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Wild Beer Fresh

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


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4044) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big pine, resin, and fruity hops, some zesty lemon, hint of caramel and liquorice. Flavour is big fruity piney zesty hops, hint of malt. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2389) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Light amber color, small head. Aroma is very grassy. Tastes very bitter, with grassy and crispy notes of tomahawk hop I think. Quite harsh, needs more fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (230) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Cask Stillage at Dudley Beer Festival 27/11/14 Amber beer with a white head, Very prominant Hop aroma and taste, Citrus fruits, straw. Very good tasty freshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1203) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle from Moo Bar, Penrith. Pours golden with big white froth. I’d had a hoppy Brew by Numbers beer before and this was lost. Hops fought through to my taste buds in the end. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3458) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2014
33cl bottle. Bbe 230315. Pours hazy amber, thick white head, lasting. Fruity, herbal aroma, some plastic notes as well as citrus coming later. Flavor has herbs, citrus fruits, hopjuice. Hoppy, dry, bitter. Could be fruitier. Needs more body. Refreshing stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JorgeLee (1270) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Keg in Tap East. Hazy yellow gold, served really really cold. But it’s bland. Doesn’t really taste of anything even after some desperate warming up manoeuvres. Some bitterness, but any hop freshness seems to have gone. Dunno if I’m in a funny mood here but seem to be picking a lot of crappy beers tonight!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6522) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours hazy orange color with a large frothy head. Very fruity aroma with some tropical hints, floral hops and some sweet caramel also. Citric fruits and gooseberries on the flavor, some resinous hops and hop oils, mild hay notes. Very refreshing and fruity, a delight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (752) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Fresh melon and mango flavour leading to a dry finish. A decent drop but not exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (240) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail

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

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