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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Saison
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 (294) - Askim, - OCT 9, 2013
Fruity, estery and citrusy aroma. The taste is similar. The taste is quite thin. Good carbonation.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5450) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from Cocktails, Littleborough. Slightly hazy yellow with a small bubbly head. Has a very citrus hoppy character with lemon very evident in its nose, and also in its taste. There’s not a huge bitterness though despite its very obvious flavours.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pastymc (21) - Niscemi, ITALY - MAY 16, 2015
Bottiglia da 33cl Color oro, cappello di schiuma bianco e soffice, poco persistente. Aromi maltati al naso,poi spezie, pepe nero e cardamomo in particolare. Seguono lievito, leggero pane. In bocca l’amaro va a bilanciare le note del malto, poi le spezie già citate si aprono, leggere, nel finale che comunque è piuttosto piatto e breve. Leggero il corpo, media la carbonazione. Fin’ora ho assaggiato birre poco strutturate e poco complesse (seppur, tutto sommato, ben fatte) da parte di Wild; non so se la caratteristica di freschezza e giovinezza della birra sia, come da loro descrizione, un pregio: magari una più lunga e diversa maturazione regalerebbe nasi più pronunciati, sapori più intensi e finali più lunghi.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1895) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Aroma: Saison yeast, grain malts, dry. Appearance: slightly hazy, pale gold, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: nice balance between grainy sweets and bitter floral hops, soft carbonation, dry finish. Overall: nice Saison, well-balanced. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1090) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Semi hazy golden beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of citrus, wheat, herbs, hay and grass. Flavor is spicy with notes of grain, bread, spices, citrus and yeast. Well balanced but nothing exciting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (369) - Montesarchio, ITALY - APR 17, 2015
Buona birra, onesta ed in linea con il genere. Frutta dolce, leggera acidità, zesty and crispy. Rinfrescante e pulita, taglia bene con il finale amaro. Buona

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9758) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear pale orange color, medium sized off-white head. Aroma has more citrussy hops than I would have expected beforehand. Taste also has quite an up front citrus hop flavor, orangepeel, lightly fruitpeel bitter. Decent body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (1294) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
dense ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. yellow colour. aroma is wood, vanilin, mandarin, cardamon, cinnamon, thyme, flowery, bretty. taste like aroma, rather long bitter finish. quite thin body, very carbonated. bottle 33cl

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3049) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
(Wild Beer Epic Saison) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a teku, ABV 5% Golden yellow colour on the body, mostly clear, with a tall, snow-white head on top, soapy, with very good retention., leaving medium lacing on the glass. Fresh aroma, very fruity with random floral notes, peach, light melon, tropical fruits, bubblegum. A hint of sourness at first before a sharp bitterness kicks in, lemon peel, tangerine, bay leaves, some pepper on the finish. Medium thin body, soft carbonation. Quite dry palate. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4640) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
330ml bottle. Barely clear, yellow-ish deep golden colour with huge, frothy, half-way asting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity hoppy, yeasty spicy, air freshener aroma, sweet-ish hints of peach, some citrus. Taste is tangy with sweet-ish biscuity malty basis, a touch of sugar powder, peppery yeasty spiciness, bitter hints of orange zest.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1450) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2015 Keg at Ox 184, and at later time a bottle. Pours slightly hazy pale golden. Aroma is yeast, some fruits, sth I cannot describe, spices. Flavour is that sth, spices, grass, yeast. Some berries. I think that sth characterising this beer, and familiar from some others as well, is the Sorachi ace.


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