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


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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Beer and Bread have been showing off the magic of yeast for thousands of years, we decided to combine the two. The old and the new, contemporary ideas and historical techniques and ingredients, a very special beer that combines all these things and more.
6 months before we even had a brewery we started talking to Tom Herbert about the Hobbs House Bakery’s 58 year old Sourdough yeast, and whether we could use it to ferment a beer. Tom was excited, we were excited!
After a year of trials (each trial took a really long time to develop) we decided to loosely base the beer on a Berliner Weisse style - a historical Sour beer style from Northern Germany, but with a Wild Beer slant to it. We have used the 58 year old sourdough culture and a little brettanomyces and put the beer straight into oak barrels for its primary fermentation.
It has been slowly fermenting, maturing and souring for 4 months in the barrels and will continue to evolve and develop in the bottle. There is a lovely gentle rounded fruity sourness to this beer. It isn’t harsh, and its low alcohol makes it the perfect brunch beer to enjoy with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on some Hobbs House Bakery Sourdough. Serve chilled.

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Cuso (8713) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2017
Bottle from beer[malade]. Yellow color with small white head. Aroma of grape, vinous, yeast, lemon. Distinct sour taste with grape, lemon, yogurt, dough. Nice.

sokuzs1 (1396) - POLAND - AUG 4, 2017
Backlog. Lemon, some yoghurt, herbs, light barnyard. Heavy sour. Great, but simple beer.

ruigo (3073) - PORTUGAL - JUL 19, 2017
33cl bottle. Hazy pale golden with a small white head. Sour, citrus, fruity and acid. Good.

poech73 (420) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2017
From Malt Attacks :: Berliner bretté et barriquée avec du levain >> Assemblage plutôt étrange qui vise à donner une bière légère acide mais gouteuse à la fois.
Impression franche de manger une tartine au formage blanc dès l’attaque. Heureusement, cette sensation lactique prégnante disparaît au milieu de bouche pour laisser la place un corps fromenté replet, qui goûte le pain de mie, bretté aux accents fruités de raisin et de pomme, accompagné d’une saveur boisée légèrement vineuse. La finale est un peu amère et cidrée. Bière complexe bien en équilibre mais trop fortes en arômes, et donc pas facile à boire. Ar: 6 - Ap: 3 - Ta: 8 - Pa: 4- Ov: 16 #409

avolonbeer (1) - - JUN 23, 2017 does not count
I gave this bottle the lowest ratings on every dimension. I was given it as a father’s day treat because I like beer and baking my own sourdough bread. But the bottle I sampled was thoroughly unpleasant; an insult to good bread, beer and my well-intentioned daughter. Sour beyond belief; totally unsubtle.

Muggus69 (2521) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2017
330mL bottle from Carwyn Cellars, Melbourne. Sort of looks like a cider - murky straw body, little head. Funky aroma - once again, draw parallels to a farmhouse cider here - stewed apple, grapefruit peel, pepper, lactic yoghurty twang, buttery oak, touch of hay & dough. Carbonation is low, interesting mouthfeel - sort of creamy upfront yet chalky/minerally on the finish, touch of lactic acidity, drops away quickly though. Flavours aren’t overly intense but decent - yoghurt & hard cheese, peaches & cream, stewed apple, pepper, watered down lemon juice, undercooked bread, oaky butter. Not much on the finish. Subtle, was kind of hoping it would blow my socks off!

Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with tiny head. Aroma of yeast, yellow apples, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus, yeast and sour notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2017
Pours pale yellow, hazy. Cider aroma. Taste is sharp, apple, like a acidic dry cider. Not bad for a sour

Alusmamuts (2006) - LATVIA - APR 11, 2017
Pale yellow hazy with hint of white head. Sour wine aroma. Slight bitter strong sour, slaight sweet and hint of umami. Wine notes and kind of "birch juice".taste. Short sour aftertaste.

DavyK (141) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2017
Bright, cider aroma. Piercingly sharp sourness hits you as soon as it hits your mouth...that vinegar dunt you get from great sourdough bread. Absolutely loaded with flavour for the ABV. Highly impressed - one of the nicest sours I’ve tasted.

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