Real Ale Brewing Company

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Wild Ale
Ranked #94
Ranked #1,442
4.41 | pDev: 5.44%
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Notes: Base beer — blend of brown ales
Maturation — 2 years
Secondary fermentation — wild yeast and bacteria in barrels
Tasting notes — toffee, cherry pie, tart
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 66 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$ 15.89 (Including tax and discount)/500 mL bottle ($ 0.94/oz) from Spec’s, DeZavala, San Antonio, TX. Reviewed 10/12/18.
Undated bottle but 2018 on the label. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 55 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to the light, however, a deep ruby body is revealed.
Head – Small (Maximum 2.5 cm, controlled center pour), light tan, initially fizzy but quickly settling into an irregular two to five mm ring fed by effervescence and a complete thin layer.
Lacing – None, as expected.
First pour – Dark amber, clear.
Aroma – 4 – a bit fruity, mostly cherry, and some acetic acid.
Flavor – 4.5 - Begins with a lovely tartness that doesn’t quite strip the enamel from your teeth. This is followed by some cherry. Both acetic acid and tannic acid (from the oak barrels) are evident. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 4 – Light, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.5 – This is an extremely refreshing and tasty brew!

Oct 12, 2018
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Rimbimhoot from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brown with thin head
S: Chocolate, lemon, tart cherry, lactic, caramel, strawberry
T: Medium sour, chocolate, cherry, caramel, lemon, acidic, lactic, oak, earthy Brett, vanilla
M: Light all around
O: Phenomenal integration of dark malts, fruit, earthy Brett and sour wild yeast. Very well done American oud bruin with the sour slightly kicked up

Dec 25, 2017
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MattSweatshirt from Texas

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours super dark and bar lighting isn't helping. Light brown at the bottom of the glass. Small tanned/off-white head.

Good Flanders base that is tart and brings forth some wood, cherry, dark chocolate, light vinegar, apple, light sweetness. The added cherries didn't seem to pop all that much.

Dec 11, 2013
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champ103 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Once again a beer with no real review. I just don't understand why people can't write a little? Oh well. On tap at D&T in Houston.

A: Pours a dark ruby red, almost brown color. A one finger beige head forms with good retention and lace.
S: Tart and acidic up front. Lightly vinegary. Cherry tartness, that is a bit tanin like. Light wood. Beautifully tart, but simple. Lovely.
T: Again that tart, acidic vinegar flavor. Tart cherries and other dark fruits. Plums and figs. The tartness of the fruit and bugs are substantial and very welcoming with some wood/oak character.
M/D: A medium body. Though so incredibly crisp and effervescent. So clean and finishes perfectly dry. Just a beautiful beer to drink. I can't wait to get more.

An amazing Flanders style sour. This can easily be placed into at least three different styles. No bother with that however. Just another excellent MV beer that puts most everything from Jester King to shame.

Dec 01, 2013
Benedictum from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 66 ratings