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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour, Moderate bitter nice fruity flavr. Average modetate bitter finish. oily palaye.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5960) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Johns, Århus newyear tasting. Pours slightly hazy dark yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, fruity hops, peach, grapefruit. Flavor is malt, yeast, wood, tart apples, fruity hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, light acidic finish. 291213

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11130) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit and apple. Flavour is malt, fruit, apples, yeast, oak, brandy, medium sweet and a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and phenolic. Smooth fruity, peachy, mellow and crisp hoppy. Lingering. Smooth fruity and mellow yeasty into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, fruits, brett, malt, white wine and has a nice refreshing finish. Vinous

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11201) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 291213

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2901) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy yellow pour with foamy white pour, some apple action on the aroma, quite fruity taste, big apples, tartness and some cinnamon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle at home... Murky amber... Small white head.. Soft sweet floral juicy fruits... Zezty orange and pineapple...... Very juicy fruits... Massive fruits... Big big fruits... Soft yeast.... Really interesting

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2013
First up i love the original beer and the low/no carbonation of this ’premier cru’ did disappoint me a little. The beer itself does work despite the carbonation, the apple brandy and the original beer meet up well and there is a balance of flavours that does work. A huge dry finish and Wild Beer have another success.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timgburns (5) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
The aroma has a heavy brandy and mulled apple nose - very Christmasy but without being sickly. A rich slightly cloudy cider appearance of golden/amber. Taste is a rich balanced sour saison with sweet notes. Clean and fresh with a slight creamy and very long finish. No or very little carbonation. Try it before it goes!


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