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


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RATINGS: 73   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omega (898) - 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 18/20
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle: Hazy yellow. Small white head. Aroma wood, wild yeast, apple fruit, barnyard, wild fruity, pight cellar and lacto tones. Flavour is lovely clean fruity with some clean yeast. Saisonic, spice, peppery, light dry, herbal and grainy. Nice. With a touch of wood. Aftertaste is woody, malty, yeasty and light fruity. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full body.

   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (4423) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours hazy gold with modest cream head. Taste is hugely complex with a big brett character and a delicate bramley apple / cider influence following you throughout, pushed through by a sparkling carbonation. Intensely captivating blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8211) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TSJEEFKE (2) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2015 does not count
Nice yellow colour to start with. The smell is refreshing with hints of apple, funky Brettanomyces and some oak. Taste is softly sour with some white grapes, very fine carbon dioxide. Beautiful dry finish. To some extent this reminds me of champagne, due to it’s elegance and mouthfeel. Nice one!

   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 (4533) - 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 (9546) - 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 (226) - 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.

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