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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: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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
20130724-095219.jpg 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!
Shnoodlepip will be available in 330ml bottles and keykegs from mid-August.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1157) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (437) - 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 (5975) - 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 (183) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1690) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2167) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours orange with a heavy haze, big white frothy head. Smell of berries, fuink, musty cellar, light fruits, hints of burnt rubber in the back. Moderate sweet, quite fruity, a good kick of brett flavors, some fruity berres and passion fruits, some hints of fruit acids. Very complex flavor profile and a great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8006) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle from ’Jacks’, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at home, Sunday 28th December 2014 A chill haze (served straight from fridge).filmy head, pretty good clarity, mid, warm gold. Wonderfully tart and zappy, unfortunately I have just been picking and adding fresh thyme to my shepherds pie so my hands are rather reeking of thyme, so the pink peppercorns, hibiscus etc are somewhat tamed, no worries we’ll get what we can. I can after a while get a hint of peppery spice on nose and this tingles the tongue also and there is a light raspberry like zappiness to this. Its lovely. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (617) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is pepper, citrus fruit, funk and some barrel. Fruity and sour palate. Aftertaste is rich, dry, pepper, funk, spice and lingering dry barrel taste. Overall: Excellent! So many elements blends well in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1429) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
330ml bottle from saucy pears, Worcester. Golden colour with white head. Sour grainy aroma, the taste is fruity, lemon, fruit, with a slight sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden, with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is tart and peppery fruity, red currants, strawberries and some tropical fruity notes, as well as some funky brett, wooden barrels and red wine. Full body with an almost creamy texture, with average carbonation. Flavour is tart fruity yeast and sour berries, with woody brett and balsamic vinegar. Short finish with sour fruits.


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