Category Archives: Odd Breed Wild Ales

Odd Breed Agronomics of Squander

Brewery: Odd Breed Wild Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Wild Ale with Blackberries and Blackcurrants

Brewer Description: (from bottle) This brew was blended from two Sangiovese puncheons of our turbid mashed wild ales; half was barrel aged for eight months and half was aged 16 months. We refermented and conditioned the blend on over 700 pounds of blackberries and blackcurrants for three months. Blackcurrants lend bright acidity with flavors reminiscent of passionfruit and black raspberries with plenty of tannins, while the blackberries lend some sweetness and jam-like notes with earthy undertones. Our mixed culture adds some funk and nuance to this fruit forward wild fruit ale.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.01
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled on 5th June 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy strawberry red with a slight orange hue, and a two finger pinkish head that dissipated quite quickly to a thin replenishing cap, while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, Ribena, blackcurrant, blackberry, jammy, with nice woody notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, blackcurrant, berry seeds, oak, blackberry, and a touch jammy.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The aroma was wonderful, but taste while having great fruity flavours, was on the borderline of being overly sour and acidic for me. I’m also not getting much, if any, funk, which I think would have helped balanced the sour and acidity.

Odd Breed Fresh Off the Farm with Peaches

Brewery: Odd Breed Wild Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 6.2%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Wild Ale with Fresh Peaches. 2020 Harvest. Batch 2

Brewer Description: (from bottle) This year’s version of Fresh Off the Farm with Peaches was blended from two turbid mashed wild ales aged 10 months and a Saison barrel aged 14 months. We transferred the blend onto nearly 800 pounds of fresh UF Suns peaches that we picked up fresh off the farm in Fort Pierce, Florida. The result is a beer that is extremely juicy and fruity. Our mixed culture provides a funky and dry finish with moderate acidity.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, batch 2, bottled on 11th June 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden yellow colour with a less than two fingered white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, peach dominates, with light funky notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, peach, funky, oak, with a splash of lemon juice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very enjoyable as peach dominates both the aroma and flavour. I think it would be interesting if the funk was even stronger.