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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: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2605) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Aroma: Mild Apple Juice, Mild Yeast Appearance: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Apple Juice Tartness, Mild Yeast, Mild Breadiness Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying Tart, Mildly Drying

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6464) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 75cl bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a (2015-1077) Thanks to KansaiBeerLvrs for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy orange to yellow beer, very big aery white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, citrus, peaches, some grapefruit, mandarins. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, bit soapy, hoppy, citrus. Aftertaste: hoppy, bitter, grapefruit, soapy touch.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3343) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle from UtoBeer shared at Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Ninkasi 9% It’s a light opaque gold with a huge white head that was a slow gusher. It’s got a bright bready apple struddle aroma. Lovely soft body. Bitter metallic Bretty finish on a light Apple & wheat body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
2015-08-15. Crisp dark yellow body with a nice white head. 3+ Aroma is grassy and dry, spice notes . Flavour is a melange of spice and fruit notes, mild pale malt. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Very interesting but a bit much. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (448) - - AUG 22, 2015
Delicious. Shared a bottle with Martin. Lots of wild, tarty cooking apple taste against bitter hops, sweet malt and tangy yeast. It’s pretty wild on all fronts. Well done. Far from an ordinary brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleRider78 (198) - - AUG 19, 2015
Pours an insane amount of frothy bubbly head and has a hazy orangey light amber appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas are quite perfumy, some orange and citrus notes, spices. Flavours are weird mixture of apple/pear/orange and some yeast to give it some thickness. It’s like punching my palate with sweetness, bitterness, sourness and tartiness. It’s fairly good at first but has a bit of a soapy like mouthfeel in the finish, kind of a turnoff. Also, for a strong beer, it’s well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle @ Drink Rich’s American beer, thanks to KansaiBeerLvrs. