Category Archives: American Wild Ale

Bruery Terreux Beret

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 9%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2015 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Sour Wit Ale brewed with spices and aged in oak barrels with raspberries. Balanced – fruity – bright.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.38
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2015 vintage, bottled on 20th May 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A cloudy dark golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart and sour, raspberry, wheat, barnyard funk, oak with hints of lime.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, cranberry-apple, wheat, lemon-lime and Belgian yeast with only a hint of oak and funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was ok, but not quite as much raspberry as I hoped for. I was surprised by the higher than expected ABV though, as the alcohol was well hidden.

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Bruery Terreux Sour In The Rye with Passionfruit, Orange and Guava

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 7.3%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Rye Ale aged in oak barrels with passionfruit, orange and guava. Juicy – island – nectar.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2017 vintage, bottled on 30th August 2017. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy copper orange colour with a two finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly to nothing and left no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, guava, passionfruit, lychee, bandaid with hints of oak, vanilla and citrus zest.
Taste: Sour, tart, orange, passionfruit, guava with touches of oak and vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high prickly carbonation.
Overall: A very nice and refreshing Wild Ale with good fruit and woody flavours.

American Solera AmSo Dry

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A blend of 2 year old spontaneous ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 16.9 fl. oz. bottle, 2017 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Light funk, brett, oak, lemon tartness and a touch of vanilla.
Taste: Sour, oak, vanilla, lemon, funk, brett, lemon juice and lime.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: A nice amount of oak, funk and brett, balanced with some light citrus.

American Solera Bright Black Delight

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 5.6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Ale aged in oak tanks with blackberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.19
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 12.7 fl. oz. bottle, 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A purplish red colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Blackberry, mixed berries, berry skin, oak, vanilla and funk.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, blackberry, tangy mixed berries, vinegar and oak with some light vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice fruity Wild Ale, although I’d prefer it even more if the oak and vanilla flavours were a little lighter.

American Solera Money Blend

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Farmhouse Ale aged in oak tanks.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz bottle, 2015 vintage, batch 2. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very slightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Funky, lightly tart, oak, vanilla and some light citrusy lemon.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, lightly tart, oak, vanilla, stone fruit, white wine along with some light citrus lemon and funk.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nicely balanced Farmhouse Ale with great oaky and vanilla flavours.