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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 226   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 (2834) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2016
Can from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Fresh floral nose with juicy hops. Very pale hazy apple juice color. Hoppy initial, with an unusual salty note, light malt, NZ hops, and a light balanced finish. Thin body. The fresh hop character really comes through well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PABen (4) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2016 does not count
330ml bottle, Pours hazy yellow, little/no head, fresh&fruity aromas, not a lot of taste, very pale. Fairly enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2016
Can. Grassy wheat nose with grapefruit and sweat. Salty, wheat, like a saltine, grass. Crisp and lightly tart. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dahlstrom (315) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Can @Borough Market, London. Moderate hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, malty caramel and toffee. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body. Average carbonation. Medium+ bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob19a (98) - - SEP 6, 2016
Fresh hop heavy beer. Very nice indeed if a little one dimensional. Very pale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Shared 330 ml can. Pours a hazy pale golden color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, with citrus and pineapple notes and hints of pine. Similar taste. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (555) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Aroma: deliciously floral with lemony hops; Appearance: hazy yellow pour with thin white head that persists; Taste: not incredibly complex but nicely balanced, clean and flavorful; great bitter bite at the end; Palate: light bodied; Overall: quite good; would definitely get again if not prohibitively expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martpez (128) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Couldnt find the batch no unfortunately. Its pretty hopped but without any real pine or punch. The texture is lovely and a subtlety at the end. Pretty decent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (441) - 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 (593) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 23

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50