Chad, King Of The Wild Yeasts
Amager Bryghus

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Wild Ale
3.95 | pDev: 7.34%
Amager Bryghus
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Notes: Collaboration with Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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Gajo74 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw orange color with a big frothy head that displays good retention.
Aromas of light earthy and rustic funk, also floral. Some sweetness emanates from aromas of bready malts and honey. Zesty citrus peel and light sour aromas round things out.
The palate is very dry and peppery, well attenuated all around. It is very Saison like and has lots of complexity. Flavors of citrus peel, lemon like tartness, grassy hops, earthy bitterness, and bready malts. As the flavors open up, the rustic and funky flavors, notes of brett, become more pronounced, complimented by fruity undertones of pear and peach.
Medium bodied, crisp and with a moderate carbonation. The finish is extremely dry with a lightly tart linger.
This was a very finely crafted Saison/Wild Ale with a host of complex flavors. Really glad I had this one.

Jan 07, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revisited 8/22/19

A-Pours a light clear golden color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma had pleasant wildflower and thyme hints
T-The taste follows the nose with wildflower and thyme flavors and sourness notes
M-A light bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A good summer beer

Sep 02, 2018
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teromous from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't see a bottle date or import date listed.

Appearance: It has a very large, fluffy, billowy white head. The body is cloudy and a pale gold straw color. Be careful when pouring this beer because it can give a massive head if not poured slowly.

Aroma: It has a classic sweaty, funky aroma which is very strong. It also has a bit of a wildflower scent in the background. As the head dies that flowery scent becomes more prominent.

Taste: Up front it there is this mix of fresh herbs like bay leaf and bit of thyme, then a touch of peppercorn. It has just a light bit of woody character towards the end but it is very faint. The flavors in this beer are very mellow.

Mouthfeel: Very dry and airy. It has a light-to-moderate bitterness that comes off as a bit herbal. It is easy to drink but that herbal character and bitterness causes some pause while drinking it.

Overall: After a while the beer reminded me a bit of rosemary bread. It is tasty and herbal. It is easy to consume but the presence of that herbal character slows you down a bit. It's a very tasty beer that I would drink again and I would recommend.

Apr 15, 2018
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I just bought and drank Chad King of the Wild Yeasts Farmhouse Pale Ale, from Amager Bryghus in Copenhagen, ABV 5.00%, IBU 41.

Look: semi-clear yellow light golden with a very thick fluffy white head. It is very foamy, a real gusher.

Aroma: citrus, banana, yeast, some brett funkiness

Taste: The flavor is yeast, biscuit, orange, and orange peels, banana, some grapefruity hoppiness, and lots of brett funkiness. It might be too much brett for some, but I like this.

Feel: light to medium body

Feb 12, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque straw yellow with three fingers of white head. Head foams up quick and easy, with good retention and lacing. Aroma gives a lively bite of lactic sour, strawberries, lemon zest, and herbal and resin hops. Flavor profile is lemon zest, strawberries, and melon with a touch of resin and herbal hops in the back. It has a slight lactic sour bite. Mouth feel is fizzy and effervescent with a medium thickness. Overall, a tasty sour pale ale that displays hops and sour in an equal manner.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16.9oz bottle.

Dec 21, 2017
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josanguapo from Spain

4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Cervezalandia. In Teku glass. Watching Stranger Things 1x01-02. Tart, with citric notes and a zesty bitterness. Although the tartness isnt low, it provides a general sensation of balance. Avg 3.74

17 Feb 2019. Nueva etiqueta. De Hopt. En copa Teku. En almuerzo, con carne en caldereta + ensaladilla de gambas. Brett perfectamente integrado en una buena base de apa citrica. Muy fresca, refrescante, aromatica y bebible

Oct 07, 2017
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bark from Sweden

3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I don’t really know why, but at the time I bought this one, I decided to store it for some time. It might have been the brett…

The colour is pale gold, the liquid is clear. The two finger head is white and compact. It sinks down to a thin lid leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell got distinct brett-introduced flavours, it reminds a lot of Orval. Stable, wet hay, caramel, nail polish and mixed oriental spices. Yet, it is quite clean.

