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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Old Ale
Shepton Mallet, England

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered
Sold as Modus Vivendi in the US.
Barrel-aged and using a variety of yeasts; a study in patience Barrel ageing, blending and using different yeasts, this embraces our love of the unpredictability of wild yeast with the subtlety and complexity of maturation in oak barrels. A study in patience, it takes at least 90 days for the wild yeast to work its magic. Modus Operandi 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. A transformation of 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.


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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SvanteL (15) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
Mörkt rödbrun med smutsvitt medelstort skum. Syrlig doft med vinäger och riktigt syrlig frukt. Smaken är syrlig, lite stallig, lite fruktig. Tyvärr tar vildjästen över för mycket, man märker just inget av brown alens aromer eller ekfatets toner. Som suröl ok, men som spännande öl mycket övrigt att önska.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
apickles (263) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Dark redish brown with a cream head. Lovely vinegary nose. Slight liquorish taste. Tastes like a Belgium sour ale but just missing a little something, however still good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1608) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
33cl bottle at our camp site in France. Hazy brown with a small white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice sourness with subtle sweet and bitter tones. Tart, vinegar, oak, ripe cherries, oak, vanilla, yeast and malts. A tasty sour brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (187) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2015
Olores acidos y a barril, sabores marcados a roble, Buen cuerpo, Buena espuma consistente.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2187) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Thanks Gabriel!! Pours a deep amber brown with a tan head. The smell is tart fruit, sourness, wood. The taste is add it smells ending woody and dry. Medium- body with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5495) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Many thanks to Rian for sharing! Malty fresh beer. Hints of sweetness, not too deep. Sourness fresh but not too intense. Sour fresh aftertaste. Malty-fruity-smooth sour. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12655) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
Wenig säuerlicher Antrunk mit dumpf malzigen Noten. Dumpf bleibend, starke Karbonisierung, leichter, eher nebensächlicher Nachhall. 11/11/9/10//10

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k92488 (346) - NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
0.33 flaske fra polet. Mørk brun med lite skum. Aroma veldig syrlig. Smak veldig syrlig, eddik. Masse co2

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (593) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2015
Shared bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with thin pinkish head. Aroma of ripe dark fruits, vinegar, vanilla, sour milk, cherries. Taste sour and a little bitter, with some mild oak tones.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (618) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
On tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 26/06/2015 Color caoba, aroma a madera, sabor malta, final agrio. una old ale atipica.


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