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


on tap

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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

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mcberko (22746) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2018
Bottle sample at Farmhouse Festival 2018, pours a deep dark burgundy with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of balsamic, Worcestershire sauce, and tart red fruits. Flavour is similar, with lots of balsamic, wood, and tart red fruits. Woody and balsamic, with light acidity on the finish. Pretty nice.

dfearnley (2626) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2018
Aroma is cranberry, mint, yeast, red wine, and a little chocolate. Taste is cranberry, plum, and red wine, malt, brown sugar, sour and a little funk.

kamanova_boy (832) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 27, 2018
On tap at BeUnorthodox. Dark red-brown colour, little reddish head, aroma is sour, fruits, mainly cherries, malt, taste is, again, wild, sour, various berries and cherries, very sour, very intensive, long sour finish. This is nuts! But amazing.

jarvo (160) - Abingdon, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2018 An old English ale with lambic characteristics. Very dark brown, nice tan head. Slightly aroma, taste is sharp but with some balancing malt. Interesting.

Bro_Cube (54) - - JUN 5, 2018
Brettowo i beczkowo, przykryło resztę aromatów. Całość pijalna mimo degustacyjnego charakteru.

kto (2175) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2018
29.05.2018 -- 0.33l bottle from qoqa. "Sour Red + Oak-Aged for over 90 days + Blending 2017". pours a hazy dark chestnut with a small beige head. aroma of balsamic vinegar, molasses, dried fruits, oak, funk. flavour of oak, cherries, grapefruit, red wine. quite dry, very sour, medium bitter. nice and complex.

malingil (19) - Luzern, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2018 Nice colour of dark orange with a light and thin head. Fresh fruity and woody nose that hints already to the sour taste. Balanced in taste. Sour cherry, fresh and light paired with a warm mellow orange-like foundation. Good and balanced sour ale. Like it.

Gurthnar (6658) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2018
Tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Surprisingly complex, loads of lambic-like character. Part acetic, part lactic, part woody, fully wild. Really great, medium-low sourness, thin body, high carbonation, rich character.

Zlotta (4938) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2018
Sampled from tap at CBF Vienna 2018. Clear, very dark brownish red with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, off-white head. Sweetish, sourish, extremely woody and slightly fruity aroma of lots of oak, caramel, vinegar and cherries. Slightly sweet, quite sour, fairly woody and slightly fruity taste of massive oak, cherries, vinegar and caramel, followed by a medium long, quite tart, woody-dry and slightly vinous finish. Medium body, slightly astringent, almost creamy and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Good, but not the most refined example of the style.

Scrumpy369 (1128) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 12, 2018
On tap at cbf wien. Reddish brown colour small white lacing. Sour nose, slight acetic, strong red fruits. Lovely red fruit taste, faint acetic notes. Nice and easy going.

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