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)

Scopey's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5506) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (532) - NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Mørk rød/ mahognifarget, uklar, lite/medium karbonert . Hvit skumrand. Smaker kirsebær, kirsebærstein, syrlige bær, eik, vanilje. En god sour red

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (756) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
Bottle, bmo013. Pours hazy and very dark maroon with a small head. Aroma is fruity with lots of berries and cherries and vanilla, as well as leather, oak barrels and whiffs of bourbon. Average body with almost no carbonation. Flavour is burned malts with ripe fruits, sugar and fruity yeast, with berries, tobacco and oak barrels. Finishes off with a dry wooden burned bitterness. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arnesen (25) - Tromso, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Pours dark brown into the glass with a rather thin white head, but it lasts quite long which is nice. Aroma of grape, some forrest berries, liquor (bourbon) and some oak. Taste is full bodied, medium sweetness, light bitterness and light sourness, feels good in the mouth. this beer is a nice experience, recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a slightly harsh sour malt flavor with lots of oak and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (162) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 8, 2014
Hazy red-brown color, off-white head. Vinous nose, notes of vinegar and sour berries. Sour candy, ripe berries and woody taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arsol (407) - NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
Mørk rødbrun farge med fluffy lys beige skum. Lukter syrlig bær. Lite kullsyre og syrlig i smak. Tørr/bitter i ettersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (417) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a hint of red, and an off white head. Aroma is cherry, faint raspberry. Taste is light wheat backbone with a little citric acidity, then some dark cherry in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (4648) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper brown with a small head. Nice sour fruit aroma with yoghurt and caramel notes. Complex flavours, good dry tannins after the initial sour berries, a bit woody, warming alcohol, hints of chocolate. A greatly balanced and complex sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (757) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2014
Mahogny klar med beige tynt skum. Syrlige bær, kirsebær og bark. Syrlig mot sur i munnen. Kirsebær, karamell, snerpende, tørr ettersmak, lite kullsyre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
Bottled, 330ml from Colston Yard, Bristol. Chestnut brown with cream head. There are rich full caramelized malts in this giving toffee notes along with slightly tart fruits, quite prune like, slightly baked and dry. Lasting on the palate with a rich, fairly chocolate like finish. Very decent.

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