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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Shepton Mallet, England

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottled, special
Part of the Barrel Trinity 2013 series - came about after a visit to the Somerset Cider Brandy Company at Burrow Hill where Julian Temperley showed us around his amazing farm. On smelling some of his used barrels we thought they would be the perfect vessel to age some of our Ninkasi in. The cider brandy flavours naturally combine beautifully with the apple flavours in the beer and the farmyard brettanomyces character in the beer has become more dominant. This is a beer we always wanted to make and we are delighted to say, it doesn’t disappoint. Not as highly carbonated as the "normal" Ninkasi, this is softer, more mellow, with a long lingering fruit character.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3023) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden with a whitish head. Tart fruityness, barnyard, sour apples and oaky sherry notes in aroma. Quite smooth. Sweet apple and boozy notes in taste. Hints of vanilla and lemon in the end.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2015
Have to say I am loving the offerings from this brewery. They are rich and complex and are pushing the boundaries. This beer/masterpiece is no exception. The brett characters while prevalent do not dominate the beer and integrate well with the subtle richness that just lingers on the palate. As it warms up it is becoming more honeyed and velvety.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 33cl bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-217) Thanks to Beerlover_Ben for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy blond beer, small irregular creamy white head, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, yeasty, bit funky, peaches, other fruits, overripe kiwi. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very funky, sourish, lemony, pretty dry, spicy touch, tart, bitter notes. Aftertaste: hoppy, lemony, some grapefruit, alcohol, pretty boozy, sour finish, bitter hops. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5404) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Keg at the craft beer co. Light hazed golden / straw coloured pour with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is subdued Belgian yeast esters, sweet apple, raisin and a hint of caramel. Flavour is vinous, grapey fruit, oak, tangy grape and Apple, semi sweet, grains with a hint of honey. Lingering wood tannin and a hint of metal / blood and tart funky grape fruit. . I think I prefer the original. Palate is medium full, highish spritzy carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Thanks to Beerlover_Ben! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. While I greatly appreciate a beer not having honey – nothing should honey ever in it – there is still something odd about calling an apple beer Ninkasi & it having no honey or grapes for that matter in it.Golden, huge floraters, lots of them; Nose is sour apple, light cider, pear, touch barn. Taste is sour apple, light dry cider mixed with some white sugar sweetness, brett, faint lemon, light mineral touch. Light carbonation, touch cider-like body. Way better & more interesting than the rather bland base beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10175) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015. Hazy a bit pale yellow golden color. Smell and taste malts, lightly sourish, lightly citrussy, lightly lemon and yellow fruits. Decent body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at RBBWG shared by beerlover_ben. Sour, lemon, yeast. Citrus, not too sweet. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ciderbilly (3) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
Bottled.Hazy orange colured with white head.Soury, green apple (dry cider), yeast.Integrated alcohol,well balanced with long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riktw (24) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
golden color, good amount of white foam. aroma of dry cider, sour wood and a bit of sour cherry. Very fruity beer, very nice :)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (2127) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Aroma: sour, cider, fruity. Appearance: slightly hazy, pale gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sours come up quickly, lively carbonation, sweet and sour apples, bitter and dry finish. Overall: quite an interesting beer, nice cider flavours. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.


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