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

bottled
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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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)


Scopey's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7643) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle at the Euston Tap. It pours deep brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is spice, oak, vanilla, vinous, earth, Dandelion & Burdock, blackcurrant ham and raspberry yoghurt. The taste is oak, spice, leather, red berry (particularly raspberry), brett, vinous, jam, port and vanilla, with a dry, jammy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Great depth of flavour. Interesting and well balanced. Delicious.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (556) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
Dark red with yellow head. Loads of floaties. Aroma is cherries, red wine, floral and brett funk. Fruity palate with some tartness. Aftertaste is cherries, grapes, tart, lemon, spice and barrel. Overall: Very nice! complex, yet easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Dark ruby red, toffee, grapes and sour nose, thin, sweet toffee, dry, slightly sour, sweet wine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkomar (176) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Graet aroma. Red wine at first, then come belgian beer-like fruits, bananas, a hint of vanilla and some caramel. Pours dark brown with quite big, creamy head with nice lacing. Low bitterness, medium sweetness, some sourness in there as well. Complex beer, that’s for sure - I like it a lot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5295) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2015
9oz snifter at Smoke and Barrel pours a murky copper amber with some tight, white head. Nose has some unripened plum, some dried cherry, plenty of vinegar, malt vinegar and red wine vinegar, some wood pulp, apple skins. Flavor is the same, malty and vinegary, dried fruit, wood pulp. Full bodied, tart, acetic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft. Mahogany beer with a dark cream head. malt and light tart aroma. Tart and oak flavor with light sour and light red fruit. Medium bodied. Oak and vanilla linger with light red fruit and tartness/light sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2531) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2014
On tap at Birra+Modus operandi wild beer a sour brown with an oaky tart nose on s brown body. The taste is really well balanced barell oak, chocolate then a tart acidic sourness. Really good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2262) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014
From the 11.2 fl. oz bottle. It is a handsome looking dark brown pour with red hues and a tremendous, soft mocha head. The sour/wild aromas tend to be downplayed on the nose. Oh, they are there but the emphasis is on the toasted malts, yeast, and bread. Clean hops. The body is medium to full. The taste is also not as tart or sour as sour/wild ales can be. The smooth toasted richness comes forward before the tartness kicks in. Not being a big sour fan but this is one I could have often.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
small sample at a bar, depe brown amber poured with a tanned head. brett in the nose, oak, green apple, red grapes, vanilla, red fruits, malts, barnyard, lot’s of red fruits not tart at all... not a really good beer in it’s style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9155) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub shared by Erwin Van Moll. Hazy dark red color, virtually no head. Aroma is red fruits, sourish. Tastes about the same: red fruits, light to moderately sour, slightly winey, wood. Decent body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Donpepone (13) - - DEC 16, 2014
Interesante Old Brown / Red Ale envejecida en barricas de roble y fermentada con brettanomyces


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