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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 (6238) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34232) - 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 (2642) - 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 (1964) - 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 (686) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zymosis (5) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
Sour dark beer; sweetness with sourness, perfect for summerdays, taste of dark forestberries; malt, nice combination.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1234) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Aroma and taste of sour yeast, malt, wine and sour fruit. A beer with av nice and complex taste. This type of beer is nothing I’m normally so fond of, but this one I like, so if you like "Sour Red/Brown" then surely this beer is something you must try.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergstaden (1180) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
Brown with dark off white head - Sour aroma with wood - Sour body that has some wood and malts to it - Lasting sourness that goes dry after a while - This was ok

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1908) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (4949) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2356) - 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 -


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