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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg and Bottled, Special
Shnoodlepip – 6.5% – Pink Pepper + Barrels + Passion Fruit + Hibiscus
The next beer to appear this summer will be one of the most exciting we are yet to be involved with…
A collaboration of 3 brewers, 3 nationalities and 6 ideas.
We collaborate to learn, experiment and enjoy. With this beer we have explored new ideas, techniques, ingredients, combinations and processes.
Kelly Ryan from Good George Beer in NZ, Brett Ellis (originally from the US) from the Wild Beer Co, and Mark Tranter from Burning Sky Brewery have used their combined knowledge and experiences to create an incredibly unusual and complex beer, at every opportunity they have sourced an amazing ingredient or tried an alternative technique.
Grain – Spices – Yeast – Wood – Fruit – Flowers
Somerset Sharpham Park Spelt has been used for a full body. Pink peppercorns give a gentle sweet spiciness. Saison and Brettanomyces yeast strains lead to a dry spicy character that will continue to evolve. Wood-ageing in French red wine barrels for 4 months adds depth and oak. Passion-fruit brings a tart tropical fruit character. The 4 month ageing process has been finished off with amazingly tangy Hibiscus flowers.
That is one shnoodlepippin beer!
Note:- 2015 release has a change in label design with Fork Brewing replacing the Good George logo.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (5852) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2015
Robustes und durchaus knackiges Piwo mit einer wundervoll einfachen Trinkbarkeit, Daneben sehr viel Frucht, angenehme Säure, ein paar Beeren, etwas Getreide und Essig. Klasse.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (5853) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2015
The beer has got a light hazy golden-amber colour with a small head and smooth body. Aroma of mild acid, mild spices and spruce. Very gentle, yet intense sour / acid taste with hints of pine, herbs, pepper and vinegar. Smooth to drink, very tasty. Loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of straw, hibiscus, passion fruit, pink peppercorns, lemon zest and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, hibiscus, passionfruit and pink peppercorns with a crisp dry lingering hibiscus finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1137) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Thanks to minutemat. Light amber body with white head. Aroma is sour some wood fruits and hints of yeast. Taste is slightly sour and dry with herbs and some salt. Complex, strange nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5846) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head after some initial frothy bubbles. The aroma is acid citrus sour. The flavour is moderate sour with a smooth, light acid, rich passion fruit, dry, light spice palate. Light to moderate bodied with lively carbonation. Nicely balanced and great with food.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
22.1.2015. Slightly hazy yellow-orange. Sour aroma with saison yeast, pepper, herbs. Taste has refreshing mint/anise style, pepper, saison yeast, herbs, fruits. Simply excellent.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (543) - ITALY - FEB 11, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours rich cloudy orange with a fine textured creamy off white head. Wonderful Aroma of sweet malts, honey, pepper, sweet fruits, lemon, yeast, lactic acidity, some thick syrupy sweetness. One of the best smelling beer ever had. Taste is less complex with predominant acid notes, some berries, a lot of spices and some funky notes. Dry finish with no bitterness and a light saltiness. Light body, watery texture, medium carbonation. Unusual but very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (6638) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours hazy orange with a big creamy white head. Aroma is weak funky berries, complex fruity malts. Taste is fresh,light sweet & crisp berries, lovely complexity, acidic versus fruits, lovely moreish beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apickles (265) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Cloudy beer with a red tinge. Decent cream head a little vinegary and wheaty on the nose. Slight fizz in the mouth a little salty and grapefruit to taste with a wheat finish. Really quite lovely.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (2197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Vesuvio sampled with Pix. Pours a hazy pink with an off white head. Vinegary aroma. The taste is sour and slightly salty before fruity notes come in. Grapefruit juice, a touch of spice and citrus. A very interesting beer.


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