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


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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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4602) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3524) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Menno, thanks! Roasted aroma with sherry and oak. Slightly earthy flavor with sugary malts. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4447) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2014
Balanced really fine with a nice mixture of aromas, including some bread, cherries and malt. Expected a bit more sourness but this mix is not bad at all. Deep and full bodied aftertaste make that one special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4447) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from trade with Gunnar - many thanks! The beer has got a deep dark brown colour with steady low head and medium body. Mild aroma of light vinegar, barley and bread. Taste of mild vinegar, dark berries, dark bread, barley, oak and woods. Mild and smooth to drink, enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (371) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
Berries, caramel, leather and hints of oak and some vanilla. Brown with a red tint, tan head. Medium sweet, medium bitter and medium sour. Medium to full body with a average carbonation. Overall an enjoyable sour beer, nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, sour red berries, caramel and oak. Flavor is sweet and sour with some berries, lemon, oak and funk. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (5640) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle mogano buona schiuma un po grossolana discreta persistenza naso vinoso legno lieve bretta caramello toffee buon note maltate discreto corpo leggere astringenze piacevoli amaro medio discreta acidità

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StigErling (10) - - NOV 7, 2014
Syrlig aroma og smak, en fin overraskelse, hint av eik, litt "sour" mot kirsebær på en balansert måte, en hyggelig opplevelse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle from Wine Emporium October 2013. Certainly a funky beer this one. Tart sour flavour that puckers the lips. Sweetish vinegar aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerd16 (219) - 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.

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