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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (764) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 8%. Appearance: The body has a light amber color with soapy light tan head. It has a hazy look and some visible carbonation. The head quickly settles out and lacing is very minimal. Smell: The aroma has a funky phenolic character with some fruity notes, light grain, and cereal. The fruity notes remind me of unripe mango, sweet passion fruit, and tart apple peels. The sweet fruity notes come out more as the beer sits. Taste/Palate: It’s mostly sweet and fruity up front. I get pear, apple and a touch of mango. I also get sweet cereal and grainy notes which quickly turn to tart funky yeast and mild bitter hops in the finish. The palate feels smooth and fairly full yet still carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3335) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2015
750 ml bottle
This has been lurking in the cellar for a long time now. On a quiet evening when I could catch my breath I finally opened it. The experience lives up to everything Ommegang is capable of and more. I’m not sure if there have been any more releases but as long as Ommegang keeps releasing these at or near $12 a bottle they are worth an occasional look.

Aroma / Appearance - A carbonated caramelized bronze base supports pillars of ivory head. Sour chocolate and vinegar float upwards with an acetic undertone. However unlike a truly infected beer it does not have that harsh edge. Earthy yeast helps tether it to a farmhouse style.

Flavor / Palate - Lemon custard, dried orange peels, and wheaty marmalade are like a jam pantry in a glass. The crisp sharp fruitiness cuts through the layers of base like the filling of a cake. The wildness is still in check although if you have any bottles still aging I would not give it too much more time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pouring at Where The Wild Beers Are 2014. Pours a hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Big musk and funk on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet with caramel. Quite unexpectedly sweet. Soft funk and tartness. Lingering tartness and musk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1477) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton. Poured into a snifter at home. Pours a fairly clear copper with a one finger head. Aroma is apple, pineapple, citrus, and brett with cereal and biscuit. The taste is similar with the fruits (not as defined on the nose) first and then the brett wilds riding my palate. Dry finish, peppy carbonation. Slight bitter end also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mysan_brewing (60) - - OCT 24, 2014
Nice cream Head. Cloudy orange colour. A bit too cold, so not much aroma. Hints of pinapple and sweet yeast. Taste is pleasant tropical fruits. Backnote of grapefruit seeds. A really nice refreshing beer that I would love to drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Elwood (3336) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3750) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2015 Bottle. Bright orange amber color, medium white head. Aroma of light spice. Taste is spiced hay. Nothing wild about this one. 7-3-5-3-8-2.6 Re-rate July 3, 2015. The Brett comes through very slightly, but it’s still not much of a wild beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2242) - 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.

   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

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