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Wild Beer Ninkasi

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


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3316) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2015
Draft at the Craft Bar PCB. I thought this might be a wild styled sour but it turned out to be a tasty Belgian strong ale. Sweet with a hint of lemon tart citrus and syrup. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (486) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 19, 2015
A cloudy dark yellow colour with an impressive and long lasting head of foam. The nose is funky with the usual suspects for the style...cloves, wheat. .then the apple juice comes into play. That adds the tiniest bit of tart fruit. The taste is also funky and has some spicy notes right up to the finish where the apple adds some fruity tartness but more distinctly, an extreme dryness. Light bodied with very active carbonation. I have to say after the first couple of sips, I considered this to be a potential drain pour. Palate familiarity finally set in and I was able to stick it out, so to speak. Iduna Cru still doesn’t fit in to my comfort zone so there will be no more bottles for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3017) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep golden with a small, off-white head. Aroma of orange, lemon, apples, yeast and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Ale indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is apples, honey, light malts, floral notes, and light funk. Flavor is apple juice, soft malt profile, light wheat, faint pear, and faint champagne notes. Medium body and heavy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1306) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thin layer of cream colored head. Aroma is tart with hints of fruit. Taste similar with some yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1356) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2843) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4396) - 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 .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2986) - 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.

   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.

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