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


on tap

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1921) - NORWAY - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Manglerud enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown with a thick tanned head. Smell of berries, funk, tart fruits, some malts. Taste is moderate sweet, quite funky, some hints of tart fruits but this beer is by no means sour; it’s just fruity and funky. Moderate bitter finish, some grape stones. Quite enjoyable brett beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
330 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 7%. Hazy reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Strong aroma of oak, farmhouse and red wine vinegar. Medium sour flavour, notes of brettanomyces and oak, hints of red wine vinegar, also fruity notes. Very moderate hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - a shiny black olive with a lovely frothy head. Nose - tart raspberries and cherries. Soft oak and some funkiness. A lovely popcorn note comes through eventually. Taste - raspberry marshmallows with a coconut finish from the oak barrel. Like those Mikado biscuits you used to get. Palate - light to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tart and oaky finish. Overall -

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Pours hazy red-brown, thin beige head. Sour nose, raspberry vinegar, woody light vanilla. Taste has cherry, roasted note. Quite a light body, long sour finish. Just a side note, if you’re going to design a beer for ageing, it might be an idea to put a vintage on it. I can’t tell how old this bottle is, it might have been in the shop year, might have arrived yesterday!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (2900) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014
On draft in Cleveland (OH)
A fairly expensive draft was a fine release from across the ocean. A more memorable pint than the other Wild Beer samples, this one almost pulls off the effect of being worth a second look. If not for the price per pour I would probably give it a shot again.

Aroma / Appearance - The body is the color of melted Milky Way bars with a scoop of vanilla ice cream tossed in for good measure. Malt, red vines, sweet candy textures, and a ticklish sour feel all add an atmosphere that reminds me of a Flemish brown not made exactly to style.

Flavor / Palate - Carbonated chocolate, molasses, and sweet anise open up on the tongue. Twizzlers and Coke are a mouth full of movie snacks. Finally comes a warm finish with a mild fiery touch. This is solid but I have no desire to grab the other Wild Beer bottles based on this experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1081) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Nice design. Murky rusty brown body, minimal head. Sour aroma of fermenting berries, a bit lambic-y. Taste does not quite follow: a bit sourish malty taste with red berries and some vinegar. Short bitter finish with something lactic. Generally has no character, just a boring experimental beer, vastly overpriced and overrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3004) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (596) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4032) - 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”.

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