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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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

4.1
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13737) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackafholmes (209) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (168) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (210) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1802) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Draught at Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green on 30 August. Poured a hazy, pinkish colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of passionfruit, raspberry and brown sugar. Zesty fruit flavours, with ripe berries and grassy hop. Finish was jam, caramel and grain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Keg at BD Sheps Bush, 27/08/14. Clear golden with a decent off white covering that soon collapses to spotting and edgework. Nose is tangy melon, apple core, spice, light dose of funk, caramel, citric peel. Taste comprises tarte citric vibes, pear drop explode, apple core, light woody must, spice, trace of pepper. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok but not particularly complex or overly puckering - if at all puckering!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tania_nexust (157) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Draught keg at Mother Kelly’s. Fruit, spice & saison aroma, lots of fruit in the flavour with a slight sharp flourish at the end. Could be mistaken for a fruit & bitters cocktail.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
On keg at Small Bar, Bristol July 2014. Pinkish in colour with a small, white, head and plenty of fizz. Tart berry fruits, a yeasty edge, oak, grassy hops, white pepper and a lingering, vinous, finish. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (323) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Hazy pinkish with a lively white foam head. Aromas of passion fruit, hibiscus and pink peppercorns. Taste slightly sour and trace of sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATulloch (95) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a slightly hazed orange with a lively white foam head which lasts. Very strange but nice aromas or sour passion fruit, wine, and orange. At first you get a bitter/sour apple cider like taste which relaxes into a nice tangy refresher bar zing. Hints of varnished wood and earth. Very strange unique beer. Could only have the one in a night though.


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