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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8391) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dexcansino (390) - Andalucía, SPAIN - APR 14, 2014
Cerveza anaranjada con escasa espuma. Una delicia de sabor para el poco alcohol que tiene. Acaramelada, cítrica, fondo amargo. Gas muy vivo en la boca, algo grasa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5201) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
Draught at en Öl- och Whiskymässa 2014. Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy and bread maltiness with some floral hops. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Dry, low to medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Cask, gravity at The Grapes, Oxford, Saturday 12th April 2014 Wonderfully floral hoppy beer a superb beer to drink alongside an equally stunning XT XPA both on cask gravity. Nice bittersweet bite, really lovely beer. Too lazy to do a good write up, but loved this. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sad24 (32) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Golden colour, subtle aroma, nice and hoppy but not over the top on the palate, slightly woody

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (242) - SPAIN - APR 3, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color dorado. Sabor a lupulo, citrico, amargo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
330ml bottle from The Grumpy Goat in Reading. Tight foamy head. Great flowery aroma. Honey and lemon citrus. Wild garlic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpgibbon (201) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Keg at Holyrood 9A. Had better versions of this. Fairly middling pale with usual characteristics present and correct. Little foamy in the mouthfeel , medium bitterness, some malt. Creamy bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2113) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2014
On cask at the Bow Bar. Appearance - golden orange with a nice head. Nose - fresh alright. Lots of mandarin. Taste - a bit more challenging. Burnt orange and some pithy bitterness. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry finish. That said some sweetness does come along again and this takes away from the balance. Overall - nice interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (645) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Cask at Leicester CAMRA Beer Festival 2014. Blonde ale with a citrus, indeed "fresh" aroma . Taste is quite strongly bitter but also very fruity - excellent balance with a ginger hoppiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (6345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ My parents
Pours hazy golden with a huge off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, orange, pine and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft to fizzy


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