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

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


stravale's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2648) - 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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dodo26 (18) - ITALY - JAN 28, 2016
Bevuta alla spina, di un colore dorato leggermente torbido, bella schiuma spumeggiate, buon profumo all olfatto ma al gusto quasi ferroso (penso fine del fusto)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mt_hall (180) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Bottled. Hazy amber/gold with a very small white head. Tropical fruit and some pine on the nose. A sweet, fruity start and a dry, hoppy, pine finish. Clean, well balanced, a little restrained, but good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23912) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Canned. Ambery orange colour with a mediumsized white head and quite rich carbonation. Aroma is zesty, some citrus, mild herbal and leafy notes along with some caramel maltiness as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, some mild leafy and sprucelike notes along with some sweet malts to give it some body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodbod (119) - SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2016
A can, on the train. Medium bodied, refreshing, with some fruity hop flavours and loads of bitterness. If only it were a bit weaker it would make a perfect session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smithld1 (89) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Can. Not a bad drop. Very drinkable and inoffensive. A healthy session drop but nothing to get excited about.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (406) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
Hazy golden pour with a nice fluffy white head with good retention. I happened to sip from the glass for 20 minutes or so, and a fine thin head still lingered. Super fresh smell, flowery hops, citrus and buckets of pine. The taste is bitter, of course, with notes of piny and citrusy hops, a bit of honey and a slight medicinal bitterness in the background that - surprisingly for me - fits the beer quite well. Great stuff, be sure to drink it fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
borre_m (879) - NORWAY - DEC 21, 2015
Pours cloudy golden, high carbonation. Aroma is hoppy, nice balanced hops, oine and grass. Taste is hoppy, citrus and grass. Nice apa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2410) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Burk 33 cl från Utobeer, London. Klar guldfärgad med ett vitt skum. Dofter av malt, karamell, apelsin och grapefrukt. Smakinslag av apelsin, grapefrukt, citron, tall och gräs. Stickig munkänsla. Medelbeska.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3083) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - NOV 23, 2015
Orangish color with a whiet head with medium retention. Aroma has notes of orange, some grapefruit and resin hops. Flavor has a decent bitterness, fruity notes dominated by orange peel notes. Good bitterness in the final with good duration.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerjock (38) - - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle from flavourly, tropical and pine aromas, pours a hazy copper colour with a thin white head. A nice crisp refreshing beer with a satisfying bitterness.


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