The Savage | Societe Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel-Aged Feral Dark Ale with Cherries

Added by Schmaltzy on 11-08-2013

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MickeyHops
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frekky
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
3.44/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Date: 11/4/16
Palate Contaminants: none

The color is brown, yet red. There's a small amount of head, and virtually no lacing. It is pretty clear, too.

Smell ain't much. Cherry is indeed the main scent, but it's sour (not in a good way) and tinny. Medicinal.

The taste has tons of oak up front. There's not as much sweetness as expected, and the connection to cherries is tenuous. For that matter, I just don't get a lot of that fruit, and I have to really search for it. The only other taste that really stands out is woodsy grain, something along the lines of barley.

A swish brings out plenty of carbonation, but it's not prickly. I think the aftertaste has what the taste should be, which is something close to those chocolate-covered cherries.

Bottling date is a year ago, and purchase date is six months ago, so maybe that's not ideal, but I've had so many ostensibly similar brews that hold up better.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When visiting Societe, I wanted to get a bottle to go. Not sure what to choice between The Savage and another Feral Ale w/craneberry, the employee recommended the Savage. Thank you! What a balanced beer! It poured a nice mahogany, with a lite head. Amazing balance between the saison sour, base ale, and sweet cherries. Smooth and refreshing. I don't buy wild ale's often, but I would buy this again.

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Photo of Pecan
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of jdelenikos89
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep ruby to mahogany with an initial fizz then a tiny off white string of bubbles linger around the edge of the glass. Intense sour aroma that makes the salivary glands flow before a sip, along with cherries and the faintest hint of oak. Flavor is incredibly balanced of sweet and sour cherries, a touch of baryard saison like funk, and a mild oak barrel ending. Feel is almost velvety smooth after the initial spritz of carbonation, tart but much less than expected, and incredibly easy to drink. Overall, this was a very impressive beer, and I absolutely get the bloodlust! Cheers!

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Savage from Societe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 10 ratings