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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Belgian Ale
Shepton Mallet, England

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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We love nothing better than Belgian-style saison but with this blissful version we’ve added our own Wild interpretation of the style by adding a dash of funky Brettanomyces yeast plus roasted apricots and a hush-hush blend of spices. All of this makes for an extraordinary beer with an array of aromas that leap out of the glass followed by a spicy, fruity, tart and peppery palate and a long lingering finish.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (1894) - - APR 12, 2015
Draft. Dark ruby pour. Ginger is a little overwhelming in aroma and taste. Some funk is present but on the whole the spices need to be dialed back here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (793) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Light brown body with large offwhite head. Aroma is sour with hints of marzipan and some peaches. Taste is slightly sour with white chocolate. Aftertaste is slightly sour and slightly bitter with some sweetness. Nice one

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bill Becker (486) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAR 24, 2015
A pleasing looking cloudy rusty coloured brew with a decent and long lasting head of foam. It smells sour of the fruity kind. I can’t put my finger on which fruit is involved. Apricots. I guess I should have read what was on the label. Roasted apricots? They do taste on the slightly burnt side but it doesn’t interfere much with the tasty sourness. Mediumy body and carbonation. I’m getting some light notes of Brett now but overall, this is not a brew that I fancy very much and isn’t worth the money I paid for it. Kind of Meh, to be honest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3/16/15. From bottle. Murky brown orange with a thin head. Spicy, fruity aroma. Tart up front, then spices and sweet fruit leading to a dry finish. interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma: yeast, dry, bitter berries, light citrus. Appearance: hazy brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, bread malts, some straw, lively carbonation, dry finish. Overall: interesting Belgian Ale, yet not exactly my cup of tea. Pint at Dean Swift, Bermondsey.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2015
33cl bottle. Large beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, toasted caramel, apricot, some sour cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, seltzer, some apricot, faint earthy. Effervescent light-medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimpgibbon (397) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Keg at Hack & Hop. Slightly sour, little sherbet, parma violet, mild malts. Very light vinous fruits. Subtle and drinkable, but not great compared to many other amazing WB offerings.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6784) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
Draft - Vintage 2013 - Funky berry and some plum. Cloudy copper with a decent beige head. Sweet fruity esters, plum. and some light grape funk. Funky weird, but just OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3409) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2015
330ml bottle at home, source unknown - hazy chestnut, very lively with significant spillage, bubbly beige head, spicy, fruity, yeasty aroma, no lacing, apricot, yeast, spiced, high carbonation, sharp bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours brown, nose is fruity, malty, taste is light sourness and apricot.


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