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


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 (2733) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (429) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016
Fresh hoppy aroma. Tropical hint. Quite enjoyable mouth feel but too flat. Does it have to do with the can packaging?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (524) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
330ml bottle. Hazy pale golden yellow colour with a two finger frothy white head. Aroma: citrus hops, lemon, pale malt. Taste: lemon, citrus hops, pale malt, bit of pine, light-moderate bitterness. Fairly dry finish. Light body. Good beer, though not as exciting as the label makes it out to be.
Also, label tells you not to age it but doesn’t give a bottling date or a BB date so I have no idea just how fresh this bottle of Fresh actually was.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allanmb (168) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Pours clear golden with decent white head. Aromas of slight sour yeast with biscuit and grassy hops. Medium carbonation and fairly light mouth feel. Taste is crisp, slight biscuit and lemon zest with pine hops in the background. Finish is medium bitter and pretty dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (243) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2016
Aromas a pino y cítrico Buen aspecto un poco turbia capa de espuma fina Balanceada con final seco y amargo pero muy suave Muy bebible ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2126) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2016
230716. Can at Sarpa. Pours hazy yellow with a nice head. Aroma floral notes. Light body. Nice balance. Refreshing. Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (1386) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Some kiwi and lime on the aroma, a light apa, with a lemon finish, very easy drinking .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1752) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark golden clear body with white head. Aroma is malts with fruits and hints of pines. Taste is malty with some slight pine and fruit notes. Aftertaste is malts with nice bitterness. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (114) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours a light golden yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon and pine. Flavour is much of the same with a medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (779) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
Appearance is golden, cloudy, a bubbly white head which leaves some lacing. Aroma is fresh hops, floral notes, oranges, citrus fruit, grapefruit, spices, pineapple. Taste- smooth bitter hops, fruit juice, lemon meringue pie, summer fruits, short finish. Mouthfeel is juicy, with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (613) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
Draft. Cloudy amber body, medium white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruits, lime. Similar flavour. Medium bitter dry lime finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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