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Wild At Heart - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 33 | FT: 3
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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Photo of athomasPSU
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

athomasPSU, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of mwilbur
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with high carbonation producing a 3+ inch bubbly white head. Good retention.
S: Brett funk, melon, grainy hops, and an earthy mineral note.
T: Pineapple, citrus, melon, mango, and a hint of grainy hops and sweet malt. More fruit forward than anticipated. With warming, the malt comes more forward as well as a note of cherries.
M: Light-medium body. Clear and fruity bright. Effervescent. Dry and mildly bitter finish.
D: A decent brew...certainly some interesting characteristics here (a wide range of fruit notes). Good, but not superb. Worth a try.

mwilbur, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Mullen2525
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Mullen2525, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.5/5  rDev +23%

GennyCreamAle, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Zorro
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.

Zorro, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: deep gold, slight haze, slight bubbles fizz up from the centre; lush cream-colored head drops some lace behind

S: muted fruit and honey caramel-sweet malts; some herbs and flowers, toast and rye (?)

T: the brett was lost on me, too much sweet and sugar without any citric tang; the funk of the brett was subdued, the mouth wet and juicy - I had hoped for a more dry brett experience; that said, a fruity and slightly musky/dank yeastiness pervade; honey sweetness

M: medium bodied and slightly tacky; smooth wet fruits and barnyard musk across the tongue; some brighter grassy feelings across the roof

O: a nice wild/brett ale, on the sweet/wet side, with a modest brett tang and funk; some juicy orchard fruits and grassy/hay-like wet barn action, but nothing that really tickled my palate.

Greywulfken, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of nyrblue2
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

nyrblue2, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light orange amber with good haziness. Big, fluffy white head with tons of big bubbles. Rose to over two fingers in my Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip.

Light tartness with a Bretty funk of old lemon peels and flowery countryside. Dried apricot fruitiness and notes of pear orchard and floral hops. Interestingly complex with low alcoholic presence for 8%.

Apricot, apple, lemon peel, stale Brett, white wine dryness, powdery yeast, floral bitterness, kiss of jasmine and white tea. Apple tartness is mild, but noticeable in the finish. Some passion fruit in there, too. Firmly bitter at the end with leftover blanket funk. Good stuff. It really brings out the flavors in the cherimoya that I'm eating with it, and vice-versa.

Lots of carbonation that rushes up in the mouth. Body is soft without seeming too slick. Not greasy, just a little oily.

A tasty wild ale from the gods at Ommegang. They know Belgian beer and they seem to know my tastes. Soft comes the Brett, but the base ale was carefully crafted.

thecheapies, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of polishkaz
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

polishkaz, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of rEBELlION
4/5  rDev +9.3%

rEBELlION, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
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.

MadScientist, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of RRC03
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

RRC03, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

chippo33, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Triglycerides
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Triglycerides, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of MarkJBurch
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MarkJBurch, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on 08/27/13.

A: Hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Leaves spots of lacing on the glass. A bit too opaque to see much visible carbonation.

S: Bit of fruitiness and yeastiness. Some Belgian funk to it as well as a malt sweetness. Hits of hops in the background and a touch of spiciness.

T: Reminds me of a light belgian double as it has a similar fruit profile. Raisin and grape are pronounced. Just a touch of farmhouse from the Brett and no developed sour yet.

M: Medium body with lots of carbonation. Crisp and dry finish. Almost a champagne like feel.

Overall it is a very drinkable mild belgian ale with a nice fruit aspect. Would need a few more years to develop the tartness I like in my Brett beers. Agree with others that it comes off saison like.

CloudStrife, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of pianoman511
4.5/5  rDev +23%

pianoman511, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of gshackles
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

gshackles, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of larryi86
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A clear golden copper with a three finger white head.

S- Pears, apples, touch of lemons, mild funk, earthy spices. Smells more like a saison than a wild.

T- Sweeter version of the nose, again mild funk, sweet breakfast cereal like malts, mild pear and apple flavor, light lemon tartness.

M- Crisp, light body.

O- Again more of a Saison than a wild. Taste is a little too sweet. Overall not bad at all, but I would have rather bought Hennepin.

larryi86, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Dope, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Jslay013
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Jslay013, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of BradStokley
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

BradStokley, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of MeganandDana
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MeganandDana, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of morrowd3
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

morrowd3, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DerekMorgan, Nov 02, 2013
Wild At Heart from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.