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


on tap

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Slightly hazy gold in colour, with a decent white head. Aroma of apricot, lemon, sherbet and sour dough, with some juicy fruit gum in the background. Flavour of tart and yeasty stone fruits, oranges, peppery hops and green herbs, finishing off dry and mouth puckering. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (2055) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy golden with fizzy white head. Lemon peel, spring onion, lime, quite herbal and soft spicy yeast with a light yoghurt touch. Dry grains and biscuits, grassy towards the finish. Light bitter with barely any sweetness. Medium bodied and very dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (485) - - NOV 8, 2015
I always struggle with saison and do so here too. Quite a high carbonation and overpowering (if you ask me) funk from the yeast. I love the wild and sour brews from these guys. Plenty of that here but maybe less creative than in others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alexi91 (349) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Snifter. Supplier: Oddbins (Bristol). Pours a cloudy brown. Sour and fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4953) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle Dark golden colour with medium white head.Nice spicey aroma and even fruity taste of dried maybe tart fruit nice well balanced and with flavor of yeast and barnyard really nice exotic flavouers in this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weordie (479) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Pours a cloudy orange with no head. Aroma is tangerine, banana and belgian yeast. The taste is that lemongrass you get with Sorachi Ace hops followed by an orange rind finish. Pleasant but not epic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1505) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
Quite pale orange body with a creamy, off-white head that settles as a fully lasting layer, good lacing. Strong aroma of Belgian yeast, lots of sweet fruits including banana, citrus and spices. Strong spicy flavour of pepper. Lots of yeast, but it feels closer to saison yeast than the generic Belgian feel of the aroma, it has a certain farmhouse quality with traces of funk. Lots of light generic fruits, and a pleasant amount of lemon. Light sweet and light acidic taste with a light to moderate bitter and long-lasting finish. Fairly light body, dry and quite lively carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, a very nice saison.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 9 months before BB date, courtesy of my wife, from M&S Marble Arch, London]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (396) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
Nice pour, gentle carbo, deep yellow golden color, stable small head. A: perfect saison ipa mix, with a relatively strong fruitiness with lychee, pineapple, pear. Doughy, slightly yeasty fresh grains. T: ipa dominates, very little saison. Slightly fruity bitter start with citrus and soap notes. Fresh and crisp fruity bitter development, bit doughy. Light body. Neutral aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerjock (29) - - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from Beer52, Pale yellow colour, tall white head. I agree with other reviewers and describe the head as "wild" just something different to it that works. Light-bodied, malty, grainy and a citrusy background, also a yeast presence. Not terrible but not one I could session drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2015
bottle from M&S Exeter. Hazy pale yellow, tall white head. Wild nose. Light-bodied, malty start, grainy touch and a citrusy-fruity background, also a yeasty funkyness present. Delicious and exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2015
Draft sample @ Oersoep Bierfest 2015, Nijmegen. Fin orangé, col épais blanc-cassé. Arôme offre un agréable bouquet marquant bien son style de saison, retrouve un bouquet indiquant quasi une présence de barrique et le tout ponctué par un fruité intense pour le style mais tout en modération. Palais garde un léger profil rustique de saison mais tout en gardant une signature type de Wild Beer. Pointe surette sur la fin mais agrémentée d’un excellent fruité tropical rappelant la mangue.

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