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

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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CurlyJoe (148) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2017
Dark brown, not too hazy, absolutely zero head. Very funky aroma, almost like off fruit but in a good way. Maple-y. Builds in sourness when tasted, initially mild but ends big. Rusty, brown, rye taste. Very refreshing and carbonated. Interesting beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1300) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
Flemish Red Alarm!!! Sour and funky and sooo simple lgger. Ausgewogen und geheimnisvoll leicht ;)...Tap. 0,1. TAPHOUSE MUNICH.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (931) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Wild yeast. Dark brown opaque with large light brown head. Very sour nose, marzipan, molasses. Medium body, medium to high sourness, light carbonation, a hint of funk. Long savory finish, some pepper and anise. Good but complexity is lacking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3728) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2017
[email protected] Tap House Mnchen during BKL 2017 - Fr. - - "A study in patience" quickly becomes a "study in tolerance" once you notice, too late, that an imported 33cl glass of this, foam-free, in Munich now sells for a staggering 11,90. In se a decent, somewhat superficial crafty tribute to Liefmans Gouden Band, a provision beer of the same ultimately UK pedigree that would merit its own hype-free introduction to Munich craft beer drinkers unfamiliar with Oud Bruin. Terrible, self-awarely priceless, beauties are being born...and I would advise EU craft bars to at least put Rodenbach Grand Cru or Liefmans on the menu for a fair comparison. - Old vinegar, caramelly roast malts, sweet cherry and a paradoxical "superficial depth" studded on lacto and oak sustain flavours that are familiar from Gouden Band, but remain unpolished with watery pockets. I am willing to sample this side by side with its classic style example if someone is willing to put up the cash. #BrexitBeerDegentrificationNow

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmzl (292) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2017
Bourbon-ish oak, chocolaty backbone clashes a bit with high medium lactic acidity, still not bad.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
oobawa (879) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Pretty abysmal sour, combining a fast-dissipating tartness with a oak-tinged aspirin-n-seltzer finish. Lacks any wild yeast funk, and the taste briefly flits about wild-cherry-and-lemon acidity but quickly fades to nothingness. Smells and looks decent, but its all lies. This beers terrible.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (472) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2017
Strong oak aged aroma. Lightly fizzy. Sour and acid but still young and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
florent.janssens (311) - - JAN 18, 2017
Arme puissant type rouge des Flandre. Pas de mousse. Gout qui tends vers la rouge des Flandre coup leau et un got bois. Bire ok mais trs vite coeurante.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aminatchime (35) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Diep bruin-rode kleur. De geur is melkachtig en licht zurig. De smaak is intens melkzurig met een zoete toets.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2522) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with a small white head. Aroma of malt, dried fruits, nail polish, slight funky, fruity. Taste is heavy sour with sweet tones of caramel, acetone, slight herbal. Sour and dry loads of tannis.


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