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


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 (2099) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4018) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4111) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1345) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden ok white head lacing. Aroma is nice tropical mango malts. Taste is great sweet mango malts good tropical fruits nice lingering hoppy bitter finish. Nice sticky body. Very good stuff from the ever reliable brewery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10527) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, malt, hop. Flavour is yeast, malt, hop, citrus, pine, caramel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2119) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
17.04.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry resiny, pine needles, bark, hops, grass, light malts, moss, old leafs, thinner. Taste is slightly harsh resiny, bark, pine needles, cardboard, harsh hops, soil, lawn, old leafs, citrus peel. Longlasting bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1363) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Overall: Fresh, god hoppy stamina.
Note: On-tap at The Flying Dog. Reviewed 2014-07-11.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
Golden. Above medium amount of white head. Hop, resin, citrus and actually some alcohol flavour. Above medium bitter. Below medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer0clock (134) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Citrus, fragrant, golden amber, cloudy, miminal white head, some lacing, low carbonation, quite a nice fruity refreshing beer. It was quite pleasant. Bottle at mouton rouge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1511) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle Rehills Newcastle. Lovely sherbert lemon aroma, initially dry and woody on the tongue, but this quickly mellows into a jammy, slightly grassy flavour. Delicate and hoppy in the finish, with blackcurrant late on, which lingers nicely. Really fine burnt gold colour, this is a cracking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
StuartC (28) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Golden orange colour with slight haze and brilliant-white head with long perseverance. Aromas of dried hops, almost over-ripe/browning fruit, some soft woodiness, cumin seed and dried pineapple. Very soft texture, like liquid-cotton, as if undergone malolactic fermentation; with very delicate flavours of salted white chocolate and maybe a hint of dried apricot. The oiliness of the bitter hops returns with force through the finish creating a very herbal end note. The 5.5% abv is almost unnoticeable making this very, very easy drinking; a lovely beer, just a bit shy on the palate.

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