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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Old Ale
Shepton Mallet, England

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle: Unfiltered
Sold as Modus Vivendi in the US.
Barrel-aged and using a variety of yeasts; a study in patience Barrel ageing, blending and using different yeasts, this embraces our love of the unpredictability of wild yeast with the subtlety and complexity of maturation in oak barrels. A study in patience, it takes at least 90 days for the wild yeast to work its magic. Modus Operandi 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. A transformation of 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37673) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33792) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy amber to brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish. Roasted malty,light sweetness. Bitter, toasted malty and caramelish. Dry and roasted into a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Draft @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody whiskey aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty woody caramel and weak bourbon flavor. Has a fruity malty woody whiskey caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
22nd November 2012
Light palate, dry and minerally. Lactose malt. Brett. Seltzer minerals. Mild red berry fruits. Refreshing. Not bad at all if a bit dry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
US name for the MO...Cask at IMBC ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee roast ... light sourness to nose ... tart blackcurrant ... soft toffee malt ... juict malts and something odd. Ok but there somethign im not sure about ... reading description i see why... yeah not really me Keg at the hanging bat... Deep brown.. Thin tan head.. Soft roast soft funk nose... Dark malts... Swweet fruit... Funk fruts... Not me at all.. Lihht fruits but mostly gunk 2.9
Earlier Rating: 10/18/2012 Total Score: 3
Cask at IMBC ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee roast ... ligth sourness to nose ... tart blackcurrant ... soft toffee malt ... juict malts and something odd. Ok but there somethign im not sure about ... reading description i see why... yeah not really me Keg at the hanging bat... Deep brown.. Thin tan head.. Soft roast soft funk nose... Dark malts... Swweet fruit... Funk fruts... Not me at all.. Lihht fruits but mostly gunk 2.9

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. A hazy, dark amber colored beer with a dense, finger-thick beige head leaving lacings. The aroma has a light sourish touch, it’s fruity and with some dried fruits and caramel. A pleasant bitterness both initially and in the finish, with raisins, caramel, sourness and a touch of apples. Medium to full body with a nice carbonation level. Semi-sweet. Lasting finish. A tad too carbonated this one, but tasteful and easy drinkable anyway. 140301

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14697) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of nate2g, thank you sir! Cloudy maroon brown color, fluffy beige head. Aroma of plums, raisins. Taste is smooth with dark fruits and a bit of vanilla. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14608) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
At Cask Pub & Kitchen with Harry. Deep ruby colour. Lasting thin beige head. Some woodiness. Some sweetness. Some strawberry fruit. Very slight sour. good beer. Too cold

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14434) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, brett, red wine, wood, little vanilla, malt and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s Birthday Drinks - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Pours clearish red-brown with a lasting, creamy beige head. Nose of ripe, dark fruits, dark bread, some leather. Medium sweet flavor, some simple bread, more fruits, berries. Light to medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish, some dried semi-ripe fruits, bread, faint leather. Very tasty beer.


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