esp0r (1921) - NORWAY - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
AshtonMcCobb (2394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
allmyvinyl (2941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
Brigadier (2900) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
thirstyrabbit (1081) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Arve_Christian (3004) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
martjoobolut (596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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”.