Old Gold
Bullfrog Brewery

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Wild Ale
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3.95 | pDev: 9.62%
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good sour but lacks a defining element. There is a measured level of tartness, farmhouse yeast and a crisp body yet I was searching for something more. You can find a little apricot floating in the background but it never actualizes.

Mar 10, 2019
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FickleBeast from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Strangelove's. Arrives in a Strange glass, hazy yellow with a finger of foam. Nice sour tartness without being tongue curling. Easy to drink. Aroma has a crisp earthiness. Oak also comes through but is nicely balanced by the tartness. Enjoyable.

Jan 03, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA.

This one pours a slightly hazy pale yellow, with no head or lacing.

Smells super herbal and super earthy, a bit smoky, tons of oak, lemon peel, and some lactic sourness.

This tastes so earthy, like i'm drinking lemony and funky dirt, honestly. There's definitely some smokiness, which is puzzling, and lots of oak. It's pretty much an oak bomb. There's some funky cheesiness too. All of this flavors somehow come together pretty well and make a really nice sour.

This is fairly light bodied, with a moderate to lower level of carbonation.

This was a pretty unique and definitely tasty sour.

Oct 04, 2015
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

"100% wild fermented ale, aged in new oak for two years". This is a serious sour, funky and stinky and unique. It hits all the barnyard notes you expect, and then some. Dirty diaper, dead skunk, stale piss, cow shit. Wonderful.

The body could use a little more work and heftiness, but overall this is a wonderful, bizarre brew.

Aug 29, 2015
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brother_rebus from Maine

3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden clear and bubbled with white head. Very musty earthy smell. Tastes unbelievably complex. Flavors from everywhich direction. Very earthy, oaky taste. Finishes sour. Some lingering flavor but fading carbonation. Overall pretty good. Very sour though.

Aug 25, 2015
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

I enjoyed this on tap at the brewpub

A golden (apropos) hazed color with light white head with some lace clinging. The smell has a strong acidic and wild yeast aroma. The feel follows suit with dry and acidic to the point of tart with medium carbonation and warming finish.

The taste is very sour with light fruit element and an almost acetobacter vinegar aspect with the 100% barrel fermentation showing as it has a harsh edge. The taste is intense yet overall I would say it is good not as drinkable as other wild ales based on strength and acidity level

Jul 31, 2014
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.17/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft offering pours a hazy golden copper color with a finger of head that fades leaving a full wall of lace all over the glass.

The aroma is briney with vinegar. Some phenolics poke through with plastic and a pepper quality almost like arugula. It isnt terrible but the wild attributes are not in line with my preferences, it seems more "off" than desirable.

The taste is super sour with a peppery green spice and a soothing vanilla oakiness. Some strange brine character is present before getting acedic as it warms. Like the nose suggested, there are notes of plastic also to be found in the flavor profile.

This is a medium bodied offering with a modest amount of carbonation. It is very bitey with a lot of barrel and brine. An interesting interplay that isnt terrible but also isnt that great either. You win some you lose some, not every wild ale the bullfrog makes is an instant classic. Im glad I got to try it but id avoid this in favor of just about any other wild ale they have made.

Jul 24, 2014
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This has a lactic thing going on that is pretty thick, and kind of off-putting in a sense. Fruit tones are there; apples and cider like character mostly showing. Feel is sticky and somewhat thick. Decent, but I have had better from Bullfrog. One and done for me; especially considering the exorbitant price it cost me.

Jun 25, 2014
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a slightly hazed golden color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head has a good level of retention holding strong for quite some time, before fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a funky and grassy smell with tons of hay mixed within. Some other aromas of a more light fruit nature are there as well consisting of a mix of apricot and tangerine.

Taste – The taste begins with some of the fruit flavors that were present in the nose (tangerine and apricot) and was mixed with a quite grainy, grassy, and funky taste from the start. The funk and grass grow stronger as the taste advances with some sour lemon and hay coming and gaining more and more power as the taste moves to the end. Along with these flavors, a bit of a green apple and a light hint of wheat join the taste right at the end, leaving a quite funky and slightly fruity flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are quite nice for the funky and grassy flavors of the brew and help create a crisper feel which is rather appropriate for the style.

Overall – Funky and grassy with a decent showing of fruit. A rather nice sour brew and one to give at least a try to if you get a chance.

Jun 09, 2014
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