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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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)


icehawk's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Draft. Nice aroma with hints of raspberry and other fruits and a nice oak backbone. Nice slightly dry finish. Good tartness that isn’t mouthpuckering.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2233) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014
From the 11.2 fl. oz bottle. It is a handsome looking dark brown pour with red hues and a tremendous, soft mocha head. The sour/wild aromas tend to be downplayed on the nose. Oh, they are there but the emphasis is on the toasted malts, yeast, and bread. Clean hops. The body is medium to full. The taste is also not as tart or sour as sour/wild ales can be. The smooth toasted richness comes forward before the tartness kicks in. Not being a big sour fan but this is one I could have often.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (1322) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
small sample at a bar, depe brown amber poured with a tanned head. brett in the nose, oak, green apple, red grapes, vanilla, red fruits, malts, barnyard, lot’s of red fruits not tart at all... not a really good beer in it’s style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub shared by Erwin Van Moll. Hazy dark red color, virtually no head. Aroma is red fruits, sourish. Tastes about the same: red fruits, light to moderately sour, slightly winey, wood. Decent body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Donpepone (12) - - DEC 16, 2014
Interesante Old Brown / Red Ale envejecida en barricas de roble y fermentada con brettanomyces

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Aroma: sour, old ale flavours opening up, malty, caramel. Appearance: hazy brown, small, creamy, white head. Taste: medium sour. Palate: sours intensify, quite acidic, citrus, getting bitter, dry finish. Overall: quite like this Old Ale turned into a Sour Ale. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavidh (154) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Solid winey tasting beer with hints of cherry and grape. Definitely would be best paired with something savory - a bit sweet on its own. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paologalloni (130) - ITALY - NOV 29, 2014
TAP @brewdog Bologna. Schiuma appena accennata che se ne va subito color tonaca di frate con toni rubino Acida vinosa con aromi di cantina in bocca è arrotondata con struttura da old ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (927) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle fom Bacchinalia, Cambridge. Consumed at what used to be my home, now my ex-wife’s home, in Bedford. Plus ça change. Or summat like that. Reddish brown, hazy as hell. A confident tight little tan-khaki head. Shot through with sediment. Soy sauce, red wine tannin, oak, yeast in the aroma. Sour fruity taste, a bit harsh at first but rounding and sweetening slightly in the finish. Sour-bitter woody aftertaste. Nicely put together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4626) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
Bottled. 5cl sample. The aroma has caramel, raisin, citrus, hint of wine. Hazy, brown coloured beer with a big, off-white head. The taste is medium sour, has sweetish caramel and raisins, citrus. Very smoothly carbonated. Pretty decent stuff, well made.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3568) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Menno, thanks! Roasted aroma with sherry and oak. Slightly earthy flavor with sugary malts. Interesting.


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