Wild Beer Co Wildebeest

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Style
Stout
Country
Britain
Brewery
ABV
11%
Bottle Size
330ml
Serving Temp
6-8 °C
11%
330ml
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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Sensational. Sets a new benchmark!
100%
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Millionaire was exceptional however, Wild Beer Co have knocked it out the park with Wildebeest. Big bold and not to be messed with. Huge chocolate and coffee hits. Smooth though and rich. The 11% does not overpower the great flavours. Great vanilla notes to end.
Lovely boozy stuff.
80%
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Pours darkest ruby brown with tan foam head. Aromas are smooth with creamy dark chocolate, vanilla cream then brandy soaked fruit. Flavours hit with a roasty bold front, strong Irish coffee, creamy chocolate and an earthy bitterness. Palate is soft and smooth with a dry, prickly but gentle sparkle. A superb dessert-like beer. I’m thinking Irish coffee chocolate trifle. Lovely boozy stuff.
Oh my!
100%
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On the whole, I love Wild Beer Co and have enjoyed some wonderful beers of theirs. Simply, this tops the lot. Smooth yet punchy; bitter yet silky. Lots of flavours coming through: coffee, caramel, dried fruits, fudge... Just lovely (but can only have one!)
8 / 10
80%
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Black colour, little carbonation
No head whatsoever
Strong cocoa, caramel, vanilla, malty and coffee aroma
Thick oily, velvety mouthfeel with some carbonation
Coffee, dark chocolate, brandy and vanilla flavour
Malty, bitter, earthy aftertaste, slightly lingering, no carbonation
Espresso
80%
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Tastes like an espresso martini, unbelievably smooth considering the strength.
All The Flavours
100%
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One of the few beers in which you can actually taste every flavor listed on the bottle AS WELL AS the beer. Well balanced and well worth the money.
smooth
80%
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extremely smooth imperial stout, with a long lingering coffee and chocolate taste with a nice sweetness from the vanilla.
amazing!
100%
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Th millionaire is really good and this one is even better! Well done wild beer crew!
A BIG beast
100%
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Every brewery these days churns out at least 1 IPA and it's often the 'signature' brew. Not so for Wild Beer Company. They are, in my opinion, the nation's best and most consistent brewers of sour beers and it's what they're known for . And their 'millionaire' stout is amazing. Their PAs (Pogo and Bibble)... eh, not so much.
This one is amazing. Thick texture, bags of flavour and an ABV you wouldn't believe for the taste. Superb brewing. These guys seem to excel when they eschew the mainstream - long may it continue.
Amazing
100%
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This really is an incredible beer. So much taste without being overpowering considering the high ABV as well. Great colour and viscosity to the beer as well. I 100% recommend this beer.
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