Wild Beer Co Redwood

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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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Redwood is an annual release to celebrate the hedgerow fruit foraged from the area surrounding the Wild Beer Co brewery. The beer is aged in red wine barrels, often second use after a batch of their famous Modus Operandi. We see the murky brown colour as a charming nod to the wild and foraged origins of the beer. On the nose you have fermented blackberries, a funky little character. With a tartness to rival some of the great lambics of Belgium, this is packed full of stewed dark fruits and a perky acidity. This is the perfect beer to accompany you on your first endeavour at jam making. Delicious, drunken jam.

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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Hedging your bets
100%
Review by
Redwood is a fine example of a foraged ingredients beer. Aged in wine barrels which give it a fine depth
Disappointing
60%
Review by
It doesn't quite know what it wants to be: cider mixed with sour with a very bitter aftertaste. A little too adventurous for me.
Great starter for beer tasting
100%
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During a beer tasting we started with Wild Beers Redwood. It's truly delicious with lots of complex flavours!
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