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Wild Thing by Haandbryggeriet
Sour Ale
7.00 % ABV

Review by everetends on 04/23/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 8 16 3 7 0
Picked this one up at Hop City in Atlanta. Don't remember the exact price but it was flirting with 10 bucks for the 500ml bottle. Served up in a tulip. Batch 246.

A: Pours out a strange blend of amber, orange, yellow and light pink hues. Held to the light more oranges come out and really develop a bright and vibrant amber with a bit of pink to it. The body is a little hazy, but you can see through it. There is a good amount of carbonation moving around in the glass. The head that builds is about a finger of white, bubbly foam that has a sight tinge of pink to it. The head falls to a thin top cap that lasts the rest of the experience. Not much by way of lacing but some globs of foam stick from time to time.

S: First thing that hits me is some medicinal, band aid aromas. Its not too much but it is very present. Behind that appears to be a good amount of grain and yeast. Absolutely earthy and smell of brett. Lots of funk in here. There is some vinegar coming through toward the back end. Not really getting too much by way of the cranberries and currants. Hmmm.

T: Taste is very much an earthy grain bill. Good amount of yeast combines nicely with a bready malt. There is a little bit of some horseblanket quality going on here, along with some wet wood. There is some vinegar as well, but it is very light. Cranberry and Currant presence is more sweet that sour. Actually, there is not much of anything sour in here. Its more wild and earthy, almost saison like with just a touch of vinegar tartness. Its not bad but not what was expected.

M: Light in body with a pretty big carbonation. Its a little prickly at times. ABV is non existant except for an occasional heat on the throat. On the palate it is a decent balance of sweet and vinegar tartness. Aftertaste is vinegar and cranberries.

D: This is easy drinking and actually pretty thirst quenching. It has more characteristics of a saison than a wild/sour IMO. DOn't know what the deal is, but thats how I feel. It did get a little more tart as it warmed but it wasn't at that sour/tart level you get from other brews in that category. Still I really enjoyed it and it would be great after working in the yard or just chillin by the pool.

Served In: Weizen Glass

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