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

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4.04/5
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444 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#3,306
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
444
pDev:
9.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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30
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 444 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of loganburgh
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beinerso
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of svenness
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
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 +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigleague
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +11.9%
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 +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Redrock
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Elder Brett pours a clear gold-yellow, with a thin head that fades in a heartbeat into a slight film that laces the glass. This saison’s name articulates, there’s a hefty amount of Brettanomyces in this golden ale, and the barnyard funk really evident on the nose, earthy, funk and hints of sour green apples. But the first taste is citrus, white wine, and sweetness, rounded out with a hint of oak and white pepper come out, ending with a crisp finish. For a 9.1% ABV brew, it’s very drinkable.

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Photo of alostplot
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lots of brett in the nose. Very champagne like in smell. Taste is almost funky apple cider like with a grainy finish. Very different and pretty decent.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VAcrossr
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent gold/honey with pinky of pearl white head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Sourness, hell I smelled it as soon as the bottle cracked! Grassyness as well, horse blanket, wet hay

T: Pears, grassiness, sourness & dryness up front. Some grapefruit, pineapple & more Brett sourness as this warms, a little white grape as well. Grapefruit & sourness dominate, a little sweet fruittyness with some breadynesss, a little more pear as well. Finishes with sourness, pineapple, dryness & white grape skin

MF: Medium body, pretty firm carbonation, tails off as this warms

Drinks too easy, another great beer from these guys. Sourness done right

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4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fordknox
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateMac13
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 21Maestro8
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 444 ratings
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