Wild Beer Co Chronos

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Style
Sour Beer
Country
Britain
Brewery
ABV
5.8%
Bottle Size
330ml
Serving Temp
4 to 7°C
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Details

This clear golden pour has a slightly funky yeast aroma, due to the brettanomyces. Some orange peel and a little lemon sherbert hint on the nose too. This has a very delicate body, it’s incredibly easy drinking. A little clove spice on the palate, and some savoury malt flavours. A funky little lager.

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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7/10
80%
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Golden-amber colour, hazy, little carbonation
Thin off-white head, slightly lingering
Sweet honey, yeasty, white wine and cereal aroma
Medium crisp, oily mouthfeel with some carbonation
Sour berry, earthy and slightly floral flavour
Sour, chalky and slightly bitter aftertaste, slightly lingering, little carbonation
an acquired taste
40%
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It's a farmhouse-Belgian-yeast-tasting lager. It's still better than your average lager but it is most definitely an acquired taste. That I'm yet to acquire. Intriguing, nice to see Wild pushing some weird boundaries as usual.
Top of their game
80%
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Wild Beer take Brett to its limits. This is no exception from a brewery noted for its foraged ingredients. Work your way through their range and you won't be disappointed
Hail King Brett
80%
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Ah, Brett. Can even make lager interesting.
Wild Beer Co keep smashing it out of the park, and this is no exception. I love them and want to have their babies.
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