Elder Brett | Epic Brewing Company

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4.04/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 01-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,568
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
450
pDev:
9.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
70
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 450 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of TheHopsman
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heyabbott
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Flounder57
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Nice funky Brett flavor, vanilla, apple, toasted, biscuity, cracker, green apple, spicy, chardonnay grapes, oak, and some alcohol.

Taste: Nice light funky Brett barnyard flavor, vanilla, toasted, biscuity, cracker, pale malts, green apple, chardonnay grapes, oak, warm alcohol, some bitterness, and a little chewy.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, a little dry, slightly chewy, sour, tart, some bitterness, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Have to admit that this beer got better with each sip. Can't believe it's 9.4%. I'd revisit this one again.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobertColianni
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shleepy
3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear and golden. Small head. Smell has a champagne-like yeast/sugar quality and some Brett. taste is similar - a little residual sugar and plenty of Brett character. Honestly, tastes a lot like some my older, mediocre homebrew that I was recently tasting. Disappointing.

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Photo of rjd722
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of agreenman19
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VashonGuy
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2185
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NEOdrinker
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitenads
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reizorc
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justin82
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cgrunin
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BradShook
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of benloho
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Loudog1411
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear goldenstraw with a frothy head that fritters away, leaving copious amounts of lace

Smell: Floral, almost honeysuckle-like, with a funky, leathery tone; a vinous aspect, as well

Taste: Funky and floral, with honeysuckle and other herbal elements; strong, oaky white wine flavor builds; farmhouse and medicinal, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I guess I am going to go against the grain here, but I really don't care for the flavor profile here; reminds me of a non-fruited mead with Brett

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Photo of ledouge
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Elder Brett from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 450 ratings