Wild Beer Co Brett Brett DIPA

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Style
IPA
Country
Britain
Brewery
ABV
8.40%
Bottle Size
330ml
Serving Temp
6 to 8°C
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Brewery Info

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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Not to my taste
40%
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Liked the idea of wild yeast etc but realised not a big fan of the taste, much prefer a more hoppy IPA
7 / 10
80%
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Orange-amber colour, hazy, some carbonation
No head whatsoever
Hoppy, orange juice, lemon, yeasty and white spirit aroma
Medium crisp, foamy mouthfeel with some carbonation
Hoppy, herbal, orange, lemon, yeasty, slightly sweet and salty flavour
Bitter, yeasty, medicinal aftertaste, lingering, little carbonation
Crisp
80%
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Super crisp and fresh with a bittery hit
The Undateable
60%
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It has no date on it!! It goes on about how you can drink it young and how it develops with age, but they don’t tell you how old it is! Bizarre. Anyway I drank it and it was hazy, orange with a white head. The aroma was fruity and bready. It tasted light, sweet and refreshing. Yeasty but not really hoppy enough for a double IPA. Wish I’d bought another to lay down for a later date!
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