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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Saison
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Epic by name, epic by nature, this Farmhouse Ale is a transcontinental fusion of Belgium’s eclectic beer culture and the feisty hops of North America brought to life with the aid of West Country artisanal brewing wizardry and judicious use of the US-grown Sorachi Ace hop. On the nose, the hops deliver a big splash of tropical fruit, followed by ripples of well-seasoned spiciness spreading outwards. In the mouth a tangy, bittersweet fruitiness holds sway, while tangerine oranges tap dance their way across the tongue in the finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Bready malt, pineapple-tangerine, and spicy yeasty aroma. Hazy golden yellow with a large white head. Bready-wheaty malt, slightly musty lemon peel, and spicy citrusy hops flavor. Body on the light side of medium, lively carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Tap at GBD. Pours clear gold with a medium, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is lime and papaya hops, biscuit malt and pear esters. Flavor is crisp malt, medium hops and bitterness, tropical notes and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
11.2 ounce bottle shared by obguthr, 5/29/14. Thanks! Pours a hazy golden yellow with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of bready malt, vinous grapes, yeast, mild buttery note. The taste is doughy malts, a bit of butter, dry grapes, mildly sweet finish. Medium bodied, very dry, spritzy carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours hazy yellow with a large but short-lived white head. Aroma of yeast and wheat. Taste adds some welcome spice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
javiercrasher (165) - Granada, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2014
De color dorado con una buena capa de jabonosa espuma blanca con buena retención. Aroma a hierba seca con algo de cítricos, alguna especia y levadura. Cuerpo medio, oleosa y bien gasificada. En boca algo de levadura y cítricos, sin mucha presencia del lúpulo. Rica y equilibrada, pero se queda un poco plana, le falta un poco de gancho y matices para ser una gran cerveza.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrJoller (62) - ITALY - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma is not very present at all, maybe some winey character but nothing complex nor appreciable. Pour is dark golden, spongy looking fast vanishing head, body is canon to style, carbonation is canon to style, one word: boring. Aside from some lemony notes, this beer is not complex at all, completely different than advertised. Brewery should spend less time designing cool websites and cool bottles and spend more time perfectioning their recipes. Overpriced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Murky yellow body, medium head. Yeasty aroma with some hoppiness. Simple yeasty taste mith medium hoppiness. Not much funk. Yeasty finish, probably too yeasty. Very tame and quite simply a bit boring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bright, full cloudy yellow. Adequate bubbling holds a white head. Aroma of sweet grass, dank, and wet concrete. Light mineral on the palate with a bland bitter fruity sweetness. Airy and bubbly finish. Pretty good refreshing beer for a Texas Summer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pale yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of musty funk, saison yeast, citrus, and grain. Taste is yeasty, a little tart, and a little bitter; but pretty weak. Fizzy medium body.

2.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gskelton (13) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Golden color. Not much of a smell. Starts off sweet, ends with a little bit of a spice like taste. A little bit of a lasting spicy/hoppy aftertaste.


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