Wild Child – Longwood Brewery (Nanaimo, BC, Canada)

Wild Child (Spontaneously fermented ale) – Longwood Brewery, 7% ABV – 650ml., (Nanaimo, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)

on the front-right label:

“Children have been born and learned to walk in the time it took for this beer to submit to the organisms that created it. A deep complexity has evolved after exposure to the yeast and bacteria that invisibly surround us and live on the Raspberries and Cascade Berries added to this beer. Enjoy now or cellar. Santé!”


  • Style: (flavoured – raspberry, cascade berry) Sour/Wild Ale
  • Taste: Sour tangy vinegar woody off-dry apple cider woody stealth hops
  • Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N. Burnaby
  • How much: $7.85 CAD (after 12.5% off) – 650ml., November 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: sure

Visual: Pours clear brownish-red with no head, half hazy layer w/ ring, a few bubbles here and there.

Nose: sour cherry malt, sour apple cider. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: sour-tangy-tart

Mid-palate: woody-tangy, soft-funk, (lvl-3-sweetness/dry), raspberry, vinegar

Finish: apple cider woody, stealth soft-hopped bitter, hint of burnt bitterness

Summary: This drinks like a woody apple cider with dry tart raspberries and subtle bitter hops added. Very fruity and engages the palate from start to finish. Interesting, my kind of beer.