Sierra Nevada Wild Little Thing

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Chico, CA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Wild Ale
ABV: 5.8%
Bitterness: 7 IBU

From the brewer

Most sours are brewed the traditional way, with wooden barrels and lots of time. But Wild Little Thing is made using a technique called accelerated “kettle souring.” First, we make wort (unfermented beer) without any hops. Then we boil it, cool it and add lactobacillus, the same friendly bacteria you know from yogurt or sauerkraut. Lactobacillus turns sugar into lactic acid. Voila! Now we’re sour. We blend this special wort (roughly 10%) back into Wild Little Thing’s total wort to achieve its tartness.

Average Scores

Overall: 83 (logged 1 time)
Draft: 83 (logged 1 time)

Who's been drinking this

Really tasty... Clean guava, strawberry, maybe apple? The impression here is of a slightly puckery fruit punch. Very summery and nice, and unusual for guava notes to come out so fruity in a beer, but MAYBE THIS IS NOT EXACTLY BEER-LIKE?