RateBeer
overall
89
76
style
Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Saison
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


johndoughty's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4114) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatthijsE (913) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5403) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle @ derat, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, short frothy head. Aroma is funky, spicy, bit tropical fruit, bubblegum, Brett, farmhouse. Bit bitter in taste, dry, funky again. Nice fruity Orvally farmhouse stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1790) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow/orange with a medium sized frothy white head. Herbal and light dusty nose. Flavour is fruity; lemon, melon, more generic bubblegum things, dust, dry green plants, light spicy. Long lemony finish. Mild sweet with balanced bitterness. Gentle carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Interesting and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (4121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours hazy pale amber, aroma and taste of Fruity lemon, slightly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (397) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
Draught @ Wildeman, Amsterdam. Hazy straw yellow, small white head. Clean, earthy, seaweed/nori? Quite bitter finish. Nice, but not so "farmy", bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2341) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
Tap@Bath Brew House, Bath. 11-08-2014.
Can´t remember if it was cask or keg,did not take notes.
Nice saison, but maybe a bit strong and not so well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
small bottle sample at a bar, cloudy orange pour with a small white head on top, floral hop, crisp, orange, citrus, grapes, yeast, with some spices in the back, lot’s of peach and mango forward. would love to try this on a hot summer day instead of a warm bar during winter

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Actually, this was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange color with a fairly foamy to bubbly and clingy looking head. Decent clingy bubbly lacing surrounds the glass. The smell starts off with a woody acceptable vinous leaning to a fresh grape. As it warms, there’s a slight sour grape to slight tart cherry. The taste evenly disperses itself along my tongue to the tart to sour to woody cherry and citric fruitiness. There’s a light woody aftertaste that leads to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not overbearing. Overall, for a saison, this one really comes across as pretty woody in the flavoring. To me, this is just okay, unsure if I really would come back to again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4069) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is zest, citrus, pilsener, grains, floral hops. Lot’s of stuff going on. Flavour is tangy zesty citrus with fruity hops, quite bitter and refreshing. Zesty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1878) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle west riding dewsbury. Golden thin head. Aroma is tropical orange yeast hops taste same lots of tangerine peel good spicy hop bitter finish. Nice mouthfeel. Very good.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 18


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50