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Mammoth Wild Sierra Mountain Farmhouse Ale
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This beer is a continuation of our quest to produce distinct beers using local indigenous ingredients. Wild Sierra emulates spring in the Sierra with the snow melting out of the forests and giving way to fruity/spicy aromas of the trees with a touch of earthiness from wet soil. Mountain farmhouse style is very alive with active cultures of wild yeast continuously changing the flavor profile. We use Belgian ale yeast, Saison yeast, and wild yeast harvested off of local Piñon Pine needles in the brewing process. Our wild yeast also contains Lactobacillus which lends a refreshing tartness to the beer.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours pale dishwater gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is very earthy and musty. Med body. Mildly sour. Musty/earthy/fruity/spicy/banana in flavor. Flavors are not intense, but it’s very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Spring 2013 bottle thanks to TWalls. Pours with a hazed golden yellow hued body and a large fluffy white head with good retention and lace. Aromas are of isoamyl acetate, spruce, herbal hops, peppery phenols, light Brett and pine, medium malt, low fusel alcohol. Something a touch spicy that I cannot place. Flavors are medium malty, biscuity and toasty, mildly earthy, clean, crisp, some earthy and lightly nutty notes, low tartness. Decent saison. Easy to drink. Peppery, earthy, odd spice finish. Not bad at all. A bit of (at least perceived) residual sweetness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Light grain and light yeasty aroma. Tart and grainy flavor with light frutiiness. Medium bodied. Tart and light grain lingers with light fruitiness and light yeast. Not much lacto, but a bit of tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6589) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle from Beercafe OL, Walnut Creek. Pours clear blonde with a disappearing white head and a barnyard aroma. There is a lightly sour yeasty fruit flavor with some banana ester and spice. A nice blend of tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Mammoth says theres yeast from piñon pines, which explains the herbal pineyness in the aroma and flavor. Not too wild, but it’s young yet, and works quite well as a nice floral saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden color with white foam. Rye bread, toast, dry spice, multi grain aromas. medium body. Nice spicy rye bread, dry hay, spicy dry yeasty flavors--very good--more Saison than Wild Ale right now

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5570) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2013
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma has yeast, light funk, grass, light tart character and hints of spice and fruit. The flavor more of a Belgian ale character and no dour notes. It could be a sweet saison as well. Did not meet expectations.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Orange and lemon in the aoma, very fruity but a much better fruitiness in flavor than the hefe or summer session. Really an outstanding beer in my opinion. Smooth and creamy; a home run.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4399) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle. Medium yellow with a slight haze and a frothy white head. Grainy bread, banana sweetness, Belgian yeast, light fruit, and a touch of tart sourness. The tartness is very light, I’m not sure this would qualify as a sour ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3258) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
~12 oz draft at the Curry Village pizza spot in Yosemite, California. The pour is hazed golden yellow with a smallish white head. The aroma is herbal, traditional Belgian yeast notes. The taste is the medicinal herbal of the nose, with a bit of sticky sweet malt then the Belgian yeast carries the finish. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with low carbonation and an earth medicinal herbal yeast finish. Pretty typical American Saison.


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