Songbird Moderne Wild by Brewery Songbird

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Songbird Moderne Wild is an 8.5% Belgian tripel from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in primarily bottles – we’ve not seen anything about it coming out on tap. Songbird Moderne Wild takes the Songbird Moderne and uses the same wild yeast that Songbird used in the Koumi Blonde ale.

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Songbird Moderne Wild Aroma and Taste

Songbird Moderne Wild poured out in a very lively manner – no more than 1/3 of the bottle was in the glass before it shot up and filled the glass with a massive frothy head made up of huge bubbles. In all honesty, Songbird Moderne Wild didn’t look too dissimilar to the original one I had back in 2016; however, it was in the aroma that it was different. A much lighter, crisper fruitier funk came through than in the normal version – down to the different yeast. The original version was a thick, boozy caramel aroma; however, this one was much lighter on the nose – there was no way that this could have been 8.5% just from the nose alone. The fruits were also softer on the nose too, almost as if the yeast had softened a lot of the punch out.

The carbonation though was crazy – a very gassy beer indeed! It took a while for all the beer to settle down and it was only when I got to the dregs of the beer that I had noticed the huge clumps of yeast in the bottle – be careful when you pour Songbird Moderne Wild out. However, by that point, the booze had done its job! It’s a very subtle booziness that Songbird Moderne Wild has but it’s smooth and fruity flavours were balanced with a faint honey and sour edge to it. It didn’t taste like a tripel beer at all – far less sweeter than I normally go for.

Songbird Moderne Wild The Bottom Line

Songbird Moderne Wild is a good example of how yeast can do so much to a beer. Buy and compare with the original.

Where to Buy Songbird Moderne Wild

Songbird Moderne Wild can be bought online at the following places:

About the Author

Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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