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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Ratings: 488 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of SDRedDevil
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CA-J27
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious cherry, raspberry notes that end in subtle oak and Pinot noir-esque. Solid Flanders style sour. Begins slightly sweet and ends w mouth puckering tart

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Photo of CNP
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark orange, fruity smell. Tastes fine, not a good fan.

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Photo of EuphonicHops
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kguard
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beestin
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edhizdeid
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vancean2
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dandiprat2015
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlockman
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

serious funk that wasn't mitigated by the barrel aging

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Photo of grover37
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drew88
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bajo
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RedDon
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Finally we meet. I've been waiting to try this for years.

A dark reddish brown with a tab head that falls off leaving no lacing, this looks decent. The nose is dominated by fruity red wine vinegar, yogurt lactic acid, a little oak and minimal funk. Juicy, tart and refreshing, this is decent. The palate opens with a blend of yogurty, frothy lactic acid, red wine fruitiness, red wine vinegar and sine bready flavor. Mild toast on the mid palate though the sourness dominates it. Sourness is actually quite reserved. Drying, tart on the finish, the funk it's really minimal on this beer. Solid, though it didn't live up to my arguably high expectations.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fargrow
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masterofsparks
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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