The Wild One | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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4.15/5
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514 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,790
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
514
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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248
Gots:
53
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Ratings: 514 |  Reviews: 96
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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Photo of acbe
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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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
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

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

Bottle shared at Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Tasting 2016. Clear amber pour with no head. Notes of cherries, oak, vanilla, wild funk. Medium body, light carbonation and a tart finish.

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

Photo of Josholson666
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of strohme2
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy reddish brown with a thin off white head.

S - Aroma is vinegar, oak and tart cherries.

T - The taste follows the aroma with tart cherries, oak and some lactic acidity in the finish.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Very solid and well made wild ale. Awesome blend of juicy and tart flavors.

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Photo of Desimoaj
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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The Wild One from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 514 ratings