Wild1 Vintage Sour Ale—tasting notes
Wild1 Vintage Sour Ale 2019 is a fruity sour ale fermented with blackcurrants and refermented in bottles. It is the first bottle of the Wild series, and the first sour ale by Browar Stu Mostów, with a combined fermentation with a first and second fermentation with bretts in tanks and a third one in bottle with bretts, blackcurrant and champagne yeast It has a very acidic aroma, with berries and lactic touches. Taste is also acidic with hints of berries, herbs and vinegar and a dry acidic finish.
A sour ale, also known as wild ale is a category that englobes all type of ales that are brewed with other bacterias than traditional brewing yeasts—Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus or Acetobacter to name the most common. The composition of this microflora varies a lot even between short geographical distances—probably due to the evolutionary pressure of human brewing activity—making each local variation unique.