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Style: American Pale Ale
Shepton Mallet, England

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2525) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (8701) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2015
bottle from M&S Exeter. Hazy golden with a tall white head and an intensive hop aroma. Medium-bodied, good malty base delivering delicious aromatic fruity hops. Anytime again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2587) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
330ml can from Ales by Mail. Pours hazy gold. Taste is bright citrus, not particularly fresh-tasting but has a good soft citrus fruitiness. A good easy-drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2099) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
Can at home. Aroma of grass, lemon, citrus, tropical fruit notes, cactus, hops. Flavour is medium bitter. Body is medium. Very crisp and sharply grassy, not your typical APA aroma, but definitely refreshing and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Hazy gold pour with a white head. Sweet citrus and peach aroma. Bags of fruit in the flavour leading to a citrus twist in the finish. Tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (24) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
- Looks pretty cloudy. - Nose: slight citrus (clementine) + slight pickled onion crisp tang; a tad sour. - Body: soft lemon, slight sea-water sourness. - Finish: med-long – dwells on slightly sour note. - Nicely balanced + hoppy pale ale, with a slight ‘golden ale’ malt vibe too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (814) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2015
Quite subtle and balanced, but really good. Lots of citrus, a little zing, bitterness... Good beer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jaan-P (2) - ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2015 does not count
0.33l bottle from Stockholm-Turku ferry. Pretty nice drink for summer days. Slight notes of fruit in taste. I dont like too hoppy stuff and this one is nicely balanced. If I can, I’ll buy it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (372) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Pours cloudy orange with a big, foamy head. Aroma of sharp citrus, lemon, orange that kind of thing, and pine. The taste is a like a lemon, herb and butter sauce with a malty backbone and a bitter finish. I like what they’ve done.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olsvammel (4241) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (843) - 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


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