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Modus Operandi | The Wild Beer Co.

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3.84/5
Very Good
98 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADZA on 08-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
98
pDev:
9.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
Gots:
15
Trade:
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The Wild Beer Co. "Modus Operandi"
6€ at Domus Birrae, Via Cavour, 88 00184 Roma, Italy on 30 November 2015 (no freshness dating)

Appearance: Clear mahogany brown body beneath a fizzy tan head that drops almost immediately and subsequently leaves little lacing (which is OK for a sour beer). The yeast pour will leave particles in suspension.

Aroma: tart but not so funky with leather and metal, plum, cherry, tart apple, damp earth.

Flavor: Flavor is as the aroma suggests with amplified fruit and the addition of oak. The oak balances the tart fruit nicely. Refreshingly sharp and lightly zesty finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium / crisp & acidic.

Overall: I'm quite surprised this has been rated so low on BeerAdvocate as it's really quite charming.

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

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky reddish brown, with almost no head.

Smell is tart, with lots of red currants and cherries. Toffee and a hint of leather follows.

Taste begins very oaky, with some vanilla. After that comes some tart currants and a slightly odd bitterness. Finish is vinous, almost a bit coarse.

Body is quite thin, with almost no carbonation.

This was kind of a weird one. Smells like a Rodenbach, but the taste is nowhere near as sour, and comes across more like a red wine mixed with beer. Interesting, though.

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

From the 11.2 fl. oz bottle. Sampled on December 27, 2014.

The pour is attractive with its brown tone and reddish hues leading up to a tremendous, soft silky tan head.

The aroma is of toasted malts, nuts, clean hops and just enough of a sour punch to let me know that is what it is.

Smooth medium body.

The taste also has a yeasty, biscuity note more so than the sour. There is a light pucker-up character to it but that's the way sours are.

Sours are usually low on my list I go looking beers but this one is more approachable for me. But a tad pricey where I bought it.

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On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a light red brown into a tulip. No lacing, with no head really forming.

Smells oaky, with some peach, light vinegar, and red wine.

Tastes pretty good. Brown sugar, oak, red wine, peach, pear, woodsy funk, vanilla, slight alcohol.

Medium bodied mouthfeel, very low almost flat carbonation.

An interesting twist on an Old Ale, would continue to try beers from this brewery.

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On tap at Torst in Brooklyn. Kicked the keg with my pour. Deep amber brown with massive head. Big Brett aromas with slight malty sweet chocolate notes. Taste is slightly brett..but mostly cocoa with a bit of dried fruit. Its not sweet but you almost expect it to be. Its so smooth its insane. Almost like poured from nitro. ..but being at Torst it was obviously poured at proper whatever...
overall it has great aromas..great look, nice flavor, and great mouthfeel but for some reason I feel like its missing something. But I really do enjoy it. Nice brew.

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Modus Operandi from The Wild Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 98 ratings
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