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


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

stravale's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle from Tomlinsons, Inverness [120213]
Amber, slight head, frothy white head that dissipates to thin coasting, touch of lacing
Aroma soft grassy hops, herbal notes, dab of nettle, very slight celery hint
Taste soft grassy hops, cut plant stems, slight herbal, light pale malt background, some citrus in there but the fairly spicy plant stem taste is masking it, getting a touch more celery-like flavour - unusual - tbh it doesn’t taste that great
Palate medium carb, medium body. Finish as main flavour, some more zest comes through with a moderate bitter bit spicy linger
Overall - Came across as quite herbal to me and less of those big citrus hops, also some plant stem in there, bit unusual.... i’ve had far better beers with NZ hops.....getting underwhemled with these beers....liking it less with the drinking....intially 3.3 down to 2.9

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olsvammel (4121) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle from a ferry to Åland. Hoppy and fruity but also a bit unclean. Similar taste, some light citrus. Light to medium bitterness. Drinkable but lacks hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (797) - ITALY - JUL 29, 2015
In bottiglia. Aroma erbaceo, frutta gialla, leggero terroso. Al palato corpo leggero, scorre veloce e gustosa con sentori di erba, fiori, pesca, albicocca e nota terrosa e rustica finale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scottishchris (424) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Can from beer hive. Yellow gold, clear. Big frothy white head. Surprisingly bready nose, fresh light tropical fruit. Sweet, very soft carbonation. Medium body, a little sticky. Clementine and sweet citrus. Light dry bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1608) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Hazy orange with a small white soapy head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Medium bitterness with some fruity tones and a dry hoppy finish. Pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, spices and hay. A tasty hoppy brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clockk (187) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2015
Sabor a diacetilo y amargor medio. Olor a diacetilo. Espuma poco consistente.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit and mango. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, peaches, mangos, orange and caramel. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (618) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2015
On Tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 07/07/2015 Color ámbar, aromas cítricos, carbonatacion alta, final amargo y seco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (442) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Cloudy orange, thin white head. Medium body. Nose has pine and lots of fruit. Taste has citrus, orange, grapefruit, with a bit of orange peel bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5308) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle: Amall white head. Almost clear yellow beer. Aroma is hoppy, hop acidity, hop fruits, resin, pine and exotic fruit. Flavour is good bitter and hoppy, strong hop fruit and some hop acidity... Aftertaste is hop bitter fruit tones. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, bit more than medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
330ml. in a La chouffe tulip. Yes the nose is as fresh as Carlton Banks on the Fresh Prince . tropical fruit (maybe lychee , mandarin ,also orange peth) bready , sugary hops . grassy. its a vibrant aroma . murky orange with just a small ring of white head . All the crap I have mentioned in the nose is there in the flavour..with a dry bitterness ..Chewy and easy to boost !

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