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

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 (7375) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Donpepone (7) - - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
Interesante Old Brown / Red Ale envejecida en barricas de roble y fermentada con brettanomyces

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Aroma: sour, old ale flavours opening up, malty, caramel. Appearance: hazy brown, small, creamy, white head. Taste: medium sour. Palate: sours intensify, quite acidic, citrus, getting bitter, dry finish. Overall: quite like this Old Ale turned into a Sour Ale. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavidh (154) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Solid winey tasting beer with hints of cherry and grape. Definitely would be best paired with something savory - a bit sweet on its own. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paologalloni (129) - ITALY - NOV 29, 2014
TAP @brewdog Bologna. Schiuma appena accennata che se ne va subito color tonaca di frate con toni rubino Acida vinosa con aromi di cantina in bocca è arrotondata con struttura da old ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle fom Bacchinalia, Cambridge. Consumed at what used to be my home, now my ex-wife’s home, in Bedford. Plus ça change. Or summat like that. Reddish brown, hazy as hell. A confident tight little tan-khaki head. Shot through with sediment. Soy sauce, red wine tannin, oak, yeast in the aroma. Sour fruity taste, a bit harsh at first but rounding and sweetening slightly in the finish. Sour-bitter woody aftertaste. Nicely put together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
Bottled. 5cl sample. The aroma has caramel, raisin, citrus, hint of wine. Hazy, brown coloured beer with a big, off-white head. The taste is medium sour, has sweetish caramel and raisins, citrus. Very smoothly carbonated. Pretty decent stuff, well made.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3553) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Menno, thanks! Roasted aroma with sherry and oak. Slightly earthy flavor with sugary malts. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4555) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2014
Balanced really fine with a nice mixture of aromas, including some bread, cherries and malt. Expected a bit more sourness but this mix is not bad at all. Deep and full bodied aftertaste make that one special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4555) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from trade with Gunnar - many thanks! The beer has got a deep dark brown colour with steady low head and medium body. Mild aroma of light vinegar, barley and bread. Taste of mild vinegar, dark berries, dark bread, barley, oak and woods. Mild and smooth to drink, enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (395) - 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.


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