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

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
aenima (242) - Askim, - OCT 9, 2013
Fruity, estery and citrusy aroma. The taste is similar. The taste is quite thin. Good carbonation.


2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrJoller (13) - 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 (1079) - 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 (3560) - 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 (1977) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow orange with a huge frothy white head that laced up nicely. Aroma is a strong spicy coriander and wheat. Taste is sorta sweat, with some spice and blandness. Dried out cardboard finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3771) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Aroma is citrus, spices and big tart/sour hints. The flavor is citrus, spices, tropical fruit, lime, malts and a tart/mildly sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (989) - ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2014
Murky yellow-tinted orange, Nose is fruity hops, funk, leather, yeast, spicy notes. Flavor is malts, peaches, zesty citrus, slight sourness, yeast. Dry finish with hoppy bitterness and sour citric notes. Lively carbonation, crisp mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours a hazy bright yellow with fizzy white head. Light fruits, funk, spice, yeast, and raw wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes fruity and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Tap sample. Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy yeast, citrus fruit and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium complex spice sweet flavor with a medium citrus sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.


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