Elder Brett: Saison-Brett Golden Ale #1
- Release Number: 1
- ABV%: 8.80%
- Brew Date: 6/1/11
- Pack Date: 1/23/12
- Brewery: Salt Lake City
- Notes: Primary fermentation was accomplished using Saison yeast and then the young beer was moved to French oak white wine casks retired after the production of Epic̢?0089?0073 2011 Great American Beer Festival (GABF), Silver Medal winner Brainless on Peaches. The barrels were inoculated with a blend of four different types of Brettanomyces. Aging for over nine months in the barrels allows the character of the unique wild yeast to fully express itself in the beer. The result combines all the elements for a truly sublime complexity. The aroma is rich with the musty, barnyard-like character that ̢?0081?0042rett̢?003f0020is famous for as well as some remnants of the white wine. The flavor also has wonderful amounts of fruity notes both from the yeast and hints of the peach fermentation that took place previously in the barrel, all rounded out with a pleasant and refreshing acidity and incredibly drinkable for an 8.8% ABV beverage. The beer has a round body, is dominated by yeast character, but is tart enough to leave the palette refreshed and wanting more.
- Malt: Pilsner, Pregel. Barley Falkes, Light candy sugar, 2-Row Caraplis Malt, Rice Hulls and Flaked Oats.
- Boil: Tettnang