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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Saison
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4869) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Poured with a big head and slightly cloudy.Fruity with a bitter finnish that lingers for some time. A bit too bitter for my personal taste but still a good attempt at this very specialist style.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2548) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Somewhat hazy orange with a small white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitter and sweet tones. Yeast, citrus, grain, tart and tangerine. The Sorachi Ace is very present in this brew, very good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (1376) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Hazy , yellow color . Nice , white head. Aroma of yeast , zest , grain . Funky and dry in taste . Good beer , though nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Keg in the Grain Barge, Bristol. Hazy blond with a thin white head. Light banana bread aroma. The taste has bready yeast with banana and a crisp bitter finish. Pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (4090) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2016
29-JUN-2016, draft from flight @Brewdog Firenze. Hazy yellow with a lasting, lacing, white head. Very dry with yeast, brett, spice, toast, citrus hops and a touch of kerosene. Medium body, lively carbonation, slight tartness. Quite bret’y. Very fresh. Very OK:-)

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5555) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Front of Bottle Shows: Somerset Saison Crisp light golden and honey coloured body with a glow of light copper and a very thick, five centimetre tall just off-white head that leaves a pretty nice lace on the side. Aroma of grass, hay, earth, mushrooms, funk, yeast and a faint hit of gueuze. Light-bodied; Very mild flavour of earth, some grass, a hint of yeast and a lot of funk, but this is VERY mild, there is not much flavour to this at all. Aftertaste shows the yeast, a hint of malt and the slightest bit of a dry grass or hay, but that’s it - no hops, no sweetness, no complexity and largely - no real flavour. Overall, an interesting beer that just fades off to nothingness after the aroma, really. Smells like it will have some flavours, but doesn’t ever really show up. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Small Batch Liqours in Denver, Colorado on 08-June-2014 for US$5,99 sampled at home in Washington on 25-June-2016, a bit longer than two years after purchasing.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
R4N5H (721) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
On tap at The Craft Beer Co, Angel Islington on 17-June-2016. Hazy pale yellowish colour with a medium sized white head. Fresh fruity and zesty citrus aroma. Light body and medium carbonation. Flavour of tangerine oranges, lemon and grain. Refreshing, a little tart, but too fruity for my taste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GregNC (79) - - JUN 18, 2016
On tap at craft beer Co. (covent garden). Color : hazy golden ale with thin white head. Nose : typical Brett nose, fresh butter, spices and citrus. Aromas : citrus, malt, low sourness. Low carbonation, low bitterness, texture is a bit too much watery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (1021) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Fruity aroma with some lemon, spices, brett and spices. Taste is slightly tart, citrus, some spices and a slightly dry finish. Medium body and carbo. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5887) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. A cloudy straw coloured pour with a loose white head; orangey citrus aroma; soft grainy body with some orange juice and tropical fruit; and a dry finish with some warming spice. rather good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nj_lee (25) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Didn't really enjoy this too much. Decent pour and appearance but the taste was a little one dimensionally sour and tart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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