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The Wild One | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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4.15/5
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501 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:
#1,712
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
501
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
52
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 501 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robdiesel21
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a reddish color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of brown sugar, oak and tart notes is pretty interesting. Taste is a mix of brown sugar, some tart notes with plenty of oak and cherry notes with limited acidity. Body is about average with good carbonation. Solid Flanders Red from a brewery that is not necessarily known for these style of beers.

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

Red and brown flanders bruin and red like appearance. A little more bright though, good clarity. Aroma was delivering on the tart cherries.

Taste was good and tart wit the cherry, earthy malt/wheat. You can get the brett in the mouthfeel, probably contributes to the drying notes. A worthy beer.

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Photo of jmiah22
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bonis
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jscheuf
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of porterpotty33
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed the subtle Brett notes

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Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LehighAce06
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

A: Cherry and vinous aroma, slightly tart mixed with some grains. The beer finishes with some brett funk.

A: Deep amber color, pretty hazy with a thin off-white head.

T: Tart cherry, sour malt, some wood, some what acidic on the finish.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. As the beer warms there is a slight booziness and mild acidity on par with a glass of wine.

O: Pleasant; this beer has a strong vinous aroma and flavor that comes together pretty well.

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Photo of rcjennings
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Wild One from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 501 ratings
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