Name: Wild Thing
Style: American Wild Ale
Brewery: HaandBryggeriet website
ABV: 7.0% Abv
How served: 500ml capped bottle poured into a St. Louis Premium glass.
I paired this beer with: Nothing.
Tasted on: Saturday June 12th, 2010.
Note: This beer was brew once. It is Batch # 246 with a total of 2160 bottles & bottled on Nov 24, 2009. This beer poured with a very large head, even with a slow pour to keep it under control. The head did dissipate quickly leaving a nice lacing on the glass. The nose was nothing to brag about, maybe some light smoke, mild funk and a hint of cranberries. The taste was all smoke to me, I couldn’t get any of the cranberry or currant taste, maybe I just have some weak taste buds. I felt like I was drinking a Rauchbier instead of a Wild Ale. This brew was neither sour, tart nor sweet if that is possible. I think this beer would be great to use as a marinade. It was drinkable, but not something I would look for in the future. This is the 1st brew I’ve had from HaandBryggeriet which has disappointed me.
On the Label: The Haand brewers- four guys making beer in their spare time, on an absurdly small scale- specialize in recreating old Norwegian farm beers. Here’s one made with a variety of different grains, and some typical fruits from the region, handpicked by the brewers. It is fermented by airbourne wild yeast, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. Wild Thing, you make everything…groovy.
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