Brewery – Sam Adams (Boston Beer)
Beer – Wild Child
Style – American Wild Ale
ABV – 5.7%
This mixed fermentation wild ale leads with an aroma of stone fruits. It’s slightly sour with hints of clove, apricots impart a dry fruity flavor and the brew finishes with a pleasant, lingering tartness.
This winner was brewed by Duane Wilson, and his co-brewer Mike Edwards. Duane says of his beer:
“I love to cook. Making beer is a lot like that. Homebrewers strive to make a lot of styles and we’re always looking to improve them. I enjoy the engineering that goes into making a primo beer.”
Duane has been homebrewing since 1995
My Thoughts On Sam Adams Wild Child
This is bright and clear in the glass, with a really nice yellow… maybe slightly orange color. There is an extremely thin head that goes away very quickly.
There is a slight earthiness in the aroma, that is kissed by a slight fruitiness right along side it.
The beer’s flavor reminds me of drinking a cider. A really nice fruitiness is lifted off the palate by a brisk carbonation, and the finish is slightly tart from the apricots. This is really nice, though not at all what I was expecting it to be.