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Wild Beer Modus Operandi (M.O.)

Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The first beer we’ve brewed is a beer that really shows what we are all about, our Modus Operandi, if you like. We love the effect oak barrels can have on our beers and we love to experiment with different ingredients and yeast strains. Unfortunately barrel-ageing and wild yeasts both take a long time and its a very unpredictable process… Our Modus Operandi embraces our love of the unpredictability of wild yeast and subtlety and complexity of maturation in oak barrels. It is a study in patience as it takes at least 90 days for the magic of the wild yeast and the oak barrel to work their wonders on M.O. changing an old English ale into a beer that is Wildly different. A unique, dark, flavourful beer with a smooth, rich, full body and complex fruit flavours of berries, sweet cherries and tannins. M.O. can be drunk fresh or put away in your beer cellar to age and mature for years to come. When conceiving an idea for a new beer we always think about how the beer might be enjoyed. For us, this is the perfect accompaniment to red meat and game dishes, such as duck or venison, a beer that could easily replace a red wine on the dinner table. On this occasion we have filled single use Bourbon barrels with the base beer for M.O. and then added some wild yeast.
blended barrel aged stalker (red wine+bourbon+brett)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerd16 (212) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Pours maroon, with initial fluffy off-brown head. Quickly fades however. No lacing. Aroma is vinous: dark-red wine. Oak, some strawberry, cherries, raisins. There’s a little funk, but its fairly well hidden. Some toffee-malt and a bourbon-like alcohol warmth. Lots in it but needs extra thump. Dark fruits are present in flavor but are dull. Some oak. A little prickly farmhouse and bourbon flavor in finish. Needs bulking a little. Dry in finish and as such a little abrupt. Decent, but potential not fully realised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (1568) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle from Grumpy Goat, Reading. Deep, slightly murky brown with a thick creamy head. Funky wild yeast aroma with hints of redcurrant. In the mouth it’s exciting stuff. A nice frothy mouthfeel reveals chocolate, tobacco, blackcurrant, old wardrobes, a moderate sourness, some earth, a few flowers and a leathery dryness to finish. Some sweet vanilla lingers in the aftertaste. Yes, I like it. This. Is. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2602) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
From bottle at Grünerløkka Mat & Mikro festival 2014. Red tinted brown body with a lighter brown head. Aroma of red berries, leather, wine, vanilla oak. Taste is sweet with a faint sourness, oak, toasted malt, red wine and bourbon. Some vanilla towards the finish, warm vineous aftertaste. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (250) - - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from StarmoreBoss, sheffield. A murky burgundy ale with creamy off white head speckled with yeast. Aroma is sweet/sour berrie and oak. Taste is predominantly sour, which I don’t usually like, but the flavours are complex and balance nicely. Medium bodied with slight carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (917) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Very deep red-black pour, with a small offwhite head. Aroma is tart, of cherry and oak. Very oaky, fruity flavor, with notes of cherry and chocolate. A bit bitter, a little too sharp, quite carbonated. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (873) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
330ml bottle from Hopology, Nottingham. Dark copper red pour, with fairly dense head. Aromas of very sour cherries. Taste is fruity and dour. Maybe an acquired taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (2063) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Murky, lightly swampy brown & dank copper color with a beige-gray, foamy head that settles to a swampy skin quickly. Aroma is characteristic of a soured brown or Flanders red ale. Wet oak, cherry skins, soured lacto, hints of toasty malts, lemon flesh, a touch of acetic vinegar, & the smallest amount of vinous booziness in the back-end. Taste is less sour or tart than expected; VERY woody & dry. Red wine & vinous boozy notes sift through a scrapingly dry lathering of wood, oak, & moderate cotton. Hints of cherry skin, & some sharp yeast, but again - it never really gets sour. Finish of wood, dryness, & a hint of unsweet red grape vinousness... If that makes sense? Okay, but the aroma got my hopes up a little too high.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorSA (172) - NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
Ikke så godt skum, men greit til å være villgjæret. Fruktig aroma av røde stenfrukter, aprikos og rosin, med gjær og noe eik. Frisk syre, balansert med litt sødme. Litt tynn, men god konsentrasjon likevel. Spennende, komplekst, leskende og ikke alt for sær villøl. (Jomfruland, 18.08.14)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3868) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Birmingham Beer Bash. Didn’t like the sound of this. DID like the taste of this. Great sour body, light on the tongue, but tasty and dngsgimg. Lovely cherry and raspberry notes. It’s a bit sour, a bit fruity, a lot tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2015) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Draught at The White Horse, Parson’s Green on 24 Nov 2012. Poured a cloudy dark brown, with a small amount of off white head. Aroma of caramel, cooked berries and oak. Toffee sweetness in the flavour, with some earthy grain and light smokiness. Finish was burnt sugar, fruitloaf and slight hints of polish.

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