Wilde Wutz

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Sour - Flanders Red Ale
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4.15 | pDev: 3.13%
Aug 25, 2018
Sep 13, 2015
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Notes: Brewed with hibiscus and smoked malt and aged in barrique barrels. Brewed with Northern Brewer, Spalter Select, Tettnager, Saphir and Simcoe hop varieties.
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a dark brown color with a small, soon vanishing, creamy head.

Smells of wild berries, scented wood, fermented red grapes and a prominent tartness, presumably resulting from the berries.

Has a medium body with a refreshing mouthfeel to it, refreshing and funky at the same time.

Tastes of cherries, dried plums, old oak and a prominent sourness, with a gentle fruit acidity to it. Turns more acidic then, smoother also, with the barrel showing through, adding a calming , wooden balance. Finishes heavy on the cherries with a prominent, oak defined, calming funk component.

Complex flanders red, which benefits tremendously from the its barrel, creating an ever changing flavor profile.

Aug 25, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a deep, dark mahogany coloration that turns blood red when held up to light, with a small, frothy head. Smells of bready, caramel malt, toffee, red berries and a distinct, tannic oak note, with lighter herbal and flowery accents. Taste is an excellent balance of bready, caramel, slightly smoked malt, toffee and red berries, with notes of cherry, cranberry and hibiscus, as well as as strong barrel notes of charred oak and tannins, with lighter herbal and leathery accents, as well as just a hint of funk and balsamic vinegar. Finishes with a medium tartness and some red berries and oaky tannins lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium/rich body and medium carbonation.

This makes for quite a rich Flanders Red Ale with some rather distinct barrique barrel notes and an excellent overall balance, somehow managing an incredibly complex flavour profile while still feeling rather mellow at the same time. The interplay of sweet, bitter, tannic, smoky, fruity, tart and funky notes really is marvellous here and while it may all seem a little much, I really think that it manages a somewhat harmonious balance overall, that is rich in flavour, yet with a mellow character. A great example of the style indeed, that is a bit more heavy on the musty, oaky, tannic notes, which I personally quite enjoy, but may be a bit much for some. (Batch 2017)

May 29, 2018
4.15 by samEBC from Belgium on May 22, 2016
Wilde Wutz from Braustelle
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 3 ratings