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

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Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden AleElder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale
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
Ratings:
435
Reviews:
97
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
66
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 435 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of South2NW
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justin82
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cgrunin
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BradShook
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of benloho
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Loudog1411
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
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 +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mar_mar_801
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shawnadams330
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
1.5/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beinerso
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of svenness
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 6, bottled December 2014

L: Clear straw-yellow, white head
S/T: Funk up front, lots of apple esters, a touch of bubblegum, tangerine, some grain, wine wine notes on the finish
F: Medium bodied yet dry, moderate palate carbonation and faint bitterness
O: Great brett forward saison, hard to believe it is 9%

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Photo of Gregf51
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MFMB
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up Elder Brett at the SLC cold case this evening. Pours a clear golden straw color with little head, what head is the disappears immediately. Funk, spicy, grainy citrusy, peppery funky funk funk. I like it. I'm down with Elder Brett.

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Photo of uccle81
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've probably had about 20 different Saison style beers. I grew up in Belgium and I've never particularly been a fan of the style. But this is exceptional. They've managed to make this stuff like the Nectar of the Gods!

The end result is a delightful beer that is sour but balanced with apple flavors and a slight malty sweetness. And the barrel aging is perfect. Brings a slight bit of wood and nice sour flavors. This beer is a treat.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 435 ratings.
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