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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
Ranking:
#1,731
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
504
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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249
Gots:
52
Trade:
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Ratings: 504 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of mcallister
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reddish copper colored with a little head of white and hints of lace. The lack of head would be a culprit of the pour I would guess.

Tea, candy sugar, berry aromas, cherry, sweet tart and hints of red licorice. Brett?

Full of cherry in the mouth. Highly carbonated and drinkable. Sour, tart, and juicy. Very lively acidity and refreshing sour cherry with a side of brett. Vibrant and drinkable.

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Photo of gordavidson
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- The beer was a deep red, almost brown and pretty murky looking. The head was very small and white with no real retention.

S- A little sour and funky with hints of apple cider. The maltiness shows a little bit as well in the background.

T- Wow this is tart. This is definitely a naturally fermented beer. Lots of apple flavors blend well with the malt backing. Even with as sour as it is, a Bell's-ness flavor shines through.

M- Very tart and crisp. Leaves a very clean, mouthwatering feel to my mouth.

D- I was very happy to see this beer at the Eccentric Cafe and it was something nice for a change. Nice job Bell's.

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Photo of BMoney575
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 4-26-08
On-tap at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

A cool dark and cloudy brown in the glass, with no real head, and thin lacing.

Smell is very Belgian, in a natural fermentation way.

Taste is mouth-puckeringly tart, with lots of Belgian and sour flavors. A subtle malt makes up the backbone, but the tartness overwhelms everything.

Mouthfeel is very good, the carbonation and tartness work well together.

Drinkability is good, if you like super sour.

Overall, this is a great beer that Bell's should bottle. It is a style completely dominated by Jolly Pumpkin, and a little competition is good for business.

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Photo of hoppymeal
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the eccentric cafe, described only as 'spontaneously fermented.' Pours dark amber and mahogany in color with a small cream head that fades quickly. Aroma is tart lemons with sugar on them, also a more earthy tartness, like peeling a green apple. When agitated, aromas of yeasty breadiness, malt sugars and alcohol are evident as well. Taste is white wine and a vinegary tartness, green apple skins and a hint of breadiness are present in the finish and into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, a little carbonation hits on the tongue up front then becomes slick before a puckering tartness and nice dry finish. Refreshing beer, fairly tart (more tart than sour) and the drying finish makes you come back for more. The sweeteness in the aroma is in the background but is a nice balance in the aroma.

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The Wild One from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 504 ratings
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