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Wild One - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

295 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 243
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of brown ale and wheat wort aged in oak wine barrels. Beer is tart with subtle Brett notes.

(Beer added by: hoppymeal on 12-08-2007)
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Photo of mdfb79
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 01/07/12 notes. Big thanks to GT (RB) for sharing this one at a local DC RB tasting. Served in a tulip, batch 168 of 370.

a - Pours a murky orange-brown amber color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour fruits, wine, brett, light funk, spice, earthy malts, and bready malts.

t - Tastes of sour dark fruits, wine, oak, yeast, bready malts, light spice, brett, and lunk. A tiny bit funkier than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp and easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice wild ale. It isn't really overly sour in the nose or taste, but there is a nice mix of funk and sour fruit. Would certainly like to have it again.

mdfb79, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of page101
5/5  rDev +20.8%

page101, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of rmalinowski4
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to decadence for the bottle in the I'm at 3floyds lif.

Pours a copper color with a small one finger head that recedes quickly. Leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smell is sour and slightly vinegar. Spot on for the style. Very inviting.

Taste is tart and vinegar. Excellent sour. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is medium to high. Very refreshing.

Overall, this is a winner. Very nice beer. Wish they made more of this. Thanks decadence.

rmalinowski4, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Mihir.

Rests in the glass a hazy amber-brown. The small white head recedes to a film. Juicy fruity aroma, acetic berry notes with a lactic twang. Mildly sour, has a nice strawberry jam aroma. Palate has a good balance of acetic berry flavors, gentle lactic acidity. Pretty rounded and drinkable, medium bodied, with a clean brief finish. A good beer, but nothing special.

largadeer, Jan 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

jmich24, Jan 12, 2012
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imperialking, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

klipper, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

reddish amber, burnt sienna in color/ cloudy with a small whispy offwhite head that left a light coating on the sides and bottom of the glass.

oak with a light funk are pressing here. Some light spice and as it warms up lots of cherries coming at me now. Cherries from the start, very nice. light oak and woody notes press in mid palate and as it warms a nice touch of spice starts to come through, almost peppery at times. Some light apple vinegar like flavor in the finish as a dry finish fades off.

mikesgroove, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Wild One from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.