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Wild Beer Sourdough

Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andregoncalves (1089) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2014
On tap at biercab, barcelona. Clear gold color. Thin head. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Brett, citric, fruit, bubblegum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (2963) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
Wonderfully refreshing with some vinegar and acid in the aroma. Still a big body with some fruits and high drinkability. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (2965) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle from trade with Beersiveknown - many thanks, Steve! The beer pours out in a hazy dirty amber colour with steady low head and medium body. Nice aroma of vinegar and yeast. Taste of mild vinegar, acid, citrus, mild yeast, wheat and sour bread. The sourness is well balanced which makes the beer very smooth to drink. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Light unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sour malt, malt, light wood - keller, light to moderate yeasty, sour yeast, dough, light soured milk. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, malt, light citrus - fruit tart, late finish is light apricot. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is fizzy. [20140111]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (4677) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
330ml Bottle - Hazy gold/amber with a small head. Sourdough, sultanas and dried apricot in the aroma. Sour, tart and fruity taste with sultanas, dough, dried apricot and peach. Refreshing, tart and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6077) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2014
330 ml bottle. 43WH. BB 21/11/15. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Hazy pale yellow colour with a tiny white head. The aroma is quite peculiar with a lot of sourdough, yeast and some mild lambic sourness. The flavour is mild tartness, mild sourness, mild citrus and mild acidity. Quite peculiar indeed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Hazy yellow body, white head. aroma has some acidic apple, but mostly it just smells like bit fruity bread dough root. Very acidic and ready to burst your flours. Oh, and huge amøunt of boiled veggies. Very bready but in a bad way. Flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. Nice, sour, custardy, cakey, aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. Light lemon, cake, bread, slightly eggy and custardy. Fairly light sourness. It’s good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1753) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Keg in Brewdog Shepherd’s Bush. Hazy amber, with a slight rusty tint, medium white foam head that dissipates to thin. Nose is light crisp acidic, lemon sour, urine, tart sour, minerally, light funk, light horsehair blanket. Taste is crisp tart sour lemon and green apple, slight horsehair blanket, light urine acidic. Nice, light, refreshing, well balanced sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Keg at brewdog Shepard’s bush. Aroma is light funk, tanin grape juice, light tartness. Hazed orange coloured pour with a reluctant white head. Flavour is dry citric acid, low musty funk grainy cereal finish. Light body with light acidic bite. Very drinkable. Some grape tanin in the finish.

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