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


on tap

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6871) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2016
Pours dark dark red to brown. Small white head. Smell is cherry, bit sour. taste is full, sour, much glue . Very full, easy drinkable, blasts of fruit. Not bad at all !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
toscanoigor (168) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - AUG 21, 2016
Cerveja marrom-avermelhada, com pouqussima espuma, aroma intenso, interessante e complexo, com mistura de vinagre, frutas vermelhas, um pouco de malte. O sabor menos envolvente, mas ainda muito bom: a acidez e o sabor frutado mais intensos no comeo, o final doce e amadeirado. Um pouco rala, corpo baixo pra mdio, baixa carbonatao, No geral, uma tima cerveja, equilibrada e saborosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3540) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2016
On tap @ Steampunk Bar. Hazy reddish brown with a tiny off white head. Fruity and woody tones. Fruit, malt, wood and sour. Medium body with a nice bitter/ fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4251) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Pours cloudy brown with flat head. Aroma of cherries, red currant, bretta, almond icing. Taste is light to medium berry tart up front with a lingering sticky sweet finish. Light and sticky body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shark_Pants (665) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2016
330ml bottle. An ugly duckling to look at - Murky cola colour with small fizzy tan head that recedes quickly. Strong aromas of cherries, plums, oak and balsamic vinegar. Wow, lots of flavour packed into the taste. The cherry and plum notes are definitely there, big whack of oak tannin, vanilla and red wine notes, apple cider vinegar, balsamic. Nice balance of sweetness and sour tang, dry oaky finish. Quite light bodied, spritzy and refreshing. Kind of like a Rodenbach Grand Cru dialled up to 11. Looks are deceiving, as this ugly duckling really is a beautiful swan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5763) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2016
On tap at Feria Noblejas. Reddish amber with whiteish head. Aroma is fruity, berries, raspberries, wood, toast and various fruit and red berries. Taste is complex and subtle, red berries, light acetic, cherries, raspberry, light bready malt notes with a tart fruity finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours deep red with a small, creamy white film head. Aroma has raspberry, cherries, oak, light toasted malts, mild strawberry. Medium, rickly carbonation, fine sry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, cherries, strawberry, vinegar, light red apple and mild apple. Elegant oaky dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokkenrolv (338) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is vanilla, oak, wood, dark dried fruit, plum. Deep dark red/brown, clear, very small head. Medium sweetness, light sour, taste is soft dark red fruits, plum, hints of vanilla. Medium body, soft carbonation, medium long slightly sour and complex finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (8198) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Deep dark amber/brownish under a thin ring of ivory foam. Wild and funky tart nose thats slightly malbec-ish, meaty, deep earthy red berries and something semisweet and a touch herbal. Enticingly good. Big wild flavor that hits with a load of funky tartness without much pucker--all flavor no acidity! Just a mellow funky tart red berry and red wine barrel tone thats got some gamey red meat tone, mild earthy fruity sweetness and a oaked, wild, red wine-esque finish. Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5766) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Precious Metal, Brooklyn tap: pours reddish brown with almost no head at least on the ridiculous pour into a pint glass that they gave me. Aroma is cherry, wood, vinegar, and sugar. Taste is sour at first. As others have said, it is a little like a Rodenbach. A bit much to go through for a full pint. Not too sweet, but somewhat.

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