Iduna Cru - The Wild Beer Co.
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3.7/5 rDev +1.4%
Nice and bubbly, thick creamy head. Smells a little funky, with the usual Belgian-style clove and banana scent. Has the banana and clove flavors too, and the apple is also apparent, but I'd say less once it warms up a bit. Has a tiny bite to it, and a little bitterness that shows up late mostly.My first beer from theses guys. I'd definitely like to try more based on this.
03-10-2014 00:15:54 | More by Mikeluzzjr
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
I had purchased this bottle at Hunger 'n' Thirst out of a sense of curiosity and now, deep into The Great Bottle Purge of the Summer of 2014, I am preparing to drink it!
From the bottle: "Bubbles + Apples = Wild Yeast"; "Ale Brewed with Apple Juice"; "Drink Wildly Different"; "We believe exceptional brewing stems from imagination and passion, it's not just a process. Never average, every Wild brew is a result of Wilds minds conceiving, creating and crafting beers that explore the boundaries of your palate. Brewing doesn't need to be confined by rules, tradition or ingredients; by adding a Wild 5th ingredient or process to our beers we want to give you a truly memorable drinking experience, altering your perceptions and thrilling your taste buds."; "Named after the Norse goddess of youth and apples, this is an equally divine Belgian-style saison with a copious amount of New Zealand hops, freshly harvested Somerset apple juice and wild yeast added to the mix. However, we like to take things just that bit further(it's the Wild way!) - once bottled the beer undergoes a secondary fermentation with champagne yeast, giving it a brisk spritziness on the tongue. Serve chilled in a champagne flute to allow the bouquet of playfully aromatic notes to be fully appreciated. Take a sip to enjoy a further cascade of striking and sensuous flavours alongside the carefree champagne-like spritziness. The long, dry finish is both refreshing and complex."
Since the bottle directed me to "serve chilled in a champagne flute", I did just that, using one from the Seabee Ball on Diego Garcia in 1998. "Bubbles"? Most definitely! I barely began the pour when it filled the glass with foam and I had to back off. It finally settled into three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention. Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose had the signature Brett funkiness along with a cider-like apple scent. Hmm. As the head finally began to fall, it left great lacing in its wake. Mouthfeel was not as spritzy as I had been led to believe, more medium than anything. Man, this was strikingly tart in the mouth, between the lemony qualities that Brett imparts and the apples may have been of a tart variety. It may be a Saison, but the Brett was really ruling the roost, giving it a tartness that made me long for some nice cheese to accompany it. Finish was dry and complex, but I am unsure about "refreshing". I felt like I was parched after drinking it. Phew!
08-16-2014 23:22:55 | More by woodychandler
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
Pours out a hazed gold with a nice inch of head. Very nice lace.
Green apple, pale malts, a hint of Brett make up the smell.
Very well rounded in the taste. Pale malts, Brett, champaign yeast, and apple mix well right up front. The funk isn't quite as much as I expected, but that could be due to the champaign yeast addition. Goes down a little bubbly.
Not bad, fun, unique taste for a saison brewed with apples.
01-13-2014 04:01:29 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
Iduna Cru from The Wild Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.