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


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

Lonick's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, - SEP 25, 2013
Both Keg @ Hanging Bat and bottle @ home. Pours pink. Pepper spices with a red wine tannin. A saison/brett taste which with a fruit cider almost sweet but tart finish makes it an interesting and tasty drink. I liked the carbonation in the bottle more it lifted the flavours more than the almost flat Keg, but both are stunning drinks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2334) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
21.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry sour-ish, sorrel, red pepper corn, flowers, grass, yeast, passion fruit, soda powder, citrus peel, soap, light malts, leafs, bark. Taste is slightly harsh citrusy, soda powder, citrus peel, yeast, passion fruit, soap, red pepper corn, leafs, flowers, citrus, light malts. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2238) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle @ The Font, Manchester [291004]
Light pink orange, hazy, thin off white head
Aroma of soft citrus fruits, red wine barrel, soft tart, light pepper, strange aroma, slight vegetal (not in a bad way)
Taste of soft vitrus, soft red wine, woody, bit vegetal spicy, quite tart, floral. unusual mishmash of flavour, spicy, peppery, yeah it’s quite f*cked up
Palate - Medium carb and body, quite tart and tangy, fairly acidic, alcohol is prominent though. Finish as main flavour
Overall - Interesting beer worth trying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ItyMeuh (20) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2014
A wonderful, unique beer. A bit chunky on pouring, but the balance between components is perfect with a nice sour finish. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
330ml Bottle - Amber red in colour. Fruity and vinous aroma with notes of wine, some musty hints, wood and dried fruit. Sharp and fruity taste with sultanas, raisins, caramel, wood, pepper and some very subtle tropical fruit notes. There’s a lot going on in this beer and it’s quite complex, yet fairly easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weordie (90) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Pours a beautiful rose colour. Nice fruity aroma. Tastes a little too much of hibiscus for my liking but a nice beer none the less

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3565) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a Sour Tasting at Beer and Beyond shop 22-June 2014. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow to orange with a white head, aroma of strawberries, passion fruits, spices, flavor of strawberries, passion fruit, ibiscus, spicy and slightly sour, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle from Sourced Market St Pancras and drunk at home. Pink gold lasting pink head. A bit of a wild fruity floral aroma. Then too much carbonation so I swirled the glass a lot to get rid of it. A weird fruity hoppy slightly sour beer. Some sweetness towards the finish then a harsh bitterness on the finish. Drinkable enough, not sure I’d want another. Weird fruity beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackafholmes (296) - - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle from sharrow Vale beer shop, sheffield. Clouded rose/orange ale, with thick creamy white head. Aroma is peppery and tart with passionfruit, not overly sweet though. Taste is pepper and sweet tart tropical fruit. Slightly Prickly carbonation and quite thick body. Perfectly balanced ale, tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (220) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Who would think of adding bursting fruit flavours to a sour beer? The Belgians? Who would mix in crazy ingredients like pink peppercorns and hibiscus? The Japanese? No, it’s the Wild Beer guys from Somerset, with overseas help, as if they needed it to be innovative. To be fair, for me, it overpromises. The sourness and passion fruit dominate - nothing wrong with that, but the other elements don’t come through strongly enough for me. It’s cloudy orange with a hint of pink, little head, and an unspectacular mouthfeel. Interesting rather than compelling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (221) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2014
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail

Pink/orange colour with a small white head. Fresh aroma with spices. Flavour of spices, dryness, tartness. Good!

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