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Old Sage Brett | Epic Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ricecracker420 on 02-14-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 21
Photo of Ratman197
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear gold with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of straw, sage, horse blanket and citrus. Mouthfeel was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, sage, horse blanket and light citrus with a crisp dry tart lingering sage finish.

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Photo of mactrail
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Sweet and fruity, so it must the the peaches. But that whiff of sage is an eye-opener. The brewery says: "Brewed with rosemary, sage and thyme then aged in old Brainless on Peaches casks with Brettanomyces yeast."

Clear golden color in the St. Bernardus globe with a modest cap of foam. Some bubbles in the glass, and plenty of sparkles on the tongue, but not anything like lacing. Richly flavored yet rather tart. The brett is forthright but not particularly funky and adds just the right bitterness at the finish. That clean brett taste with that herbal nose is unique in my experience.

What an interesting whacky beer. Hopelessly drinkable at 7.6%. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a fabulous beer. not sure if this is was a blend of elder brett and utah sage saison, or if it was the sage saison refermented with brett in brainless on peaches barrels, i just simply cannot remember after a couple too many of them, but its one or the other, im leaning toward the peaches, and is just sensational. the intensity of the sage is mellowed significantly from the base beer, while the brett adds a farmy funk well beyond the saison yeast. dry as a bone, super carbonated, and truly a delight. notes of sweet orchard fruit with the sage make me think peaches, and there is that distinctly belgian character they get out of their yeast. i love the complexity here, so much going on, but all parties seem to contribute equally, never getting muddled at all. could drink this forever, not realizing how strong it actually is. light and bright, full of flavors melding into eachother and bringing out the most. it inspires food for me, cheeses would be one direction, but so would grilled meat and other heavier things. one of a kind, i would kill to see this get bottled!

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Photo of paulmarquez10
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle states release #1

On the nose lots of brett character; wet hay, horse blanket, funkiness you get a bit if the saison yeast but very subtle. Mouthfeel; front of the tongue you get some citrus notes. A little orange and/or lemon peel. Middle of the mouth you get some spices; possibly coriander and some ginger. Back of the mouth you get the brett characteristics. Some what of a dry finish but not too dry.

Overall: Never nice beer. For 12 bucks not bad at all!! This is one that I would definitely buy a few of to see how they develop in the bottle.

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Old Sage Brett from Epic Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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