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


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
33 cl bottle @ wPBF Ⅲ
vertical with basic Ninkasi
Aroma is musty with ripe apricot and some white wine tones. Slightly acidic feeling here. Flavour is tart and acidic with citrus, orange, white wine and some yeasty tones. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2358) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
A slow gusher. Orange hazy, big white frothy head. Smell of yeast esters, clove, hints of funk, spices, apple and tiny hints of oak. Moderate sweet, a clear strike of apple cider and booze, then some spices and malts next, then hints of oak and brandy, and at last some funky fruity parts. Ends off with a moderate bitterness. A well balanced beer. The apple cider brandy barrelling works quite well i think. The beer is quite refreshing and fruity without being sour or boozy. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (661) - - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Cloudy yellow ale with brown particles and glossy thick white head. Aroma is sour apple and dry, very cidery. Taste is sour and and sweet, but with a definite beer malty bitterness. Slight carbonation and thinnish body. Wasn’t sure when I smelt it, but it’s actually really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (2041) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
small bottle sample, poured a deep golden colour with a white head. sour apple, brett, oak, vanilla, barnyard, green apple, citrus, sweet caramel, some vinegar, and slightly tart, def. more going to a cider instead of a belgian strong ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4623) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Nose is yellow apples, cider, wood, straw, metal, vanilla and hints of pale malts and farmhouse funk in the back. Taste is apple peel, brandy, wood, pale malts, bretty funk tones and hints of straw, hay, muscat grapes, alcohol and white sugar. Medium to full body, medium to soft carbonation. Smooth, original, intriguing and elegant; I’m starting to like the adventures of Wild Beer more and more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1134) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Keg at Jack in the Box, Altrincham. Hazy gold with a fleeting white cap. Aroma shows off the barrel influence well enough. The taste is nicely poised between apple freshness and barrel notes. Lingering fruity end and a slight heat. Wouldn’t guess it was 10% either. Regular Ninkasi was one of the surprises of the year for me, and whilst this throws in a new dimension I think the lovely tart freshness of the original wins out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2231) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Keg tapped Leeds. Hazy gold slight head. Aroma is apples barnyard taste same great tartness with a good beer bitter finish. Ok body. I can see where there going with this cider beer who wouldn’t like it!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2758) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
21.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry fruity, yellow apples, light malts, yeast, hay, wheat, flowers, hints of bubblegum. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, flowers, oak, minerals, hay, sour apples, apple skin, yeast, grass. Medium bitteress, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Backlog rating. Bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is baked apples, funky, tart citrus, vanilla. Taste is mild sweet medium tart with more baked apples, funk, hay, citrus, vanilla and wood. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Tart apple nose, sweet and fizzy, rich toffee and apple, interesting.

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