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Wild Horse Ale - Great Basin Brewing Co.

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Wild Horse AleWild Horse Ale

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79
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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: 18 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Chieftog:
Photo of Chieftog
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Chieftog, Apr 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.01/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of dertyd
2.98/5  rDev -10.8%

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!!!:-)

dertyd, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%

Pours a thin head on a dark straw colored body.
The aroma is musty grain, in the alt style.
The taste has a grain flavor to it, but is overall watery.
The texture is thin with moderate carbonation.
It lacked real flavor. Boost that up a little and this wouldn't be too bad.

Fatehunter, May 04, 2014
Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Schwegler, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%

Clear dark amber colored ale with a small tan colored head.

Smells fruity and malty with a nice caramel scent.

Starts out mildly sweet with a moderate bitterness and a long caramel finish. Not real complex just your basic generic Altbier taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall generic Altbier.

Zorro, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Heretodaygonetomorrow
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Heretodaygonetomorrow, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of atone315
3/5  rDev -10.2%

atone315, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

jmdrpi, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

HopHead84, May 23, 2012
Photo of marct
3/5  rDev -10.2%

marct, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of mmilyko
3/5  rDev -10.2%

mmilyko, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of rawfish
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

rawfish, May 30, 2013
Photo of Lillo
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

Lillo, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Irrationalist, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of aparabola
3/5  rDev -10.2%

aparabola, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of TheRealBigC
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

TheRealBigC, Sep 26, 2012
Wild Horse Ale from Great Basin Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.