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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: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (413) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2014
Dark brown reddish color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, wood, cherry, bourbon, alcohol. Taste has similar notes - dry sweet with mild bitterness in finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4476) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle - Cherry and oak notes with some yeasty notes. Cloudy maroon and beige head. Cherry, light sourness and some woody notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10834) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Flavour is malt, coffee, hop, sourness, oak, fruit, dried fruits, caramel, raisin, caramel, apple, spices. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (744) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a coppery / amber with a light-tanned creamy looking head. Nice aroma of oak, funky yeasty notes and hints of dried fruits. Taste is refreshingly acidic, faintly sweet with notes of toasted malts, fruits and wood. Pretty nice. Medium bodied with high levels of co2. Semi dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1741) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
330ml bottle from Kris’s Wines. Pours dark reddish brown with beige head. Woody oak aroma, oily mouthfeel, taste is dry tobacco, woody tannins, sour berries, bourbon barrel, vanilla and a little red wine vinegar. Interesting and begs to be paired with a good meaty meal.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1223) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle, sad to say can’t remember where from. Poured deep reddish chestnut brown, with a large head and some alarmingly dense black sediment. Interesting, fruity, red fruits and berries, some oaky tannin, a log cabin in the forest. Hints of funk, this bottle had been around a while so may have mellowed. Not the most complex of the style but nice and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Wild Beer Modus Operandi ].
Clear medium to dark brown red color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berries, wood, light barnyard, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, sour, fruity - berry, wood, berries. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Thanks to Sammy for this one! Brown with a medium fully lasting beige head an some lacing. Aroma is of oak, vanilla, bourbon, red fruits, hints of caramel, grapes and very light acetic notes. Taste is slightly sweet with oak, caramel, red fruits, bourbon, grapes and light sourness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Woodsy finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Good balance. Very good, but it lack a bit of personality. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2130) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Une magnifique robe ensanglantée surmonté d’une mousse crémeuse beige. Le nez est un brin acétique et boisé avec un front de sucres éteints. En bouche, une charge surette attaque en entrée et nous amène vers une crème brûlée sèche.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Dark brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is oaky, tart, dark fruits. Flavor was some nice notes of funk tart notes, vinegar notes. Seels some unbalanced with the oak


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