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

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - MAY 9, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Lyric Soho London 03/05/13. A hazy blonde coloured beer with a bright white head. Another lovely hoppy beer. Great pale malt balance. Less citrussy tropical than the Tiny Rebel I had before this and the extra lick of alcohol is noticeable. Very tasty and drinkable again. Good stuff.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (748) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Fresh melon and mango flavour leading to a dry finish. A decent drop but not exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3432) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
330ml bottle, cheers Ash. Pours pale gold, light haze, thin white head. Aromas of light citrus, melon, mango. Taste is very bitter, light sherbet. Touch thin for the bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (211) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail

Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Nice easy going APA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5787) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, fruitiness, some apple and herbs. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some bitterness, citrus,lemon and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (978) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 18, 2014
From a 330ml brown bottle (nicely packaged). Cloudy straw yellow pour with medium white head. Heaps of fresh hops on the nose with grapefruit, pineapple, oranges, resin and pine needles dominating. Palate is slick and sessionable with a substantial dry hop bitterness that lingers but does not overpower. Quite impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4056) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4342) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1444) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10672) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (2137) - 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.


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