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Wild Beer Fresh

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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: American Pale Ale
Shepton Mallet, England

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

We have a passion for flavour and a lust for hops — this frisky, fragrant pale ale is the result. Whilst consistency is (rightly) the benchmark of most beers, we’ve gone Wild with Fresh and thrown away the rulebook. Every six months we source some of the most exciting hops from both the northern and southern hemispheres, which means two hop harvests and two excitingly different hop profiles.
Given the unpredictability of each harvest we’ll leave it to you to discover the individual aromas and tastes, but you’ll be guaranteed a punchy hop character alongside an appetising bitterness and a crisp dry finish that will send you back for more. This is a beer we like to drink all through the year. We think you will too.
The first brew of Fresh has copious amounts of New Zealand hops in it. We particularly love the sherbet lemon aromas in the Southern Cross.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3416) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2014
33cl bottle. Bbe 230315. Pours hazy amber, thick white head, lasting. Fruity, herbal aroma, some plastic notes as well as citrus coming later. Flavor has herbs, citrus fruits, hopjuice. Hoppy, dry, bitter. Could be fruitier. Needs more body. Refreshing stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JorgeLee (1250) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Keg in Tap East. Hazy yellow gold, served really really cold. But it’s bland. Doesn’t really taste of anything even after some desperate warming up manoeuvres. Some bitterness, but any hop freshness seems to have gone. Dunno if I’m in a funny mood here but seem to be picking a lot of crappy beers tonight!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6396) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours hazy orange color with a large frothy head. Very fruity aroma with some tropical hints, floral hops and some sweet caramel also. Citric fruits and gooseberries on the flavor, some resinous hops and hop oils, mild hay notes. Very refreshing and fruity, a delight.
3415

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (750) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Fresh melon and mango flavour leading to a dry finish. A decent drop but not exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
330ml bottle, cheers Ash. Pours pale gold, light haze, thin white head. Aromas of light citrus, melon, mango. Taste is very bitter, light sherbet. Touch thin for the bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (221) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail

Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Nice easy going APA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, fruitiness, some apple and herbs. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some bitterness, citrus,lemon and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1032) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 18, 2014
From a 330ml brown bottle (nicely packaged). Cloudy straw yellow pour with medium white head. Heaps of fresh hops on the nose with grapefruit, pineapple, oranges, resin and pine needles dominating. Palate is slick and sessionable with a substantial dry hop bitterness that lingers but does not overpower. Quite impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4172) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orange body with a medium white head. Aroma is freshly cut grass, hay, mild citrus, hints of cactus and melon. Taste is grass, pine, melon, hints of resin and mild red berries. Medium body and carbonation. Very fresh and lovely pale ale, as promised, from Wild Beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4751) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle - Old - Lemon and skunk. Hazy gold with a decent head. Effervescent, bright flavors, light bitterness and a bit dusty. Fresh would likely be better.


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