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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (2966) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway. Hazy dark. Down color, good foam. Aromas of autumn leaves, berries, some malt, light caramel. Medium body & complexity . Good sourness, some bitterness- balances well . Enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (545) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours red-brown with off white head. The head doesn’t stay. Taste is sweet, berries, oak, wood and slight bitterness. Finish is slightly dry and with some alcohol showing. Overall: nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
Cracking beer- nice medium weight, high carbonation which poured out nicely. Looked at it in 2 different glass shapes, notes were cherries, and red fruits, herbs, cocoa. Excellent weight in this beer, solid brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Langnes. Koseøl i heimen. Dyp mørkebrun. Pent luftig skum som varer. Teppelacing. God syrlig fruktaroma. Stikkelsbær. Lite kullsyre. Smaken syrlig tørket frukt. En skikkelig “Wild Thing”.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a ruby-colored clear brown body. Nose is red berries, oak, floral grassy tones, lactic sour notes, wood and hints of vinegar and bitter herbs. Taste is wood, sour lactic notes, bitter herbs, red berries and hints of coca-cola and grass. Medium body and carbonation. Decent sour, though not amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (637) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
DAA; Pours copper with a moderate size, leaving lacings, tan head. Aroma is berries, cherries, sour, dried fruits and malt. Taste is moderate sweet, sour, light bitter, short to moderate lived. Vinious and warming. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to avarage.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (2472) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2014
330ml bottle. Red-brown color. Small size, bubbly head, stays. Red currant, leather, vinegar, gooseberry, touch of shit in aroma. Yeasty, old, cellar, raisins, roast, peanuts, earthy, alcohol in taste. Dusty roast and hop pellets in aftertaste. Wtf was that?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2014
330ml bottle (Pudel, Tallinn)
Intriguing sour flemmish brune aroma, nice sharpness, quite sour, promising good things. Alas it simply does not deliver, not sour at all. Nice brown ale though. After it warms, there’s a total tonne of butter. Interesting, but not a good sour, and not a good brown.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frode (176) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle 33 cl.
Dark amber to brown. Tan head. Malty breadish nose. Light sweetness, and shy sourness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (959) - ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2014
Brown beer, brown head. Nose is sourness, malt, oak, fruit, funky notes in the background. Flavor is sourness, toasty malt, oak, berries, caramel, vanilla. Vinous mouthfeel, dry finish. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!


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