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Wild Beer Sourdough

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

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottled, special
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 Bakeryís 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 isnít 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001 (386) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Poured a hazy very light milky orange with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet, tart citrus. Light body, flavour is medium sweet, moderately tart.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2339) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
tap @Oersoep Craft Beer Festival 2015, voor mij zelf omdat Douberd deze al had gerate. tapt licht geel/gouden met witte kraag. Aroma is redelijk zuur. Smaken zijn medium-redelijk zuur, iets van deeg, brett, funky, vrij dunne-lichte body, weer een waar ít glazuur van mijn tanden springt ;)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2089) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
From tap at Oersoep Craft Beer Festival, Nijmegen. Aroma of wheat, sour citrus, lemon peel. Flavour is medium sour. Body is light to medium. Very tasty and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1639) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
Tap at Oersoep festival. Slight hazy pale straw with white head. Sour grains, lemon, light dough, sour milk, some light Italian herbs, white bread. Taste is medium sour and very light salty. Thin to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (713) - - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Very pale and watery looking. Aeoma is very sour, with lemon and kiwi. Taste is sour and dry, not silly sour though. Watery and fizzy. Looks awful, not too bad though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anfractuosity (231) - - AUG 28, 2015
Slightly too sour for my liking, I can see itís a well-made sour though. Pale cloudy yellow, in colour.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Florya (951) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : hazy light yellow, small white head. Aroma : lemon and yeast. Palate : light body, average carbonation. not my cup of tea.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
novair (134) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2015
Pours cloudy yellow with small head. Sour and fruity, herbal. Very nice and complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3345) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle from BottleDog. Wild beer sourdough 3.8% pours a lovely milky light gold with a fizzy fast dissipating head. The aroma is really interesting tart lactic lemon and freshly baking pizza dough from a wood fired oven. Very sharp sour taste with a prickly carbonation, a really lovely beer. Lovely light tart lactic zesty lemon flavor with some oakiness. A really wonderful light sour ale that is fairly fruity and refreshing like a nice lemonade on a hot summer day. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4019) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
How: Bottle (330 ml) at home. Thanks to boutip for this one!

>>> An amazingly drinkable and quenching bready Berliner Weisse with a "fresh" flavor profile (brett, lemon, tart yogurt) and a nice dimension added by oak. I thoroughly enjoyed this one!

+ The nose is mild, but still packed with subtle flavors and balanced. The lactic features are well balanced by the lemon, brett and oak
+ Taste is an explosion of freshness with lemon, plain and tart yogurt, brettanomyces
+ The gentle oak presence add a nice layer of complexity to the beer, without hampering drinkability at all
+ The body is light, but the mouthfeel never feel watery and the lemony and lactic tartness gives a perfect finish
+ This is one of the most easy drinking and quenching beer I have ever had, I could drink a ton of these

Flavors: Lemon, brettanomyces, oak, lactic notes, bread, peach


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