Wild Trillium | Trillium Brewing Company

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Wild TrilliumWild Trillium

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
For this wild offering, we rack our flagship farmhouse ale, Trillium, to age in neutral oak casks with a house Bug Blend of yeasts. Appearance is bright yellow-golden with light, gentle carbonation. Moderately funky and slightly tart, but not sour, Wild Trillium expresses subtle tannic structure with delicate notes of light citrus, pepper, and hay. Mouthfeel is soft and the finish is dry, crisp and tannic.

MALT: Pilsner, Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: US Goldings, Columbus

Added by JCTetreault on 03-19-2014

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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 10
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Photo of Cannabanoid
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am not a huge fan of the base saison to begin with. This is considerably better. It has an aggressive white wine alcohol pressence. The oak shines through. Not too much overall complexity. The brett developed nicely but I really didn't get many sour notes. Overall, not bad. I guess I expected more.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayWhitson
4.87/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

best sour I've had and don't particularly like them but can see the obsession

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Photo of richj1970
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 375 ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy pale lemon yellow with two finger frothy white head that settles fairly rapidly to a ring around the edge. A little lacing, but not significant.

S: Lemon, white grapes, and yeast esters. A bit of a grassy funk and maybe a hint of oak.

T: Wow. From the first sip, this really surprised me. There is a nice peppery bite combined with some slight citrus and funky yeast. Reminds me a bit of a very nice white wine. Getting a little pineapple and subtle oak flavor at the end.

M: Medium body and lightly carbonation for the style. Finish is crisp and a little dry.

O: An amazing saison / wild ale. This drinks more like a traditional saison than a wild ale so it's definitely more in my wheelhouse. I wish I had been able to get more bottles while

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Photo of Kmlund
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vicirus
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a slightly hazy, yellowish-orange hue with a one finger egg white foam head that slowly dissipates. It smells of cracked pepper, light horse blanket funk, wet dog, unripened pineapple, and aging hay bales. The taste is at first of that unripened pineapple and green papaya, followed by a light pepperyness and cardoman, finishing with mild barnyard, horse blanket funk and buttered popcorn. After a few sips you get a slight tartness and then a quite bitter taste that lingers on the tongue. I'm also getting some of the farmhouse yeast that is so distinct in the regular Trillium. The beer is light, with some lacto creaminess and a very dry quality.

Overall I enjoyed this beer a lot and waiting in line for my two bottles was well worth it. I only wish I had procured a few more as I believe time will do wonders for this beer. I'd suggest drinking one now and laying the other down for at least a year to compare. Currently it is somewhat subdued but the funkiness and complexity should build with age. I'm a huge fan of Trillium's wild/sour beers, and this one did not disappoint!

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of trevorpost
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nataku00
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mike
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.04/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of afi4lifer
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice white and foamy head that dissipates moderately quickly but leaves quite a bit of lacing behind. The beer itself is a clear copper and has interesting metallic sheen. The beer smell is funky but not too funky. The tart smell is the central note that all of the other notes circle around. Besides the funk, the beer has very strong notes of vanilla and a little bit of oak that takes some of the vanilla edge off. The hops give off a light lemon and earthy note but are hard to detect. Rye notes are there as well. The taste is surprisingly different from the smell. The funk is not as prominent and much weaker than the smell. Technically, the rye and oak notes are stronger. There also appear to be chamomile notes as well. The mouthfeel is interesting. The carbonation is light with a very silky feel to the beer. Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting if you can. The notes mix very well and the difference between the smell and taste is interesting.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of masterofsparks
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Boston_Steve
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Ken_P
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outoffocus
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Wild Trillium from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81.8% out of 100 with 66 ratings
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