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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Belgian pale & pilsner malts w/ Styrian Golding for bittering and Saaz for aroma. Ginger predominates the spicing. Fermented in primary with Ommegang’s house yeast, followed by secondary with Brettanomyces bruxellensis. Dry-hopped in secondary w/ a blend of hops; Tettnang being the stand-out. The flavor profile is very herbal with an earthy undertone (very fitting for a Belgian-style farmhouse ale). The dry finish and pronounced hop aromas hide the 8% abv very well. Dangerously drinkable for its strength and character.

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3.9
Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008

I got this bottle in a trade with nutbrown. Thanks Alan!

This is from Batch #2, March 2008.

It pours a hazy straw gold with a 2 finger head of foam. Head retention is awesome and it sure doesn't suffer from lack of lacing!

The smell is very nice! I get lots of yeast, Brett, pepper, citrusy fruit, some caramel sweetness..very complex and very compelling.

The taste is true to the nose and that's a very good thing. The Brett is really big here but it doesn't exactly overpower the other flavours at all. Plenty of yeast flavour, pepper, tart fruit, a lovely bitterness, and the finish is quite dry and crisp demanding, yes demanding, that I take another sip and who am I to argue. ;^)

Medium bodied, the carbonation is fairly brisk but it works for the flavours that are in the Wild Ale. Drinkability would be off the charts if it were a bit less in the alcohol department though...whilst drinking, no *real* signs of it are in the taste at all and there's just a wee bit of warming after the swallow. No doubt, I won't have a problem finishing this 750 off....

Bottom line: This American Wild Ale is delicious, looks great in the glass, has a good mouthfeel, and is very drinkable. This is a good example of why I'm tempted to change my profile's favourite style from American IPA to American Wild Ale. The only trouble is, very good IPAs are relatively easy to find, one way or another. American Wild Ales, not so easy.

Thanks again Alan, for another great brew!!

3.6
DandyWolfFloyd (1213) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Aroma - sweet malt, caramel, barnyard yeast, alcohol. Appearance - body is hazy orange body, with full white head. Good lacing is present. Taste - sweet malts, spice, Brett. yeast, fruit, and booze. Palate - medium body, high carbonation, and boozed finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Salmoniform (1281) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy orange hue with creamy white head. Aroma is straw, honey, peppercorn, earthy, slight funk. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a spicy funky finish. Overall this beer was decent.

2
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Old ass bottle share thanks to Mcbackus. Cloudy, pale orange color, no head. Sweet, light spicy pale malt aroma. Dont really get any brett. Really dont get much of anything.

2.2
DrewFace (970) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Lightly cloudy, pale orange color, no head. Sweet, light spicy phenols, pale malt aroma. Sweet, spices, light brett character, caramel malts, watery, thing.

1.5
Homer321 (5207) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle shared by mcbackus. Nose is slightly mail polish with some oxidation. Taste is a flat watery mess. Ugh. Just not good. No saison character left, no Brett character. All mess.

4.3
generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014
The body is cloudy with a pale yellow orange color and it has some active carbonation that rushes up to the head. Its head is white, fluffy and builds up thick and tall. It has excellent retention and coats the whole inside of the glass with lace. The aroma is lovely combination of fruity and funky yeast with notes of pear and dried apricot, mellow floral hops, light wheat and doughy malt. The flavor hits the tongue with tart funky yeast, sour grain and wheat. Hops come in and add an almost minty herbal flavor and mild bitterness. The finish is dry and the yeast flavor lingers, begging me to sip again. On the palate it has a light to medium body and a smooth texture with active yet smooth carbonation. Its palate makes it easy to sip and its complex aroma and interesting flavor enticed me to drink on. Very well done!


3.7
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3/4 head, 1/4 liquor. Recedes in a rocky fashion. Leaves large bubbled lace. The color is straw with a very light haze.

Yeasty and mildly hoppy. Strong farmhouse aromas. Fresh and citrusy.

Peppery with strong lemon zest flavor. Lots of yeast bite to the drink, which lasts through the swallow and aftertaste. Not much hop; this is mostly dry malt. Thin body and highly carbonated.

4.2
ads135 (5064) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Brett-tastic. Dry, peppery, golden, and crisp. Tried this courtesy of Jay after a year aging.

3.8
CarloOG (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Batch 1-poured hazy orange (cant see through it) with a thin white head that settled to a thin layer. Had a few yeast chunks in it. Aroma of yeast, funk, basement. Sweet flavor up front that finishes a pink peppercorn finsih. Slight bitterness really evens it out.


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