Tasmanian Wild Ale
The Two Metre Tall Company Pty Ltd

Tasmanian Wild AleTasmanian Wild Ale
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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #1,444
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
88
Ranked #23,372
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 7.99%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
27
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a somewhat hazy consistency. There was a small amount of fizzy / foamy head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: A decent aroma of yeast, a funky quality, citrus, and a little malt.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of citrus (lemon, in particular), light malt notes, a funky, yeasty quality (not as much as expected), an herbal element, and a mustiness. Kind of an unusual flavor for the style, in that the fruit ingredients weren't as prevalent. Still, a pretty good flavor, with a clean character.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an interesting take on the American Wild Ale style. Worth a look, if you want something different.

Sep 26, 2017
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Brolo75 from California

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12.7 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

Pours a hazy amber orange color with a full frothy head that did not retain, slight amount of lacing, nice appearance. Lots of aroma, barnyard, horse blanket funk, wet hay, slight tartness, red grapes, smells promising. Not at all like the nose, not very sour or funky, subtle notes of wet hay, grass, and herbs, hit of strange spice/bitterness, finish has lemon peel, semi-dry finish, good amount of carbonation.

Overall; has an amazing aroma with complexity and depth but the flavor is really lacking in comparison, don't know how that happens.

Apr 16, 2017
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Crumpetsnbeer from Maine

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reminds me of a zesty musty barnyard. A little tart. Smells really great M, reminds me of lemongrass and wheat. Got it as a sample bottle, over all good beer but could be better. Has this strange finishing taste, to me. It does not linger around for that long though.

Jan 22, 2017
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darktronica from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After being blown away by Two Metre Tall's Original Soured Ale, I felt obligated to pick this up when I saw its lower price tag. It hasn't disappointed me, although it doesn't stack up quite so high. This is a really nice wild ale bursting with brett straw and musty funk, although it also is balanced out by some bright lemon notes, crisp acidity, and a touch of honey. You could make a close comparison with Orval or the Tilquin family, but it does have some of its own distinct characteristics to offer. Despite not being my favorite style, I can recognize this as high quality, and I'll likely grab a few more bottles at some point to see how they develop with more age.

Jan 14, 2017
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Tone from Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, maize color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong bacterial funk, yeast, fruit, hint of floral, hint of hop, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with average carbonation level. Tastes of strong bacterial funk, yeast, fruit, hint of floral, hint of hop, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, complexity, body, and blend.

Dec 22, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

wow, this really is something different, all the way from australia, holding up really well. this is the first i have heard of these guys or seen their beer for sale, a really impressive offering this one is! pretty packaging too. the beer inside is light amber in color with a little haze to it and a tall off white head as thick as shaving cream and with outstanding retention. the wild yeast in here is brand new to me. sure it might be a mix of brett strains, but they are different than anything we see around here, majorly funky and wet, musty smelling, intriguing, not at all sour, with notes of hay and straw, pale wheat malt, and minerals. the flavor is entirely driven by these yeasts, a little belgian fruitiness to it, but it almost has like an orval yeast profile, funky and original, i love it, even though it lingers with me pretty long, i can still taste this on my tongue from last night. dry ad well carbonated, but super creamy feeling too, grain and barnyard together, some interesting floral australian hops there on the back end, not sure what the varietals are, new to me there too. this is beer of expert quality, i hope it starts coming around more regularly and that we see some other flavors too here in the states. i was pretty much blown away by this, and for seven bucks a bottle, i can absolutely rationalize buying this one again and again. absolutely loved this, highly recommended for those interested in fermentation driven beers!

Sep 07, 2016
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottle 6th Dec 2015, number 1935.

Very neat body color. A mix of bronze and brown, dark orange and yellow, each coming through the glass fairly clear depending the amount of light. Nice streams of single carbonation on the sides, keeping the head repopulated. Off white colored, slightly dark tinged head with two fingers, and a very creamy flat top. Spider like lacing in places. Nice looking brew.

Subtle complexity on the nose. Floral softness, touch of mild funk and some light soft sweet honey character to go with everything. Makes for a real nice combo and comes off complex but very inviting to explore for an aroma. Real nicely put together.

Palate goes for yeast power and punch which looses quite a bit of control on the aftertaste. Soft bodied malts in the mid palate with good and hot funk tones. Finishes with similar notes but also seems to get into accenting hop bitterness and also getting into steely and tinny flavors and a lingering metallic slightly aftertaste.

Got that kick of brett? It seems, but gets a little out of control on the finish.

Aug 17, 2016
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Chico1985 from Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

375ml with a bottled on date of 12-5-15, labeled as being 5% ABV.

A - Pour is dark orange/kinda copperish. A few fingers of white head to start, mostly-full cap and decent lace left at the finish.

S - This comes off to me as a pretty average Belgian pale, saison and tripel qualities. White grape, yeast, spice, grapefruit, actually quite a hoppy herbal presence, bread, apple, kinda caramelly even. Maybe just a teeny bit on the bretty fruits, but not much wildness here, even kinda feels like a malty/over-the-hill Belgian pale or something.

T - A bit more earthy brett funk coming through here to liven things up, but as an advertised wild ale this just feels lackluster. The base beer still overrides and doesn't come off as all that exciting in itself, but decent on the whole and more put together than the scent. Earthy grapefruit, farmy green grape, Belgian yeast and spice, with a toasted bread finish.

M - Pretty solid, good body for 5%, good medium-high carbonation is lively and well, even the decent hop kick works out alright. Just wish there was more funk/tartness/complexity.

O - Kinda just comes off as an okay saison with an okay brett addition. Not bad, but for a wild ale this feels like a bit of a letdown. I have their Wild Plum Ale in the queue, hope my high hopes for that one aren't shattered.

Mar 23, 2016
Tasmanian Wild Ale from The Two Metre Tall Company Pty Ltd
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 27 ratings