18 | More by kp29
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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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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-18-2014 00:05:42 | More by DaveHack
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Taperwookie

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-15-2014 17:04:57 | More by Taperwookie
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i4ourgot

California

3.25/5  rDev -19%

02-13-2014 17:50:48 | More by i4ourgot
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-10-2014 00:34:51 | More by amishbooze
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srgj88

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-09-2014 01:32:04 | More by srgj88
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rdickey

New Jersey

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
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SCZ

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-08-2014 05:08:51 | More by SCZ
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

02-08-2014 02:53:08 | More by crobinso
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Hopbully

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-07-2014 23:29:05 | More by Hopbully
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-07-2014 02:13:19 | More by Boozecamel
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bfields4

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-04-2014 23:21:40 | More by bfields4
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured a cloudy golden body with one finger head and massive lace retention and there is an aroma that I would say is both sweet and sour; minimal funky Brett notes and sour fruit along with some of that typical barnyard funk aroma and sour fruits but also some sweet fruit touches like green apple and light tropical fruits (or even white grapes for that vinous effect). Light bodied, easy to drink, there seems to be a little oakiness in this beer that keeps it smooth and the sharp crispness (touch of citric) is noticeable on finish but doesn't cut through beer while I drink, there is again this great balance of both sweet and sour components. Sour, tart fruits which I can only really think of sour apple or sour grape along with the yeast almost sweet (the funky Brettness is not overpowering at all and even a little subdued at times) compared to funk and an almost Belgian sweet vibe but not as much sugary as tropical fruit like. A really pleasurable saison to relax with.

02-03-2014 21:21:46 | More by clayrock81
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chaint

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-03-2014 18:06:44 | More by chaint
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Tuckersmth

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-30-2014 03:30:45 | More by Tuckersmth
Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.