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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is a continuation of our quest to produce distinct beers using local indigenous ingredients. Wild Sierra emulates spring in the Sierra with the snow melting out of the forests and giving way to fruity/spicy aromas of the trees with a touch of earthiness from wet soil. Mountain farmhouse style is very alive with active cultures of wild yeast continuously changing the flavor profile. We use Belgian ale yeast, Saison yeast, and wild yeast harvested off of local Pion Pine needles in the brewing process. Our wild yeast also contains Lactobacillus which lends a refreshing tartness to the beer.

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Orange and lemon in the aoma, very fruity but a much better fruitiness in flavor than the hefe or summer session. Really an outstanding beer in my opinion. Smooth and creamy; a home run.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
On tap at the Mammoth Bluesapalooza. The guy serving it didnt know what it was, but one sniff and I knew it was a farmhouse with bugs! Aroma has a nice tartness from the lacto. Nice and hazy, the flavor has the grainy wheat with some banana from the hefe yeast. The sourness comes through very well balanced! This is great and at a great price for an event like this!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
22FL OZ ($4.99 bottle) this was a really cool find. Have no idea why the ratings are so low for this beer. it was great. felt like a great saison. had the power and the good flavor, tad sour but nothing over done about it. could have used more carbonation though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14615) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours pale dishwater gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is very earthy and musty. Med body. Mildly sour. Musty/earthy/fruity/spicy/banana in flavor. Flavors are not intense, but its very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1783) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with thick creamy white head. Yeast, malt and a sour aroma. Crisp yeast, malt and fruit flavors with a slightly sour smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (960) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Starts off with a past-its-prime handmade corn tortilla aroma along with dry hay. Hazy medium yellow with a nice foamy white head. The tortilla aroma follows slightly into the taste, but it blends in with the hay and quite pronounced peppery and coriander spices to become a really nice flavor. This is definitely a Saison with the spice and barnyard components, but it has a bit more body than some versions. I didnt think I was detecting the pine needles at all, but now Im thinking that might be where some of the spice is coming from. Nice caramel and honey sweetness balances the more earthy components perfectly. Finishes very long and spicy for a Saison and definitely makes you want more. Excellent seasonal from a brewery Im not very familiar with but now want to be after trying this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden color with white foam. Rye bread, toast, dry spice, multi grain aromas. medium body. Nice spicy rye bread, dry hay, spicy dry yeasty flavors--very good--more Saison than Wild Ale right now

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium orange, low white head. Estery yeast, light banana, greenstick/reedy hop character, moderately sweet malts, peppery finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9687) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle from Beercafe OL, Walnut Creek. Pours clear blonde with a disappearing white head and a barnyard aroma. There is a lightly sour yeasty fruit flavor with some banana ester and spice. A nice blend of tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12573) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle at Panamint Springs Resort. Pours brilliantly clear gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate pine needles, crisp cracker malt and pear esters. Flavor is crisp cracker and sweet honey malt, pine needles, pear esters and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.


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