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


on tap

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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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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dannyhill (52) - - JAN 20, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2018 0.33 bottle C: muddy, brown-reddish N: sour, balsamic vinegar, apple vinegar, syrah, pinot noir, charred oak, cranberries P: starts off sour, heavy burgundy type wine influence, dark chocolate, sour red berries, raspberries, oak towards the finish. Overall a complex nose and palate, astonishing!

crutchley29 () - - JAN 13, 2018
Pours dark with light carbonation and dissipation in the head. Strong Burgendy opener quickly settling to berries and raisins in dark choculate on the palette. Brilliantly complex and drinkable, rewarding.

javiercrasher (725) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2018
Poco gas, sin espuma. Vinagre y barrica en nariz. En boca además ácida y con toque salado. Compleja! 2017. BOTELLA. BB 31/08/2020

Karelbeersindral (138) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2018
Great story and big expectations, however only balsamic notes no other specific taste, bland.

MeadProfessor4 (3) - Wiener Neustadt, AUSTRIA - JAN 11, 2018 does not count
Wild Beer Co. hat mal wieder zugeschlagen - sicher nicht das absolut abgefahrenste Sour-Brett, aber dafür umso trinbarer. Ein dunkles Sauerbier in ner Red-Version mit einer Variation an unterschiedlichen, wilden Hefen und dann noch im Burgunder Holzfass gereift - wie geil is das!?!?!. Würde am liebsten eine fette Ente dazu essen - mit ordentlich Rotkraut und an gscheidn Knödl. Hat zwar NULL Schaum, aber dafür eine tolle, rote Fruchtigkeit mit schön anhaltendem Abgang. Klares Brett-Aroma (Bretanomyces), fährt aber nicht über das fruchtig, saure Bouquet drüber - flanderig mit feiner, saurer Kirsche. It's funky fun at all!

dynamiteninja (1953) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2018
Bottle. Loose off white head. No retention. Reddish brown body. Nose is sour, Brett, nail varnish, boiled vegetables, oak, sour cherries, red fruit and bubblegum. "Funky". Taste is sour with a sour finish. Watery palate.

Marko (6385) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 10, 2018
Bottled. Thanks VIšnja! Missed it when it was on tap at Pivoteka, glad I got to try it. Murky dark red body, medium sized off white head. Soft red wine barrel aroma, light cherries. Nice and soft. Soft taste, cherry and glue, light sourness. Interesting enough, while not a world beater, definitely a classy Flandersoid red.

Mad Dog Martin (190) - - DEC 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 Bottle from Wild Beer online. I had high hopes for this. Not sure whether something was wrong with my bottle but it was, frankly horrible. Flat, brown and just a lifeless, unpleasant slop.

Desverger (14038) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2017
[email protected] Extravaganza 2017, London - pours reddish dark brown with a off white head. Sour berry fruity prominent, cherry accents, some dried fruit backing, notes of grape, some wood notes, tart berry fruity finish.

wekker84 (2610) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits red fruits yeast caramel and sourness flavor malts fruits spicy red fruits some caramel and a sour aftertaste

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