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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: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slubgob (239) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Tap into plastic glass (bartender apologized for lousy presentation). Lime in the nose light bread yeast. Very fine effervescent in the mouth more citrus zing. Sour, yes, but more like biting into a lemon than vinegar like other sours Iíve had. Finishes with a bit of yeast body. Very refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2849) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2015
Tasted @ Noblejas Beerfestival. Pale golden color with a white head. Aroma with sourish notes, some lime and citrus. Sourness flavor with fruity notes, mainly lime with yeasty hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (862) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2015
On tap, @IV Festival de cerveza de Noblejas, 19/09/15 Color amarilo, aromas agrios, cuerpo ligero.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1560) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met jerommeke.licht geel met een zeer bescheiden schuimkraag. Geur en smaak redelijk zuur maar ook wat biscuit, mooi droog zuur in de afdronk maar niet overdreven. Toppertje

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (1171) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
Couleur díun jaune paillr avec une mince mousse qui se dissipe rapidement. Aromes de citron,pommes,cereales, un peu de bois. Cíest bien balancer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11408) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle. Pale blonde, hazy. Lemon and gooseberries in the aroma. Sour flavor with grapes, gooseberries and lime. Soft bready notes. Lovely Berliner Weisse type beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (464) - - SEP 6, 2015
Novel idea and it works very well. There is a real taste of sourdough. Makes a lot of sense. Also some funk from the Brett added. All against the a rough/wild but not overpowering piney, citrus backbone. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4104) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2015
Cloudy pale yellow. Aroma is very yeasty and sour. Fairly sharp but also fresh tasting and also yeasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001 (464) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2480) - 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 ;)

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