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


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omega (778) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4745) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2885) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a cider-like apple fruity and citrus flavour, brandy/sherry notes and a warming, creamy vanilla, oak and spicy tart fruit finish. Tastes way below it’s 10% ABV, Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (5368) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Great Grog. Pours clear golden yellow, long lasting white head. Aromas of cider and brandy, boozy motherlover. More cider than beer. Bitter taste, light apple sweet, good balance. Loved this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (225) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Pours hazy golden color with frothy - but substantial - clean white head. Clean cider-apple aroma, without the unpleasant farmhouse notes. Almost like a perry with more depth thanks to some sherry, citrus notes and a dash of light malt. Fairly sweet flavor with citric-acid pangs. Yeast. Very light for the abv and extremely quaffable. Refreshing brett-sour dryness in the finish. A little warming alcohol in its wake. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3545) - 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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2211) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Hazy, dark straw colour. Film of white head. Homemade cider. Pear drops. Barley sugar. Some marzipan. Taste is woody dry. Some cider acidity. Underlying, toffee apple sweetness. Thick, vintage cideresque, chewy palate. Dry finish. Hint of sweetness remains, though. Comes across nowhere near 10%. The made up word "cideresque", looks lovely, I think.

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