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Wild Beer Ninkasi

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

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bubbles + Apples + Wild Yeast photo (16) Named after the ancient Greek goddess of beer, this is an equally divine Belgian-style saison with a copious amount of New Zealand hops, freshly harvested Somerset apple juice and wild yeast added to the mix. However, we like to take things just that bit further (it’s the Wild way!) — once bottled the beer undergoes a secondary fermentation with champagne yeast, giving it a brisk spritziness on the tongue. Serve chilled in a champagne flute to allow the bouquet of playfully aromatic notes to be fully appreciated. Take a sip to enjoy a further cascade of striking and sensuous flavours alongside the carefree champagne-like spritziness. The long, dry finish is both refreshing and complex.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1035) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
22.1.2015. Completely hazy yeast-mix-looking. Aroma of yeast, lemon, sour apples, herbs. Taste has citrus, yeast, home wine. Saison-lambic mixture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Keg at Bat. Cloudy pale golden with white head. Aroma is sharp, some apple, alcohol. Tastebif sharp apple and some alcohol. Quite hot and a little tart

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4242) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2015
Pours unclear yellow, small white head . Smell is floral , bit sour . Honey aspects as well . Taste is tart apples , very grassy .

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2918) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2015
It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of citrusy hops, malt and some straw. The taste was sweet with hints of malts, lemons and citrusy hops with a bitter finish. Wow.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2015
Poured into a taster glass showing a bright lemon peel yellow with a finger of a white foam. The nose shows a lot of lime zest and notes of black pepper in between. The palate shows is very light bodied with a high carbonation. The taste shows a very strong apple and lemon forwardness with a slight tartness. There’s a slight champagne style yeasty bitterness surrounding the whole beer and in the background.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (508) - - JAN 31, 2015
Keg at the broadfield, sheffield. Very slightly Hazy pale yellow, small lacy white head. Aroma is apples and rhubarb can get some sweet strawberry too. Taste is lovely, wild beer sourness but balanced with fruity sweetness and a good hoppy punch on the back of the tongue. Effervescent with a nice medium body. Excellent, best wild beer Co I’ve had.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours golden amber, very sweet, a bit too sickly I think.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
airrick2003 (605) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Appearance: this beer pours almost all head, the head is beige and settles into a very dense thick head, the beer is a hazy orange color Aroma: strong apple, alcohol, plum Taste: some pale malt, alcohol, plum even, very faint apple, has a bitterness to it as well, Palate: lively carbonation, light mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, leaves mouth dry Overall: if nothing else this is a unique beer, I like it, the Apple Aroma made me a bit surprised when I actually tasted it because it has so much more than apple flavors, it is high in abv so drink slow, could hide the alcohol Taste better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
January, 15, 2015. Bottle at home, courtesy of Beersiveknown, thanks Steve!
Hazy pale yellow with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma is tart citrus, green apples, rosemary, earthy, white pepper and grain. Taste is tart fruity, earthy, light bitter, light sweet. Finish is dry earthy and herbal. Medium bodied, average to high carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1451) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Quite enjoyable. A great medley of flavors. Some Belgian. Some fruit. Sufficient carbonation. Recommended. Quaffable.


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