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Wild One - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 241
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: hoppymeal on 12-08-2007

A blend of brown ale and wheat wort aged in oak wine barrels. Beer is tart with subtle Brett notes.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bell's. Poured into a plastic cup even though proper glassware was right in front of the bartender ... not sure what the deal was.

Pours a slightly cloudy amber brown with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly.

Sourness dominates the smell with hints of sour apple candy.

Taste is also dominated by the souring brett with the finish more sour than the upfront flavor. Really difficult to pick up any other flavors through the sour funk.

Medium body with a high carbonation, sparkling feel.

Although slightly one-dimensional due to the intense sourness, I could have easily drank a few of these.


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Wild One from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.