The Wild One | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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
Ratings:
488
Reviews:
93
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
251
Gots:
52
For Trade:
1
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4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rmalinowski4
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to decadence for the bottle in the I'm at 3floyds lif.

Pours a copper color with a small one finger head that recedes quickly. Leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smell is sour and slightly vinegar. Spot on for the style. Very inviting.

Taste is tart and vinegar. Excellent sour. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is medium to high. Very refreshing.

Overall, this is a winner. Very nice beer. Wish they made more of this. Thanks decadence.

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4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In looking back I now realize that my introduction to sour ales came much earlier than I previously thought, as I remember tasting the Wild One long before I had anything from Russian River or overseas and that was only because it was at Bell’s. So a note of appreciation, and a nod to this brief trip down memory lane.

This pours a burgundy color with thin to no foam remaining. There’s a tart, tart, tart aroma noticeable at first sniff. I pick up black cherries and maybe some sherry? The tartness is present at first sip as well, mouthpuckerinly so, mouthpuckeringly soured with more of the dark cherries and intense tartness that lasts through the finish. A wild one indeed. Fantastic.

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4.61/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at the Eccentric Cafe.

A- A medium brown with a small off white head that doesn't stick around. Good clarity.

S- Tart apple, slight vinegar, lemon, oak, vanilla, slight funk.

T- Similar to aroma nice medium-high level of sour, apple, lemon, light vinegar, vanilla, and funk.

F- Medium, a good easier to drink sour.

O- This is one of my favorite sours and Bell's beers. It has nice complex flavors and isn't rip your face off sour. I really enjoy the barrel character that comes out in this one, it really complements the sour.

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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured on draft this beer has no head and is a darker ruby amber with a clear body. Smell of cherry, wine, grapefuirt, citrus, oak, vanilla, and dried fruit. Taste is tart with a citrus cherry flavor. It had a crisp full mouth feel with a moderate body.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had at the Pig & Fiddle on tap
L: Hazy garnet brown under a thin off-white foam collar. S: Fruit, cherry, tart, malt.
T: Tart cheryish fruit, a little green apple, lemony, malt in the back ground but the fruit flavors rule
F: Medium body and medium carbonation
O: A refreshing well made wild ale.

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4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had while at Brewvival! Served from tap into a sampler Brewvival imperial pint. Poured dark brown with a one finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained good lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, funk, and hints of fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, funk, and dark fruits. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was an excellent brew. I found myself going back quite a few times to sample this one. I was really looking forward to trying this one as it was a Bell's Wild Ale I haven't had before and it seemed like it would be a nice brew. My thoughts were right. The flavor and aroma on this one were quite nice and kept me craving more. The keg finally kicked and that was the only reason I stopped sampling it. A definite must try without doubt!

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The Wild One from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.09 out of 5 based on 488 ratings.
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