Wild Beer Co Billionaire

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Smooth, rich and packed with flavour - this is one BIG beer. The bottle says ‘intense decadence’; considering this beer is brewed with lactose, sea salt, caramelised miso paste and tonka beans we’re inclined to agree. All this translates to notes of cocoa, coffee, caramel and a little bit of a lingering smoky finish. This isn’t just a decadent beer, it’s one of the most interesting you’ll ever drink.

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There is no other brewery in the world making beers like the Wild Beer Company. In fact, there are very few breweries that even look like Wild Beer Company. Most are a study in stainless steel, but walking into Wild Beer’s home on a remote Somerset farm, it’s wood that dominates the scene. Dozens of barrels are stacked floor to ceiling, each with its contents scribbled on the side: Modus, Ninkasi, Sourdough (yes, a beer using sourdough yeast). Not all the beers Wild Beer make will touch the inside of a barrel, but what is clear is that they all live up to their tagline: Drink WILDLY Different.

Take Millionaire for example, a chocolate and salted caramel milk stout that is every bit as decadent as it sounds. Or how about Wild Goose Chase? A tart, sprightly beer fermented using locally-harvested wild yeast and gooseberries? Or perhaps one of our favourite beers (ever?), Sleeping Lemons, a gose (a low-ish alcohol, slightly salty German beer) brewed with lemons preserved in salt – can there be anything more refreshing? Wild Beer is indeed wildly different. And while it can be tempting to take the innovation too far, head brewer Brett Ellis remains true to the aim of making all their beers very drinkable. That’s true whether it’s Zintuki, a quirky sour ale blended from Somerset Wild, their beer fermented using yeast cultivated from a nearby orchard, along with an ale fermented with champagne yeast and some local apple juice, or the more conventional ‘Fresh’ pale ale. Wild Beer pack more flavour in to their beers than many breweries can dream of.

As Brett writes: “We love sour beers, their unrivalled complexity and nuances make them both the most exciting and engaging styles of beer to brew and to drink. The romance and the art of brewing come through in a very different way when using the extraordinary uncontrollable wild yeasts and bacteria.

“There's wild yeast and bacteria everywhere, especially here in Somerset with so many orchards nearby. When you make a happy home for them in your brewery they just show up and spontaneously ferment – and sour – a beer.”


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Black colour, no carbonation
Treacle, dark chocolate, caramel and slightly salty aroma
Medium velvety, slick mouthfeel with little carbonation
Roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, honey, earthy and slightly malty flavour
Slightly salty, roasted peanut aftertaste, slightly lingering, no carbonation
Miso & Chocolate
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Very, very rich and delicious beer. The miso cuts nicely through the sweetness and provides a great balance to the long finish.
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Pours beautifully: lovely dark colour with sweet, enticing smell. Stunning rich, sharp taste with hints of caramel. Definitely a step-up from the Millionaire.
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Pours as dark brown stout, strong chocolate smell and a sweet and salty finish. Not a beer to drink with great speed, at 10% it packs a punch but certainly leaves me wanting another and another.
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