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Wild At Heart - Brewery Ommegang

Wild At HeartWild At Heart

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%


Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phillyz on 10-31-2013)
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

01-28-2014 17:44:56 | More by xnicknj
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-18-2014 21:08:07 | More by kwjd
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-17-2014 14:06:38 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Schimms

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

04-17-2014 01:44:26 | More by Schimms
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CochonKing

New York

3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a light gold with a clean head and no disproportion in the bubbles.

Smell - Smells of hay and malt with light citrus under tones. There are some notes of barnyard in the back typical with brett, but not overwhelming.

Taste - Light and malty with the right amount of funk in the rear palate from the brett. It has a clean and crisp finish of malt that tapers off into the more nuanced notes of the brett. Brett tends to be a fairly overwhelming yeast, but it works here.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light bubbles. Would be excellent as a palate cleanser.

Overall - A good beer but not as impressive as I was expecting. The beer itself would pair great with cheese due to the funk that comes from brett.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 02:19:09 | More by CochonKing
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-15-2014 01:53:26 | More by marmstrong1212
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alxle140

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-13-2014 19:59:35 | More by alxle140
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elec

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-13-2014 01:02:52 | More by elec
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Azeotrope

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-11-2014 13:43:17 | More by Azeotrope
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brianmandell

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-08-2014 03:16:32 | More by brianmandell
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Limanti

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-08-2014 02:14:09 | More by Limanti
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cloudied honey with a wonderful tight two inch foamy formation. Could of exacerbated more carbonation.

Smells like beer. As an advertised wild ale I was expecting something....say....more bretty and wild, sour and tart....but no. I get more a sweet maltness as a corn adjunct or a modified corn syrup. Really not appealing.

Syrupy sweet upfront and becomes more "sourish" in the back. Reminds me Kirin beer. Rice and/or corn sweetness. Alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is heavy and creamy. Finishes dry and carbonation is sufficient.

Really this is ok. A rare pleasant Sunday afternoon and I'm not enjoying this. Not going to drain pour it but gotta move on. Life is too short to drink what you ain't liking. Where's the American wild ale in this??? All in all my wife scarfed it up and would give this a 4 overall, she dug it so that has to count for something.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 01:20:25 | More by joeseppy
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-06-2014 02:34:55 | More by JohnSnowNW
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-04-2014 23:29:38 | More by dgeebs07
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Los1324

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-02-2014 10:56:13 | More by Los1324
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SHODriver

California

3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured into a tulip to a nice orange with a huge and fluffy white head that fades slowly to a half inch or so with some lacing
S: smells fruity with notes of pear and mango and slightly tart on the nose.
T: taste is tart green apples, mangos, and pineapple. Swallow is more mango fruity goodness with a bit of sweetness
M: the beer is on the lighter side of medium on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation and a slightly drying finish
O: It's pretty good. It isn't too sour and could stand for some more time but as it sits now it's very solid. This beer will never be at the level of other popular wild ales due to a lack of souring bacteria so that has to be accounted for. As a 100% brett beer it drinks pretty well and kicks the crap out of Brux when fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 03:50:11 | More by SHODriver
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JayQue

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle into my Grape and Gourmet store tulip glass. Pours a bright, hazy light copper color with a big bubbly white head that lasts for several minutes before receding into a covering of the top of the glass. Lacing is sporadic small bands around the glass.

Aroma is light fruit, pears, apples and some mango and a little Belgian funk.

Taste has some sourness and funk but they are fairly subdued flavors. The base for the beer is slightly sweet malts and light fruit, with the funk and sourness as very mild follow-on flavors.

Mouthfeel is good. The malty base is strong and sweet, no alcohol presence and the carbonation level is just right. The tartness and funk add a bit of complexity to this beer.

This one won't satisfy real Wild Ale fans, but for me it was a tasty slightly tart beer, more of a Saison than a Wild Ale, but still very enjoyable. Not Ommegang's best, but certainly worth trying. I am in the process of drinking the whole bottle and it is enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 23:00:20 | More by JayQue
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-20-2014 21:58:05 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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sunnytropic

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-18-2014 20:29:35 | More by sunnytropic
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Acuity

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-10-2014 03:25:27 | More by Acuity
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YieldToNothing

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-10-2014 03:13:39 | More by YieldToNothing
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Jameswoody

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

03-09-2014 02:43:05 | More by Jameswoody
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wild at Heart is a very tasty, very drinkable wild ale. THe Brett yeast does wonders with the flavors - lots of ripe mango and pineapple. I never heard of the hops they used, but there are a nice addition. THis is very drinkable and highly recommended. I have read reviews that state some were disappointed that the beer was not tart and sour enough.... for my palate, it is right on!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 02:07:48 | More by Fcip78
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LMH88

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-02-2014 19:13:21 | More by LMH88
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-02-2014 18:43:28 | More by wonothesane42
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Wild At Heart from Brewery Ommegang
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