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


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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 14/20
ERB92 (399) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
Berries, caramel, leather and hints of oak and some vanilla. Brown with a red tint, tan head. Medium sweet, medium bitter and medium sour. Medium to full body with a average carbonation. Overall an enjoyable sour beer, nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, sour red berries, caramel and oak. Flavor is sweet and sour with some berries, lemon, oak and funk. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (5779) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle mogano buona schiuma un po grossolana discreta persistenza naso vinoso legno lieve bretta caramello toffee buon note maltate discreto corpo leggere astringenze piacevoli amaro medio discreta acidità

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StigErling (10) - - NOV 7, 2014
Syrlig aroma og smak, en fin overraskelse, hint av eik, litt "sour" mot kirsebær på en balansert måte, en hyggelig opplevelse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle from Wine Emporium October 2013. Certainly a funky beer this one. Tart sour flavour that puckers the lips. Sweetish vinegar aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerd16 (221) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Pours maroon, with initial fluffy off-brown head. Quickly fades however. No lacing. Aroma is vinous: dark-red wine. Oak, some strawberry, cherries, raisins. There’s a little funk, but its fairly well hidden. Some toffee-malt and a bourbon-like alcohol warmth. Lots in it but needs extra thump. Dark fruits are present in flavor but are dull. Some oak. A little prickly farmhouse and bourbon flavor in finish. Needs bulking a little. Dry in finish and as such a little abrupt. Decent, but potential not fully realised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (1615) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle from Grumpy Goat, Reading. Deep, slightly murky brown with a thick creamy head. Funky wild yeast aroma with hints of redcurrant. In the mouth it’s exciting stuff. A nice frothy mouthfeel reveals chocolate, tobacco, blackcurrant, old wardrobes, a moderate sourness, some earth, a few flowers and a leathery dryness to finish. Some sweet vanilla lingers in the aftertaste. Yes, I like it. This. Is. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
From bottle at Grünerløkka Mat & Mikro festival 2014. Red tinted brown body with a lighter brown head. Aroma of red berries, leather, wine, vanilla oak. Taste is sweet with a faint sourness, oak, toasted malt, red wine and bourbon. Some vanilla towards the finish, warm vineous aftertaste. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (349) - - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from StarmoreBoss, sheffield. A murky burgundy ale with creamy off white head speckled with yeast. Aroma is sweet/sour berrie and oak. Taste is predominantly sour, which I don’t usually like, but the flavours are complex and balance nicely. Medium bodied with slight carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (975) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Very deep red-black pour, with a small offwhite head. Aroma is tart, of cherry and oak. Very oaky, fruity flavor, with notes of cherry and chocolate. A bit bitter, a little too sharp, quite carbonated. Quite nice.

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