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Wild Horse Ale - Great Basin Brewing Co.

Wild Horse Ale
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 8.87%


Brewed by:
Great Basin Brewing Co. visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This award-winning amber ale is guaranteed to tame your wild thirst. Wild Horse is brewed in the German "Alt" tradition. It gets its malty, rich and complex flavor from a blend of five malts. A two-time Bronze Medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-16-2006)
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Chieftog:
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Chieftog

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

04-27-2013 02:23:43 | More by Chieftog
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Schwegler

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-01-2014 16:18:39 | More by Schwegler
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

08-28-2013 18:41:28 | More by GraduatedCashew
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -8.3%

06-22-2013 18:58:36 | More by atone315
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a sixer at Winco because it was cheaper than anywhere else, and I knew I needed something mild (read: not hoppy or strong) for certain guests for an upcoming party.

Pours a dark amber color, thin off white head, about 2/5" in depth. Aroma was barely anything, some smooth Oktoberfest like malt aromas.

Taste has a little more bitterness of a not necessarily hop derived origin. A little bit metallic/coppery, not as smooth as hoped for style, but the heft and mouthfeel is about right otherwise. Its a strangely viscous beer for being under 5% alcohol.

I think its possible that this beer could cut into the Fat Tire market, I think its aimed at that segment of people looking for something a little more substantial than BMC, but aren't necessarily into the hop or dark beer thing.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 02:20:50 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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rawfish

California

3.5/5  rDev +7%

05-30-2013 06:44:00 | More by rawfish
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dertyd

California

2.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

This beer is verry strange it poures a normal redish brown amber color with smells of citrus and bread.but at first taste its odd its real bittter but not like hoppy citrus or even pine bitter its just bitter taste like a bitter bread its not a bad beer but its nothing great eather theese people at great basin are strange so far all there beers taste verry difrent then I've ever had but when I'm in reno again I still will look for new stuff by them.

Live life drink beer!!!:-)

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 16:01:22 | More by dertyd
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aparabola

Nevada

3/5  rDev -8.3%

02-21-2013 01:43:31 | More by aparabola
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Heretodaygonetomorrow

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-01-2013 19:40:10 | More by Heretodaygonetomorrow
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marct

Nevada

3/5  rDev -8.3%

12-14-2012 05:05:31 | More by marct
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very interesting brew from Great Basin. Smell is a little grainy and a little perfumey. Taste starts with a tart apricot and ends with a sort of adjunct taste that lingers on in the back of your mouth. In between is a mini maelstrom of tastes. It's hard to be sure what's happening. Very complex, not for everyone, but a bold choice to be in their flagship lineup.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2012 17:23:56 | More by TheRealBigC
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mmilyko

Nevada

3/5  rDev -8.3%

09-03-2012 01:55:57 | More by mmilyko
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HopHead84

California

3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

5/22/2012

Bomber into a snifter.

A: Brownish orange with a fizzy white head. Scattered lacing.

S: Lightly tart grape and plum with a bready malt base. Light biscuit presence with some earth. Perfumy floral notes are evident.

T: Light lactic sourness up front with a bit of tartness. Grainy, bready, and biscuity. There's a drying grape finish.

M: Upper light body with high carbonation. The mouthfeel is prickly, dry, and sticky.

Overall: I doubt this is supposed to be sour but it's kind of nice in any case. Reminds me of a Berliner Weiss.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 04:41:16 | More by HopHead84
Wild Horse Ale from Great Basin Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.