Wild Beer Co Jambo!

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Style
Stout
Country
Britain
Brewery
ABV
8.5%
Bottle Size
750ml
Serving Temp
8 to 10°C
8.5%
750ml
Britain
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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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7/10
80%
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Black colour, little carbonation
No head whatsoever
Sweet raspberry, dark chocolate, vanilla, sour, cocoa powder, malty and slight whiskey aroma
Crisp, chalky, foamy and slightly creamy mouthfeel with some carbonation
Sour raspberry, dark chocolate, yeasty and slight malty flavour
Bitter, sour raspberry and chocolate aftertaste, slightly lingering, no carbonation
A Refreshing Stout
80%
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Proof that a Stout can be just as fruity as an IPA.

It pours a very-dark muddy-brown, and has a relatively light mouthfeel, with 'not-too-tart' Raspberry being the over-riding flavour.

Not what you might expect from 'Imperial Stout + Chocolate...' but very nice none-the-less and definitely worth the price of the big bottle, if just to try it out.
Very distinctive
100%
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On first taste, has a very quick, sharpish burst of the berries (a bit like Fruli), but then quickly settles and the chocolatey tones come through. Very tasty and has bit of a kick!
Best beer in the world?
100%
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What an amazing stout. Don't take my word for it though. Simply a MUST try
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