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Wild At Heart - Brewery Ommegang

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 33 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Phillyz on 10-31-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +23%
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!

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4.39/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Healthy pop from the corked and caged bottle.

Clear golden amber colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smell mildly sweet with an agreeable floral scent. Slight sour scent like sour citrus like lemon. Very faint funky I call it horse blanket. Mild coriander scent. scent of pear and flower nectar. Faint green apple and sandal wood.

Starts out spicy and citrus with a long lasting after taste of pepper on the tongue. Very lightly sour but this has some flavors that really latch on to the tongue, but in a good way. Slight banana and apple flavors with something that bites the tongue a bit. Persimmon flavor and bite of astringency like it isn't quite ripe. Quite tasty. Exceedingly complex.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this exceeded my expectations in every way. I'm not a fan of wild ales but after this one I may have try more of them. This beer is excellent in every way.

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4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A hazy medium amber colored ale with almost no head.

S: A fruity Brett aroma bring notes of tropical and light colored fruit like pineapples, apricot, pears and mango. A mild Pilsner malt sweetness and moderate hops aroma.

T: Tart and fruit flavors dominate followed by a medium bitterness then a light malt sweetness. Fruit flavors like the aroma include pineapple, apricot and mango with a bit of pear. There is a medium-light hops bitterness that combines with a moderate tartness to bring the balance somewhat bitter against the light sweetness. The finish is pretty dry with a light apricot fruity aftertaste.

M: A medium-light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation.

O: A very good ale that reminds me of a straight lambic with the only fruit character coming form the yeast. The aroma is good but it doesn't telegraph the very good flavors waiting ahead.

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4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge four finger white head which fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A nicely juicy, zesty, and yeasty aroma with a big mix of citrus fruit esters. Upfront scent of Belgian yeast with some funk and Brett yeast hints. Fruity scent of tart cherry, green apple, pear, and banana. Big aroma of citrus fruits with hints of orange, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, passion fruit, melon, peach, lime, and slight grapefruit. Some candied sugar. Backing presence of pale malt with hints of grains, straw, and cracker. Subtle earthy hop presence. A very interesting and good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy, yeasty, and mildly tart taste with a big mix of citrus fruit esters. Belgian yeast with some funk, spice, and wild Brett yeast. Mildly tart taste of cherry. Fruit notes of green apple, banana, and pear. Big presence of tropical citrus fruits with notes of mango, pineapple, orange, lemon zest, peach, passion fruit, lime, melon, and grapefruit. Citrus hops are fairly bitter. Soft bready backing of pale malt with notes of cracker, grains, and straw. Light background presence of earthy hops. Some sweet notes of Belgian candied sugar as well. A pretty good and interesting taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Juicy, creamy, spritzy, and pretty smooth. Fairly drying. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: A pretty interesting and tasty twist on a Wild Ale. Big juicy citrus presence with a subdued sourness. Odd but it tastes pretty good.

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4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment, Civera's Deli in Drexel Hill, PA. Been very excited for this beer to be released and to me to finally review it. Ommegang is slowly becoming one of my favorite brewery's that I've had the pleasure of checking out. Let's see how this goes.

Appearance: Pours a amber, golden hue that is a little opaque to see through. Not bad for an american wild ale. Came fully complete with an impressive, over two inches of frothy white head that sent carbonation bubbles flowing through like a wild fire. Already very impressed. As head recedes, the lacing is very impressive and inviting.

Smell: Very, and I mean very, little sourness is detected. Mild alcohol is also detected. Quite nice floral arrangement is noticed. Quite light on any starchy aromas. Kinda surprised considered this is a farmhouse ale as the bottle states. The florals detected to me seem like a berry scent. Pretty faint, but definitely noticeable.

Taste: Upon first sips I notice a immediate flush of mango and passion fruit. They did a nice job mixing both a nice floral arrangement and also a Belgian ale flare. Spicy and citrusy flavors coming together put a nice remembrance on the tongue. Some sourness is noticed, but for this I can definitely make an exception into the mild category. Mild pineapple flavors are noticed afterwards towards the end of the taste. Good, clean, and well-balanced.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but a bit dry. Very well carbonated. Good thickness, good body. Medium to above medium in the body department.

Overall: Coming into this beer, I was expected nothing but near perfect from this brewery, and boy was I satisfied. American wild ales are to me seemingly making a comeback in the beer market and hipsters alike. I am nowhere near a hipster, but I do enjoy a beer if it is up to my liking and this brew I can for sure add to that list. The perfect combination of tartness and sweet, floral hops came through like no other. Since being introduced to this brewery, I've had nothing I can honestly said that I've not taking a liking to. Perfect for someone looking for a little bit different in the American wild ale department. I would definitely recommend to a friend and would try again. Cheers!

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Wild At Heart from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.