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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

aenima's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
aenima (323) - Askim, - FEB 15, 2014
Aroma of funky and sour notes. Some notes of cherries and funk. A little bitter finish. Not quite what i expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4933) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Aroma is dark fruit, medium sweetness and spices. The flavor is fruit/raspberries, dark fruit, mild/medium sweetness, malts and a mix of tart and slight heat in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Delicious b. lambicus. Nicely attenuated without being too dry or sweet. Bit of iron, cherry, berries, light tannic bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (463) - SINGAPORE - NOV 14, 2015
Draught at the Beavertown Brewery taproom on 26-Sep-2015 as part of the Rainbow Project. Treacle colour and taste with a sour fruity kick. Different,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (500) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle at home 2 weeks ago. Again the same.. The beer was good, the night was good. Nothing more to add.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nijstrom (272) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Malt, wood, berries, barnyard, caramel, roasted malt and yeast. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. Quite sour. Dry, tart and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Cleanish ruby-brown, minimal head. Dark tart fruit, slight funk, oak. Light vanilla. Quite sour, some vinegar, some sweetness. Long finish, medium body, kind of oily. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2015
Bouteille 33cl, shared with the SHAPE crew, thanks Mark. Brune-acajou au col moyen blanc-cassé. Arôme est fort plaisant laissant de suite passé de belles notes de barrique - impression de vin rouge avec un rappel de vieille brune. Rétro offre aussi un bon bouquet de fruits noirs. Palais est malté, caramel, note barrique de vin rouge, pointe surette qui perce en retrait tirant presque sur un léger côté lactique. Retrouve cependant le caractère plus avancé d’une brule aux malts généreux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1254) - SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2015
330ml bottle from Brewdog’s BottleDog, London (£5):
Not a bad effort from Wild Beer, it was definitely a tarty & quite fruity beer with plenty of sourness showing from the very start. It was one that seemed a lot like a Belgian style sour beer but not quite as good. I enjoyed the beer & it went down easily but if I’m honest it’s probably not one that I’d go back to again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yearofbeers (18) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
From a keg. interesting, complex sour/ wild beer. Rich, big red and dark fruit flavours. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (485) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is stewed prunes, plums and other dark red fruits. It has a very red wine taste to it, red berries, tannins and a hint of sour. It’s very good.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 28

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50