Brett-introduced flavours dominates the taste, too: Horses, stable, dried orange peel, oriental spices, meadow flowers, allspice, cardamom and cloves. Growing spicy bitterness. Hints of plastic and hot wax. Medium body. The aftertaste is smooth with sandal wood, allspice, lemon juice, banana peel and a touch of liquorice. Hay, spices and stable in the long finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the few mid-sized bubbles are fresh and long-lived. The liquid is mid-smooth.

A very interesting beer, surprisingly similar to Orval.

Best before: 01/2017 (batch 1232)

May 29, 2017
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big three finger white head that slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A funky and zesty Belgian style aroma with a scent of brett, spices, and fruit. Belgian yeast with a scent of peppers, clove, and coriander. Big scent of brett funk. Fruit hints of lemon zest, orange peel, mango, pineapple, green apple, pear, and banana. Malt scent of wheat, grains, and cracker with some honey sweetness. Also some hints of grass and leather. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a funky and zesty Belgian style sour taste with notes of brett, spices, and fruit. Belgian yeast with notes of clove, pepper, and coriander. Big funky and tart taste of brett. Fruit notes of orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, green apple, banana, and pear. Bready malt notes of wheat, cereal grains, and cracker with some honey sweetness. Earthy hop notes of grass. Also some leather notes. A very good complex taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Crisp, tart, and juicy with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good twist on a Belgian style Pale Ale. Good mix of brett, fruit, and spice flavors.

Dec 04, 2016
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buschbeer from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PT .9 FL OZ bottle
Served in a beer flute

This beer pours pale yellow with a slight haze. It is topped with half a glass of lively, white head that disappears quickly leaving very little lacing.

The smell is lemony and funky, baby. It definitely has a dank basement aroma.

The taste beings slightly tart with lemon flavor. Then it brings the funk. It tastes like the basement in an old farmhouse that I used to live in. It tastes dank and mildewy but in a good way.

Medium mouthfeel and not as effervescent as I thought it would be.

I like it. It tastes like a really (basement) dank saison. It reminds me of Jolly Pumpkin which is one of my favorite breweries. I am just glad I like it since I bought five bottles since my name is Chad. I can't wait to see what this does with some age on it.

Oct 07, 2016
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drpimento from Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aroma is excellent with really fresh hops, grapefruit, and some sour. Flavor's like nose, with tart coming out strong, though not overdone and hops falling back, hint of sweet. Very foamy while pouring but oddly just right carbonation in the mouth. Plenty of yeast character in a good way. Super finish.

Sep 03, 2016
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OmahaKF from Nebraska

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smell is huge barnyard funk, lemon peel, and spiciness. Taste is floral (lavender-like), bit of biscuit, citrus, and with a somewhat dry finish. It's a lot like the Hop Savant series but with more maltiness and less balanced bitterness.

Aug 20, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Served in a snifter glass. Light lemon yellow body, lightly cloudy with a one finger white head, fair retention, not much lacing. Smells of farmhouse funk, light leather, grainy cereal, citrus and tropical fruit, a bit of astringency. Light tartness, nothing too over the top. Flavour is similar; cereal grain, citrus hop aromas, leather, light lemon, mild tartness but not an overly tart beer; light farmhouse funk. Smells essentially as a hoppy brett saison would. Nice complexity, although a light metallic astringency does bring the mark down a little. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, crisp and refreshing, good carbonation, lightly astringent on the finish.

Aug 11, 2016
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A 500ml bottle, batch no. 1102, best before July 2016 and poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: It poured a hazy pale straw yellow colour with a one finger fluffy white head that dissipates to a thin frothy layer and leaves nice lacing.

Aroma: Strong barnyard funky, brett, sweat and hay with lots of fruit, mango, lemon, pear, pineapple, orange, passion fruit and tartness.

Taste: Like the aroma, lots of fruit with lemon, lime, orange pith and grapefruit. Some graininess and bread, hay, grass, floral and funky. Also a hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: I preferred the aroma over the taste but still a nice funky, bretty ale.

