Iduna Cru | The Wild Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Wild Beer Co.
England, United Kingdom
wildbeerco.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 01-13-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
79
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
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2
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy straw with lasting lacy head. Smell is fruity funky. Sweet and sour flavor with barrel age flavors evident. Peppery yeasty flavors come thru. Would not have guessed alcohol content. Mouthfeel comes thru at the end with some residual Apple sweetness. Is this an "imperial" saison? Labeled as such it might make top 50.

Very unique saison. Didn't appreciate after first rip. Keep drinking. Peppery edge and apple sweetness set it apart. Still have trouble believing it's 9%. Great beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 5/24/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House, Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Iduna Cru from The Wild Beer Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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