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Wild Beer Ninkasi

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


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 (itís the Wild way!) ó 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Hazy golden color. Creamy white head. Full body, lots of funk and farmhouse, a touch of spice. Heavy. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (784) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Keg at Euston Tap, London. Hazy pale golden shade with an enormous fluffy white head. It clings on forever. Aroma hints at slightly wild brett notes. Apples come through nicely in the taste. Drinks super easy for the strength. Clean, classy, nicely balanced. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a yellow thick haze with white fluffy top coat. Aroma was full of apple fruit and a little funk. Taste is very carbonated with fruit chunks and weird spice finish. More of a juice than a beer feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Fresh fruity pineapple lemon, yeasty and light spicy aroma. Cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Tart citrus, bitter lemon peel, slightly funky yeasty, and spicy flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghendrix (108) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 11, 2014
75cl bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours cloudy orange yellow with a big pillowy white head. Aromas of pale apples (O RLY?), Belgian farmyard funk, grain, hay, floral and citrus hops. Slightly sour, light sweetness, medium bitterness. Nice dry profile, long crisp finish with some hop bitterness. Fairly lively, not as much as expected though. Medium body. Liked this, served before dinner in flutes as a sparkling wine, went down well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2014
One Mile House, NYC tap ($8): Pours a yellow orange color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, apple cider vinegar, some tart aromatic notes. Taste is lightly sour. I donít think it is too much or too little for what this beer is trying to do. Some light hops. There are a lot of things going on in this beer at the same time. the balance and the mesh isnít top notch. That said, this is probably the best I have had from the brewers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a hazy/murky gold with a thick white head. Aroma of bitter tropical fruit, white grapes, funk and apples. Taste is dry, apples, white wine, funk and wheat. Very different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8432) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 33cl ][ t0rin0 ][ Tasting ][ Globe ][ 8.2.14 ]
>> Bright, hazy straw pour with pillowy white foam. Nose is soft, lemon, pear, mild apple. Taste is bubbly, yellow apple, simple, mild sugar. Clean and drinkable. Canít really knock it except it isnít a Belgian Strong Ale. There is no way this is 9%. Try 4%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Fuckin bubbles!?! .. Pours out pear juice .. Fruit skin, lots of Apple, yeast .. Very dry .. Easy going and no sign of the abv ... Decent .. . . Barrel making is a lost art, like flying a kite or pretending to like people around you..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tselloufc88 (130) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Cloudy orange in appearance, massive head! Aroma is if apples, some grapefruit and fruity yeasty funk. Taste is apples, orange, bitter spices. Not too sour, but pretty bitter. More beer then champagne, but I like the light spritzyness on the tongue afterwards. Good and interesting.

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