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Wild Ale
Ranked #706
Ranked #9,217
4.04 | pDev: 9.41%
May 20, 2021
Aug 11, 2011
Notes: Sour Ale w/ Plums
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2.96/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Sigmund from Norway

375 ml green bottle, vintage 2010, from Vinmonopolet Vika. ABV is 6.2%. Hazy orange to brown colour, very low off-white head. Strong sourish & sweetish aroma with notes of plums, wine vinegar and peaches, also hints of horse stable, oak and farmhouse kitchen. Sweet & sour flavour, notes of peaches, vinegar and oak again. Minimal bitterness, dry finish. Not really my cup of tea.

May 20, 2021
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3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by JudgeRoughneck from Louisiana

Sampled on cask at Moder Lambic in Brussels

AROMA - smells strongly like Luden's cough drops- in a good way, sugary swet with hibiscus and black pepper notes

APP - deep cherry amber with low pink-tinged head

FLAVOR - much like aroma, really reminds me of Luden's cough drops, soft sourness, kinda one-dimensional.

Jul 17, 2020
3.88 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Dec 15, 2019
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DJ-Hophead from England

375 ml bottle, Moor Brewery, Bristol - Pours cloudy red plum with a minimal white foamy head which quickly dissipates. Medium/low carbonation. Aroma - Tart - ripe orchard fruits, more peachy than plum, vinous notes. Taste - Tart forefront - sour peaches/plums, vinous notes, oaky/wood feel, light sour finish. Nice fruit sour.

Oct 08, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by zonker17 from Texas

Draft pour to snifter, pale purple color, minimal head and lacing. Nose is candy-like fruit plum, hints of dank. Taste follows the nose, pleasant funkiness, plum, tart but contained. Dry and average carbonation.

Sep 29, 2018
4.5 by kwjd from Canada (ON) on Aug 31, 2018
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jul 19, 2018
4.32 by smithj4 from New York on Jul 08, 2018
Photo of Phineasco
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Phineasco from Massachusetts

The beer pours a mahogany brown with a thin white head that recedes immediately. It is under carbonated. The beer smells of plum skins, apricots, leather, and oak. It is s tart, with plum skins, dark cherries, leather, and oak. The feel is light. A decent sour, but needs more carbonation.

Jun 28, 2018
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3.32/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

Sparkling, fizzy head, petering out to nothing in half a minute. Body is deep amber, not quite clear, looking flat.
Plums and blueberry aroma, pie crust, mild.
Sour fruit flavours, wouldn't say strongly of plum, maybe some cherry, apple. Sweeter at first and increasingly tart through the finish, which is long and dry. Bitterness like you sucked on a peach pit. Under-carbonated, it's almost flat, but with just enough fizz and a good body that it's still enjoyable.

I'd say I got a bad bottle, but other reviews remark on low carbonation as well. Depth of flavour isn't what I'd hoped for, nor is there a distinct plum flavour. It's ok, but not worth spending the big bucks required to have it in Canada.

May 27, 2018
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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a clear reddish color ale with a medium size foamy head with limited retention and not much lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some cherry and oak notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix of tart notes with some cherry notes, some oak and subtle residual sugar notes with some hints of acidity. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable Flanders red style with just enough depth.

May 10, 2018
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Mar 02, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bluecrow from New York

-clear ruby-amber tap pour with minimal effervescence. The aroma is vinous with sour fruit notes. The flavor is of sour apple, grape and some stone fruit with oak notes. The acid-bitterness is moderate. The body is thin

Nov 14, 2017
4.14 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2017
3.91 by jaydoc from Kansas on Nov 08, 2017
4.01 by vfgccp from New York on Aug 26, 2017
3.92 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Aug 12, 2017
4.51 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Jul 15, 2017
3.65 by lambiclove from California on Jan 02, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GRG1313 from California

2011 bottling. This is a remarkably under rated beer in my opinion, although perhaps this site should have it broken down in vintages as are designated on the bottles. Pours a crimson read with little head and a real Italian cookie flavor concentrated cherry nose and flavor profile. The body is medium and perfectly balanced. This is a sweet yet complex and layered beer the likes of which one may not ever have tasted. It is delicious all around.

Sep 28, 2016
3.78 by DispyDnb from England on Jul 29, 2016
4.34 by SomethingClever from Ohio on Jul 02, 2016
4 by Epicfail97081 from Oregon on Jun 26, 2016
3.65 by JKitchen23 from Kentucky on Jun 20, 2016
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by tempest from New York

Ordered on the bartender's recommendation at Bir & Fud in Rome. A relatively clean sour, with a balance of sweet caramel malt and the acidic plum. Overall, well made but not as deep or complex as a great sour.

May 14, 2016
4 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Apr 13, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mitchellrhen from Colorado

Appearance: Deep rusty/copper color, almost exactly like a slightly over ripe plum.
Aroma: Plum and Leather
Body: Light bodied, low carbonation
Flavor: Plum and berries followed by tart sourness and some musky wine cellar.
Overall: Unique, different, has its own character about it that I haven't found in too many sours. Brett can be a bit strong, but temperature will have a profound impact on how you perceive it. I certainly am a fan of the plums, so given the opportunity I would buy again.

Feb 17, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Hazy plum color with off-white that goes away completely. Aroma has intense fruits. Plums, fermenting apples, apricots along with a musty cellar note. Taste follows with fermented fruits, mustiness, hay, barnyard funk. Body is on the light side, very dry with low carbonation. Really rustic sour ale with intense natural fruit character.

Feb 14, 2016
4.45 by olafphysics from Minnesota on Jan 20, 2016
4.09 by agreenman19 from Connecticut on Jan 14, 2016
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Dec 20, 2015
3.89 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Nov 14, 2015
4.25 by Domvan from Texas on Oct 26, 2015
4.5 by SFCraft from California on Oct 13, 2015
4.12 by taospowder from New Mexico on Oct 12, 2015
4 by dleiner from New York on Aug 31, 2015
4.31 by NateF90 from Connecticut on Aug 29, 2015
4.26 by Farnswurth from Illinois on Aug 13, 2015
4.27 by Wolverine48092 from Michigan on Aug 01, 2015
4.09 by Elimav from Florida on Jul 20, 2015
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