The Wild One | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of brown ale and wheat wort aged in oak wine barrels. Beer is tart with subtle Brett notes.

Added by hoppymeal on 12-08-2007

BEER STATS
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#1,912
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
520
pDev:
10.12%
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Ratings: 520 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of robotic_being
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

ive had the raspberry edition before, but its hard to believe this base beer isnt fruited, its got so much tart berry character, i still taste the raspberries i think, maybe just the red wine barrels its aged in, lots of fruitiness here, tangy and somewhat acidic, a little red in color, must be from the barrels, oaky and bretty and really funky, not super clean, some cheesiness and weirdness to it, but its really agreeable and i think this is quite favorably complex. lots of body, super wheaty and sturdy, but i think the grain weight serves to make this last a little longer, prolonging, tannic from the red wine and oak, smooth though too, and with pretty robust acidity at times, more of a farmhouse saison yeast vibe at others, and it evolves and warms nicely. a little much on a big hangover, the vinegar side of this is a lot, flanders-esque for a second, but thats more on me than them of course. enjoyable brew, notes of cranberry and cherry and raspberry, relatively complex, and just really solid. i think the raspberry edition is a more complete brew, but this is very good as it is too. makes me want a blackberry and a currant edition...

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Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at share. Amber with some reddish tinge, small airy head. Big berry aroma, with hints of the brett coming through, some funk, some tartness. Tartness moves up front in the taste, with the raspberry coming in next, tart and dry.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a snifter from draught at Firkin on January 25, 2018. A blend of brown ale and wheat wort aged in oak wine barrels. Smell and taste is fruit and Brett notes. Feel is tart.

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4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheeWarPig
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AngEo
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HardyA
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsucks
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weimerainerandapointer
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sour cherry, oak, grape rind, apple cider vinegar on the nose, dry but effervescent on the tounge, balanced sour and slightly sweet tart finish, suprising recall and subtle ambiguities boost drinkability.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LostHighway
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Having this on-tap at Tremont Tap House at their annual Bell's Ruins Cleveland Beer Week tap take over event. This beer is a clear, light to medium amber color with a slightly tan/off-white head when first served. Settles to nothing after awhile. No lacing, no trace of foam, etc. Aromas of tart, sour funk notes along with oak and vanilla. The taste is pretty much the same, with a nice sharp tart and sour, barnyard funk flavor that gives way to nice vanilla and oak flavors that give a nice balance here. Has a fairly crisp yet smooth and also slightly prickly medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean and dry finish and aftertaste, and the oak and vanilla really linger on the palate. A really nice take in this style.

Eric

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Wild One from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 520 ratings