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WT3F | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jamescain on 08-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by akinsja:
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Draught House 43rd Anniversary Party. I am happy to see Real Ale continuing to be experimental.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a decent-sized white head. The aroma is has some biscuit malt, along with a little bit of sugar and quite a bit of funkiness. There is also a little bit of grass in the aroma, presumably from the hops.

The flavor is more funky than it is sour. There are a lot of leathery brett notes as well as some biscuit malt and grass. There is a little bit of candy sugar, which is expected since this was originally a tripel. The alcohol is well hidden behind all of the funk.

Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of cisteve
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jheezee
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Krumb
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of champ103
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Down House in Houston, TX.

A: Pours a bright and hazy golden/orange color. At first a two finger white head forms, but recedes in a second to a ring that sticks throughout. Light lace is left behind.
S: Earthy funk hits the nose first. That quickly fades to a light spice, then a nice medley of tart fruit aromas come in. Apples, pears, and oranges. Very nice.
T: Oh man this is great. The up front funkiness in the nose takes a back seat, but is always in play. Lightly tart fruits of apples and pears. Bread and biscuit malts. Light peppery spice. I love it.
M/D: A medium body and good carbonation. So clean and dry. Incredibly easy to drink. A great sipper.

This is not going to be the acidic sour bomb most people think of with a wild ale. It is Devils Backbone with Brett and it works perfectly. Once again, Real Ale is showing they are probably the best brewery in Texas. Highly recommended.

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Photo of JeffSuttonTX
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of fatmcb1
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Meddlesome Moth in Dallas

Pours a very hazy yellow with a half finger of white head. This quickly dissipates to a ring, and left little lacing.

Aroma starts with malt, but it is quite complex. There is a bit of citrus, and then a earthy funk.

Excellent taste. Lots of funky flavor coupled with lemon and other fruits. Very little sour notes or tartness for a wild ale.

Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Very easy to drink.

Very glad I got to try this one!

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of TXhomebrewer
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of phishbone23
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of nsheehan
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of elNopalero
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my notes: Sour aromas come through. Beer pours hazy, consistent straw/tan color throughout. Real yeasty aroma that doesn’t carry through to the palate. This batch was lightly soured, not as pronounced as I would have expected. Definitely fruity, pleasing aspects of the Devil’s Backbone (or is it Devil's Share?) shine through. It’s a strong one, and the alcohol creeps up on you—well it did to me, at any rate!

Update: Tried it on tap at the Real Ale brewery. After it’s sat for a few weeks I definitely picked up more funk and tartness to it. Still balanced. Beer is alive and this is proof that it changes over time.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jamescain
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mystery beer poured into a tasting glass at RealTail II. I believe this beer was the wort from Devil Share that was fermented with 100% brett.

Appearance: Light golden yellow with a thin white head that fades into a ring on the side of the glass.

Aroma: Subtle citrus notes, pineapple, and very little amount of funk.

Taste: Definitely the familiar tripel taste, yeast, hint of orange and citrus. Not much characteristic from the brett.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body and relatively high carbonation. Drinkable and refreshing.

Overall: It would be nice to see how this beer develops given time in a bottle or keg. I don't have much experience with 100% brett beers so I'm not entirely sure what I should have been looking for, but I could pick out the brett better then in past examples.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GregSVT
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Meddlesome Moth

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a nice white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is very interesting with nice notes of lemon zest, grassy hops, and a funky brett aroma. The funky aroma gets strong as the beer warms.

T: The taste follows the nose with great flavors of lemon zest, coriander, grassy hops, and a barnyard funk. This really tastes like a Saison with Brett in it more than a Wild Ale.

M: The feel is crisp and refreshing.

O: I would classify this as a Farmhouse Ale rather than a Wild Ale. It pretty much blew Saison Brett out of the water as far as flavor and aromas. This is what I was expecting when I had Saison-Brett for the first time. Very tasty and highly recommended.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried on tap at Dancing Bear, 2 Mar 2012. Served in a cylindrical half pint.

Small off white head, moderately carbonated. Slightly cloudy dark yellow in color. Aroma is dominated by Brett, sour cherry pits, slight funkiness. Starts flowery sweet and funky sour. Very bubbly (N). Becomes a bit sweet and barnyardey in the middle. Medium body, alcohol shows up in the finish. Lingering light sweetness.

Probably would be better on a warmer spring day. Interesting experiment, but I prefer the Devils Backbone.

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WT3F from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 23 ratings
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