Jun 09, 2016
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superspak from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, orange peel, peppercorn, pine, hay, straw, musty funk, light cracker/bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and light pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, orange peel, peppercorn, pine, hay, straw, musty funk, light cracker/bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus peel bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, orange peel, peppercorn, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and light pale malt flavors; with a great bitter/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Very dry finish from carbonation and bitter/spiciness. High carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent hoppy Brett saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and light pale malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

May 19, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Teeming with deep earthen quality, bright fruit and yeast spices, there's no shortage in talent when the Amager and Crooked Stave teams pool their resources. Belgian pale ale meets the funk and fauna of the farmhouse when their King of the Wild Yeast, Chad comes to town.

Chad pour with the turbulent gusto of champagne. A hazy pale golden color steams a heady bubbly austere with an arid honeycomb of froth. A strong pungency wafts into the nose with dried leathery citrus, saddle leather, sea brine and weathered wood. Its supple sweetness is short with the taste of light bread and soft powdered sugar that dissolves easily on the front of the tongue.

Retreating sweetness leaves way for the wonderfully complex balance of fruit and spice to unfold on the middle palate. Orange, lemon and lime all seem of the old, musty, leathery types while the spiciness carry the zip of fresh-cracked peppercorn, white pepper, faint cumin and then the grassy spiciness of hops that bring their own dry hay bite to close. All the while, there's mineral crispness that has a light saline character for the resemblance of musty margarita.

Light in body, the beer's light and residual bready texture is given a bold lift by the streaming carbonation that calderns from below. Bringing its own carbonic bite, the ale has a seltzer-like effect on the tongue as the finish brings a digestible dryness and a follow through of an earthen peppery spiciness as its lasting taste.

Apr 04, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

another really cool and memorable beer from amager, these guys can do no wrong right now. this is seemingly a real simple with beer, driven by brett rather than bacteria, but it has a lot of unique features, and i really liked it a lot overall. for one, its super light. the color is strange here, orangey, but a shade i have no seen before, almost grayish too, coppery but lighter, like melted down pennies or something. the head is a half inch high and pure white, good retention. it smells funky, but approachable too. no acidity is detectable here at all, just a musty farmy thing, a little grassy hops, and citrus peel bitterness as well. the flavor is awesome too, delicate for the style, with a unique brett strain obviously working here, not sure what it is, but its unfamiliar. it works really well to dry this out, its crackling dry in the finish, making it real refreshing and drinkable, especially at this low abv, but the funk flavor is impressive. its not like wet animal or anything, way cleaner than that, like sour grapes or something, with a hay and floral character too. incredibly delicate overall, saison elements to the yeast as well. overall a delicious and real easy going beer, glad this one came around, there really isnt anything else like it. while i dont think its worth the price, i liked it a lot.

Mar 26, 2016
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craftbeersweden from Sweden

3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle. 5% ABV. Batch 1232. Best before: January 2017.

I like Amagers "best before" printing on the bottle. It just tell you what month is the "best before" date. A lot of brewery's tells you a specific day, like "Best before January 12 - 2017" - How the ¤#¤%!! can they determine that...

The beer pours light yellow and a little bit hazy with a two finger high, off-white, head. A lot of lacing on the glass.

A great nose! Citrus, orange, lemon, lime, grass, soil and brett.
Taste: Fresh, dry, sparkling, refreshing taste of lemon, lime, grass, herbs, spices and honey.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. High carbonation. Dry bitter ending.

Mar 08, 2016
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woomThomas from Sweden

3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

When pouring the beer becomes where a good sized fine white foam crown. The foam has medium and small bubbles is quite easy. The foam leaving rings in the glass mens drinking it. The beer has a hazy pale yellow color that turns into a little gold. What strikes one first is all the lovely fruit tones, you get a tropical feeling at first scent. A spicy aroma where you can easily find passion fruit. It also smells of orange, lemon, grapefruit little honey and herbs. The fruity flavor of orange, grapefruit passion fruit. The sweetness of little pineapple, caramel, honey with spices, a little pepper. Find some grass, pine and has a distinct bitterness. A little small dry, and I think it does not quite live up to its fragrance taste. Otherwise, good balance and the right amount of carbonation.

Mar 05, 2016
Chad, King Of The Wild Yeasts from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 68 ratings