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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: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4818) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
330 ml bottle. Almost clear golden body with a nice, medium sized white head. Aroma is grassy and spicy with mild malt. Flavor is sweetish malt, a bit harsh bitterness, herbal and grassy. Medium body with a sharp herbal/grassy bitter aftertaste. Somehow decent, but I have a strong suspicion that this is not a fresh bottle as the intention of this brew. Will try to re-rate if possible.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2730) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
1/3 flight sample@Hack & Hop, London - fuzzy golden pour with white head. Citrus fruity hoppy and malty aroma and taste, mandarin, lemon, straw, some grassy and floral nuances, medium carbonation, refreshing, hoppy bitter finish. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (766) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
Cask. Pour is light amber with a thin frothy head, aroma is fruity, sweet. Taste is fruity, citrus, mango, bitter. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6040) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours hazy golden brown with an off white head. Aroma of pine, resinous hops, weeds and a little fruitiness. Flavor is light sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Big resinous tree sap hop palate. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6059) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin white head. Very hazy blond pour. Pine hoppiness in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1679) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle in the Hemmelvaart Beer Café, Bedale. Blond with a white head. Fresh hoppy aroma. The taste is pine with caramel and light spice. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (3763) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
On tap at the BeerTemple. Clear gold pour with medium frothy white head. Aroma is weird, really a lot of weed but in a very grassy sense, not so much dank hop, really leafy, light skunk actually. Taste is bitter, light caramel backbone, hoppy. Palate is med bodied, light booze, med carbonation. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy pale golden, nose is floral, orange, taste is bitter, lots of flavour. Sweet .

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (436) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
Draught @ Wildeman, Amsterdam. Orange golden, slightest hazy, pour. Modest head, medium bubbles. Full nose: grass, buttercups, hemp. Sweetish start, cinnamon brioche. Hempy hop takes over leading to nice bitter hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10791) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
Keg @ Beer Temple. Golden color. Hints of hay, vanilla and citrus in the aroma. Firm grassy citric hopbitter flavor with vanilla and wild berries. Oily finish. Very nice and tasty.


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