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Iduna Cru | The Wild Beer Co.

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Iduna CruIduna Cru

Brewed by:
The Wild Beer Co.
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 01-13-2014

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A: The beer is crystal clear light golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of funky yeast are present in the nose along with hints of apples.
T: Like the smell, the taste starts out with some funky flavors from the yeast and then transitions to flavors of dry white wine and apples.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather dry on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite bubbly and almost seems like a hybrid between a champagne and a saison. It definitely has some interesting properties and is quite drinkable considering its strength because it hides its alcohol very well.

Serving type: bottle

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A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains Belgian yeast, caramelized malts, some fruit, some alcohol and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with some mildly sweet flavors of caramel, fruit and some spice. Then some breadiness comes in from wild Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. Some tartness comes into the after-taste.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty with good complexity, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Nice and bubbly, thick creamy head. Smells a little funky, with the usual Belgian-style clove and banana scent. Has the banana and clove flavors too, and the apple is also apparent, but I'd say less once it warms up a bit. Has a tiny bite to it, and a little bitterness that shows up late mostly.My first beer from theses guys. I'd definitely like to try more based on this.

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I had purchased this bottle at Hunger 'n' Thirst out of a sense of curiosity and now, deep into The Great Bottle Purge of the Summer of 2014, I am preparing to drink it!

From the bottle: "Bubbles + Apples = Wild Yeast"; "Ale Brewed with Apple Juice"; "Drink Wildly Different"; "We believe exceptional brewing stems from imagination and passion, it's not just a process. Never average, every Wild brew is a result of Wilds minds conceiving, creating and crafting beers that explore the boundaries of your palate. Brewing doesn't need to be confined by rules, tradition or ingredients; by adding a Wild 5th ingredient or process to our beers we want to give you a truly memorable drinking experience, altering your perceptions and thrilling your taste buds."; "Named after the Norse goddess of youth and apples, this is an equally divine Belgian-style saison with a copious amount of New Zealand hops, freshly harvested Somerset apple juice and wild yeast added to the mix. However, we like to take things just that bit further(it's the Wild way!) - once bottled the beer undergoes a secondary fermentation with champagne yeast, giving it a brisk spritziness on the tongue. Serve chilled in a champagne flute to allow the bouquet of playfully aromatic notes to be fully appreciated. Take a sip to enjoy a further cascade of striking and sensuous flavours alongside the carefree champagne-like spritziness. The long, dry finish is both refreshing and complex."

Since the bottle directed me to "serve chilled in a champagne flute", I did just that, using one from the Seabee Ball on Diego Garcia in 1998. "Bubbles"? Most definitely! I barely began the pour when it filled the glass with foam and I had to back off. It finally settled into three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention. Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose had the signature Brett funkiness along with a cider-like apple scent. Hmm. As the head finally began to fall, it left great lacing in its wake. Mouthfeel was not as spritzy as I had been led to believe, more medium than anything. Man, this was strikingly tart in the mouth, between the lemony qualities that Brett imparts and the apples may have been of a tart variety. It may be a Saison, but the Brett was really ruling the roost, giving it a tartness that made me long for some nice cheese to accompany it. Finish was dry and complex, but I am unsure about "refreshing". I felt like I was parched after drinking it. Phew!

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