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Wild Beer Sourdough

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


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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Beer and Bread have been showing off the magic of yeast for thousands of years, we decided to combine the two. The old and the new, contemporary ideas and historical techniques and ingredients, a very special beer that combines all these things and more.
6 months before we even had a brewery we started talking to Tom Herbert about the Hobbs House Bakery’s 58 year old Sourdough yeast, and whether we could use it to ferment a beer. Tom was excited, we were excited!
After a year of trials (each trial took a really long time to develop) we decided to loosely base the beer on a Berliner Weisse style - a historical Sour beer style from Northern Germany, but with a Wild Beer slant to it. We have used the 58 year old sourdough culture and a little brettanomyces and put the beer straight into oak barrels for its primary fermentation.
It has been slowly fermenting, maturing and souring for 4 months in the barrels and will continue to evolve and develop in the bottle. There is a lovely gentle rounded fruity sourness to this beer. It isn’t harsh, and its low alcohol makes it the perfect brunch beer to enjoy with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on some Hobbs House Bakery Sourdough. Serve chilled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (786) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
BOttle. Nose is lemon, white grape, hints of wine, yeast. Taste is sharp, vinous, lemon, oak, grape, barrel. There is a little breadiness in the middle, but it adds little. Affable ’me too’ Berliner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6380) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Sample from bottle at ASKO-messe. Slightly hazy pale yellow colour, white head. Aroma of sourdough and sour milk, hints of farmhouse and lemons. Sour flavour, notes of lemons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2864) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from Booths in Windermere. Pours Hazy blond with a rim of white froth. Pleasant sour flavour with apple peel and citrus before some doughy bread notes in the finish. Very light and refreshing. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5546) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
330ml bottle, 6 months old, from Whole foods, 3.6%. Hazy orange, still, minimal white head. Aroma is cider, airy, elderflower. Body is light, spritzy carbonation. Taste is apple cider vinegar, a little buttery oak, pretty acetic. Refreshing but harsh. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (16284) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
Spritziger, leicht erhöht karbonisierter Antrunk. Milde passende Herbe, frisch. Wenig steigende Bitterkeit bei frisch bleibender milder Säure, rund. Gut! 8/11/12/11/12/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15272) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
Trübes hell goldgelbes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch mild säuerlich, helles kraut, getreidig. Geschmack säuerlich fruchtig, kraut, Gewürze, helles malz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (96) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
330ml bottle at Jessop House. Pours a cloudy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is funky, bread and yeast. Taste is strongly sour, but with balance in the sweetness and savoury aspects.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
myxy (16) - Hajdúnánás, - APR 16, 2016
The Sourdough has a hazy, pale colour, and a minimal head. It’s very sour, and you can feel some orange or some citrus in there. Light and fizzy beer, like some cider. I didn’t like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, courtoisie de MAM, dégustée le 4/15/2015.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée pâle. Apparence : légèrement voilée.
Arôme : Levures fruitées sauvages et sûres (citron), notes herbeuses et de céréales.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Goût légèrement acide de levures sauvages fruitées (agrumes, surtout de citron, traces de pommes) et aux faibles notes épicées. Un très léger support de céréales et de pain est également perceptible avec des notes herbeuses et de bois humide.
En bouche : Corps : plutôt mince. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : notes crémeuses. Finale : moyenne et un peu sèche, composée d’une légère acidité de levures fruitées.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9602) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Hazy yellow with a thin head. Funky, cheesy yeast with tart lemon and green apple. Bready body with unripe gooseberry bite. Dry woodiness. Good.

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