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Wild Ale
Ranked #831
Ranked #17,111
3.87 | pDev: 6.2%
Apr 14, 2022
Aug 16, 2016
Very Good
Notes: A fruity, tart and elegant ale with brettanomyces yeast. Loads of raspberries and rhubarb are added during the secondary fermentation.
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3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6%. Hazy pink to red colour, small off-white head. Aroma of rhubarb and sour raspberries, a hint of vanilla. The flavour is not as sour as expected, more fresh and fruity, with notes of rhubarb and raspberries. Fairly distinct bittering hops in the finish.

Apr 14, 2022
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Had this Christmas 2018. Pours an amber color with that hue of pink running through it. Thin white light pinkish head settles in a thin way around 1/4". Aroma hits the raspberry and rhubarb notes, story checks out. Didn't think there was discernable brett to the nose.

Taste brings along a ratio of like 90% raspberry and 10% rhubarb in terms of the fruit intensity/proportion. Not as dry as a mouth feel as I expected. The brett note was discernable taste wise, and may have elevated the amount of raspberry I was getting relative to the rhubarb. It was below average sourness and acidity compared to your average American wild ale. Carbonation seemed fine.

The thing that stands out for me, is that this is a relatively malty wild ale. Wondering if they went with an amber ale base. I also didn't get any wood notes (because this might not ever see wood, who knows). Its nice enough to check out once, but given the cost after importation, I think there are better substitute goods out there, albeit none with both raspberry and rhubarb that I'm aware with. Decently unique, but not going to change the world.

Feb 19, 2021
3.75 by Griffith from Connecticut on Jul 13, 2019
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Cloudy orange color with yeast sediment floating around. Smells like vanilla pudding with forest berries on top. There is some yeast funk but it's not too intense. Taste has some fermented fruit notes, tart but not very acidic with some bitter fruit seed flavor on the finish. Light body, medium carbonation, dry finish. Quite nice and really easy drinking.

Feb 21, 2019
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3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 330ml bottle, bottled in August 2016, and a best before date of 16th August 2021. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.

Appearance: A hazy reddish orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention but left no lacing.

Aroma: Tart, mixed berries especially raspberry, and light leathery brett.

Taste: Lightly sour, touches of rhubarb and raspberry with a minerally, leathery, funky finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Given the nice strong fruity aromas, I was surprised at how weak the fruit was showing in the taste. It just felt like it was missing a little something.

Dec 25, 2017
3.5 by fosters9 from New York on Oct 30, 2017
4.22 by jenthebeat from California on Aug 31, 2017
4.1 by dougbreathe from France on Apr 30, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish red in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left some lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of funk are present in the nose—these are more like the funkiness that you get from a gueuze, not from brettanomyces.
T: The taste has sour flavors of rhubarb with notes of funk and hints of raspberries. No sweetness from the fruit is perceptible; the rhubaracb contributes some bitterness. Faint bits of crackers are present in the nose.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting sour beer that does a good job at balancing the fruit with the funk.

Serving type: bottle

Mar 19, 2017
3.79 by smithj4 from New York on Mar 19, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/4/2016. Pours hazy golden orange/light pink color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head with poor retention, that reduces to a nothing fairly quickly. Minimal lacing and a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of lightly tart rhubarb, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, pear, apple, white grape, melon, pepper, hay, straw, light funk, wheat, biscuit dough, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, raspberry/rhubarb, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lightly tart/tangy rhubarb, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, pear, apple, white grape, melon, pepper, hay, straw, light funk, wheat, biscuit dough, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/tangy tartness and light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of rhubarb, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, pear, apple, white grape, melon, pepper, hay, straw, wheat, biscuit dough, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, raspberry/rhubarb, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tartness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/bready/grainy, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a very nice fruited Brett wild ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, raspberry/rhubarb, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. More malty than I expected, but still had great balance of the fruit and Brett flavors. A very enjoyable offering.

Feb 18, 2017
3.83 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Feb 03, 2017
4 by mush from Illinois on Jan 29, 2017
4.25 by krome from Illinois on Jan 06, 2017
Photo of bark
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by bark from Sweden

The liquid is clear; the colour pink-red-orange. The low white head disappears immediately.

The smell is tart with some raspberries and lots of ripe rhubarb. Hints of stable and wet leather.

The taste is dry and tart with some metallic bitterness. Green rhubarb and some perfume-fruit notes. Light body. The aftertaste is short and light with unripe raspberries and a touch of dough. Lemon acid in the finish.

Strong carbonation; lots of mid-sized short-lived bubbles. The liquid is light.

No sign of alcohol at all, surprisingly light for the strength. A slight disappointment after the fantastic 2.2% Picnic Sour Ale that shares the rhubarb.

Oct 31, 2016
4.33 by CSO from Illinois on Oct 28, 2016
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Oct 07, 2016
3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas on Oct 05, 2016
4.02 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Oct 05, 2016
3.74 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Sep 16, 2016
4.1 by JamFuel from Sweden on Aug 16, 2016
Rhuboise from Brekeriet
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 21 ratings