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Brewed by:
MAD Beer
Denmark | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Chef Jakob Mielcke and Brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø from Mikkeller.

Salt is brewed using candy light sugar, hops, ume plums, salt and wild yeast.

Added by smithj4 on 06-05-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
19.74%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Bugs318
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high w
S: Light aromas of sour funk and salt are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out with flavors resembling a wild ale and has a light amount of brett flavors and sourness. Hints of pickled, salty prunes are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very unique as you really get saltiness in the finish, but this is imparted by the umi boshi and not by simply dumping salt into the brew kettle.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, maize color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, strong yeast, slight hops, hint of wheat, citrus, and alcohol. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, strong yeast, slight hops, hint of wheat, citrus, hint of floral, and alcohol. Overall, good body, aroma, blend, but weak appearance.

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks tommyguz for the share. 750ml bottle pours a clear golden with white head composed of large bubbles. Decent retention.

It smells fruity almost like coriander and orange/lemon/grapefruit zest. A soft yeastiness underneath along with brine.

The taste is savory and salty with a touch of fruity yeast component almost like apple/pear skins instead of the zesty and juicy fruitiness the nose eluded to.

This is medium to light bodied with light carbonation. Overall this just seems like an interesting twist on a gose. However, instead of a neutral yeast, it had a light belgian feel to it. Stylistically categorizing this as a wild ale is very misleading.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Stone fruit, slightly sweet, some oak prevalent with a light funk.

A: Light orange, super opaque with a very thin ring of head.

T: Moderate pickled plum flavor, a little salt with a sour lightly bitter finish.

M: Light body, light carbonation, moderately sharp acidity on the palette.

O: Solid, but didn’t get quite as much plum aroma and flavor as I hoped for. The acidity was a little sharp as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Digimaika2
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

A: Light copper with a thin bubbly head that dissipates fast.

S: Slightly funky, wheat, cereal, salt, healthy dose of spices, subdued citrus, and floral/herbal qualities. There is a noticeable sea salt aroma to this that is nice and refreshing, almost mineral-like.

T: Salt, light funk, grains, light citrus, cloves, yeast, and a tad sour. This has a certain bite in the finish while still remaining crisp and clean. Happy that this isn’t excessively salty – there is enough salt to appreciate but the funk is enough to provide balance.

M: Med-light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Crisp and clean.

D: This is very good – well crafted and refreshing – a suitable hot weather option without question. Would drink this over gatorade.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
3.8/5  rDev 0%

Very light orange, a bit hazy, small white head quick to some light lace.
Smell of candi sugar, apricot, salty grain, prune, apple peel, pear, quince, seaweed, gooseberry, flower petals, , faint cherries, hay, faint mold.
Starts lemony sour, pulp and peel, crisp, with the faintest of sweetness from the candi sugar and ume plums, but quite a bit of vinegar notes. A light "soapy" herbal note, right before some horseblanket and mold, green hay, grass, dill, but not that strong, just a mild Brett influence. Grass and grapefruit in the finish, dry, a bit more than mildly bitter.
Light bodied, light to medium fizzed. Easy to drink, a bit watery.
A light sour beer, expected a huge wackiness, but it ended up being pretty simple. Brett, some pickle juice, a touch of candi sugar, not that impressing.

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4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Salt from MAD Beer
3.8 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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