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


on tap

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
bottled, special
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 Bakerys 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 isnt 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1278) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
A BIG AROMA BOMBER. Zutiefst verSOURt und stinky mineralisch. Lovely unheavy und mit einer hohen Komplexitt bestckt..Love. 0,33 Flasche. TAPHOUSE MUNICH:

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2209) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle at The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a slightly hazy straw colour with a very thin white head. Aroma of lemon, apple, white grape, some wood and subtle funk. Taste of lemon, apple, some wood, tartness, slight lactobacillus, a little grape, a hint of wheat and subtle funk. Light bodied and an oily texture. A dry and fruity, tart finish. A decent sour with a dry and clean finish. Appealing flavours. Summers day drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmzl (292) - SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2017
Gentle vanilla oak, clean sourness, high medium lacto intensity, wheat, light citrusy fruitiness, funk not found yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7400) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2017
Near-gusher. Small white head doesnt last. Hazy yellow body with smoke-like structures from the dregs I poured in. Vinegary rhubarb and apple aroma with toffee notes. Acidic mealy toffee taste with apple vinegar notes. Mid-to-light body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Acidic mealy apple vinegar aftertaste with herbal notes. Its OK, but a bit harsh and strange. (0.33l bottle, from Meny Strmmen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pitch992 (176) - SLOVENIA - JAN 18, 2017
On tap at the Freetrade inn in Newcastle. Aroma is lemony, grainy, juniper berries, dough, floral, herbal. Pale, hazy, minimal white head, retention not good. Taste is light quite acidic, fruity, lemony, light sweetness. Some woody afternotes. Catpiss, must show after warming up. aftertaste lingers and is Acidic, slightly sweet with herbal, floral notes. Spritzy, almost too light body. Lots of juniper everywhere for me. Refreshing and interesting, has lots of interesting notes in every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyldeturkey101 (137) - - JAN 13, 2017
pours into a cloudy straw body with no head. aroma is a strong smell of yeast and dough before baking. the flavour emulates with a good bready taste and a great sour. somewhat good but considering other beers ive had from the nrewery im a wee bit disappointed. having said that id definitely have this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (808) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2016
Uklart gult med hyt, hvitt skum som forsvinner fort. Surdeig er fremtredende i duften sammen med en del sitrus. Intens surhet i smaken sammen med et lite gjrpreg. Noe endimensjonalt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2836) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - DEC 12, 2016
Draft 0.15l at BierProeflokaal In De Wildeman Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 16.11.2016. Pour it clear golden color with no head. Aroma lemonish, little bit sour eggs, strange. Taste starts with salty, lemony, nice balanced, pretty much yeasty feel, good smooth texture, medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4396) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2016
0.33l bottle. It most definitely smell like sour dough. Sour dough with lacto and brett combined with sour apples, mild cork, hints of acetone and cellar-wood. Strange stuff, but I kinda like it. In the glass this has a blurry yellow golden look and only a small quickly sidesticking white head. It doesnt taste horrible either. Lots of gooseberries sourness here. Brett, green sour apples, yeast and some funkiness. It has a thin oily to watery feeling in the mouth have and its about average on the small bubbled carbonation. Ends with a sour champagne vinegar acidity that lingers on for a while. Almost making it taste a bit more alcoholic than it actually is. Its one of those interesting one this. Works fantastic in the steaming sun. 28.06.2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdmiralVernon (1075) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2016
A: Yellow coloured with a fast dissapating small white head N: Lemon, guava, guanabana T: Lemon, wheat dough, hint of tropical fruit. O: Quite tart and some tropical fruit to it. Nice.

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