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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, riped fruit, leather, apples. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, apple, leather - brett, wood, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131229]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39085) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottled@wPBFIII. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sour wood, some malts and mild earthy notes. Flavour is sour wood, some malts and spices with some nice tartness to it as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (22756) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. Hazy deep golden, lively head. Citric apple aroma. Tart with medium body and rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. Funky, green apples and bubblegum. Heated white pepper finish. Very spritzy, loads of green apples and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
27th December 2013
Lightly hazy gold beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light and a little airy. Light thin malt that carries a little cream, it integrates well with the mellow calvados. Light spirity tang, but no heat. Touch of vanilla. Finishes smooth and soft. Nicely done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20238) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17470) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up at Utobeer. Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. Rich pale malt nose, some Belgian yeast, ripe lemon. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of alcohol kick, sponge cake, orange meringue, caramelised sugars. Medium to full bodied with fairly lively carbonation. Mild warmth to finish, more citrusy meringue, slight yeast character, ripe lemon. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16111) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Leighton, 16/01/14. Lightly hazed golden with a moderate white covering. Nose is tangy green apple, woody orchard notes, citric fruits, yeast esters, tarte fruit skins, bitter orange. Taste comprises toffee apple, light booze, tarte fruits, dank orchard, light funk. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, warming booze in the closure. Ok affair, getting the cider twang from the BA, the booze is a little harsh in places though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (15973) - 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

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