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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Wild At Heart is an audacious new ale in our brewer’s obsession series. In a rarely-employed technique we use only wild brettanomyces yeast in primary fermentation – the very heart of the beer. The brett yeast imparts robust fruit flavors and aromas, and combines with Motueka and topaz hops to create uncommon tastes and aromas, Wild at Heart pours a rich amber hue with a full white head. Aromas include mango, pineapple, and passion fruit. Complex flavors present a touch of tartness, carefully balanced with gentle malt sweetness and subtle hop bitterness. For enhanced tartness, simply let the beer age.


2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Serving: Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a solid gold with a touch of haze and a lasting white head. The nose features hay, apple, and grass. There is a strong metallic note with odd vegetal flavors and a touch of malt and sour apple. What starts off smelling good doesn’t come together on the palate for me. Can’t say I would recommend this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2687) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2014
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 8/27/2013. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, honey, bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, honey, bread, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, honey, bread, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/yeast balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian strong ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and fairly crisp to sip on for the ABV. Labeled as a wild ale, but this felt more like a Belgian strong pale ale overall. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Bright orange amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light spice. Taste is spiced hay. Nothing wild about this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1764) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from Save On. Bright golden orange with lasting flat head. Medium funky barnyard horse balls with some spicy hops aroma. Medium fruity sweet with apricot peach and hints of honey and caramel hidden beneath some funky sweet and tartness. Medium light body. Should have been drier. About a year old. Good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobkorba (2) - Stamford, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014 does not count
Wow.. Very strong will kick your ass. Plan on sharing this bottle. Very nice aroma easy drinking for such a strong beer. Highly recommended

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle to goblet Aroma of apple, lemon, and a bit of lacto. Clear light amber with a thin white head. Taste is lemon, crabapple, green apple, and wheat, perhaps a touch of caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle, RBAG 2014 prelim. Medium gold, average white head. Phenolic petroleum aroma, hints of unripened fruits. Very gassy palate, medicinal with vague sweetness. Unappealing. Guh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (645) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle shared Tony at RBAG. Cloudy yellow pour, aroma is faint Brett, wheat, some light funk. Taste is light funk, some subtle sweetness and a bit of clove like spice on the finish, doesn’t really come together for me.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopwine (350) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Murky golden with small sediment. Nose is sugary lime, cheese and spicy yeast. Flavor is same plus intense vinous mustyness, overripe banana, strong metallic, clove, and moderate acidity. Really weird and I just don’t buy that this is 100% Brett... Not much funk at all and what is there is not very pleasant. Seriously bad and borderline undrinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4456) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours deep gold into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Lemon and caramel aromas. Dry with sweet tropical fruit and caramel front to back. Dry bitter earth finish. Not much in the way of wildness, but nice.


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