Wild Ale

Sometimes Belgian influenced, American Wild Ales are beers that are introduced to "wild" yeast or bacteria, such as Brettanomyces (Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, Brettanomyces Lambicus or Brettanomyces Anomolus), Pediococcus, or Lactobacillus. This introduction may occur from oak barrels that have been previously inoculated, pitching into the beer, or gained from various "sour mash" techniques. Regardless of the method, these yeast and/or bacteria leave a mark that should be noticeable to strong, and often contribute a sour and/or funky, wild note. Mixed-fermentation examples will display a range of aromatics, rather than a single dominant character.

ABV: 6.0-10.0% | IBU: 5-30 | Glassware: Tulip

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SupplicationRussian River Brewing Company7.756,6614.6
ConsecrationRussian River Brewing Company10.005,5714.53
TemptationRussian River Brewing Company7.503,8554.48
BeatificationRussian River Brewing Company6.002,8514.59
Petrus Aged PaleDe Brabandere7.302,5584.12
Sour In The RyeBruery Terreux7.702,5334.33
Tart Of DarknessBruery Terreux7.202,5074.26
Le TerroirNew Belgium Brewing Company7.502,4734.32
Atrial RubiciteJester King Brewery5.801,9624.62
Sang NoirCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub9.301,8524.47
Apricot AleCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub8.501,8124.36
JulietGoose Island Beer Co.8.001,6354.28
Cuvee De TommeThe Lost Abbey11.001,2694.25
Framboise De AmorosaThe Lost Abbey7.001,1814.36
Dogpatch SourAlmanac Beer Co.7.501,1344.23
Cable CarThe Lost Abbey7.001,1314.61
PentagramSurly Brewing Company6.661,0904.17
Thumbprint Wild Sour AleNew Glarus Brewing Company5.001,0854.39
Framboise For A CureRussian River Brewing Company6.501,0714.45
RiservaWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.401,0534.15
Noel De CalabazaJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales9.001,0494.07
Madrugada Obscura, Dark Dawn StoutJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales8.101,0453.91
Sour In The Rye - KumquatsBruery Terreux7.201,0124.42
FuzzySide Project Brewing8.001,0084.65
Black AngelWicked Weed Brewing6.601,0024.22
Funky Gold MosaicPrairie Artisan Ales6.509964.2
Cascade NoyauxCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub8.509844.4
The WandererBruery Terreux8.009704.38
Aunt SallyLagunitas Brewing Company5.709583.83
Sang RoyalCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub9.409454.38
Cascade Blueberry AleCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub7.339294.15
Montmorency Vs BalatonJester King Brewery6.109284.53
Cascade The VineCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub10.109104.22
Valley Of The Heart's DelightAlmanac Beer Co.7.008824.35
Barrel-Aged Raspberry SourAvery Brewing Company6.508494.16
Nocturn ChrysalisJester King Brewery5.908364.34
Boxer's RevengeJester King Brewery10.208304.19
FriekOdell Brewing Company6.508134.13
Maracaibo EspecialJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales7.508133.98
Farm To FaceAllagash Brewing Company5.708004.4
Sans PagaieBruery Terreux6.507894.19
FV 13Allagash Brewing Company8.907824.31
Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)9.007723.8
Aurelian LureJester King Brewery5.407674.51
Cascade Vlad The Imp AlerCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub12.307554.29
Funk MetalJester King Brewery7.007554.21
Farmer's Reserve PluotAlmanac Beer Co.7.007464.21
Kriek BrutBrouwerij Liefmans6.007424.13
OblivionWicked Weed Brewing8.707374.25
NancyAllagash Brewing Company6.307284.29
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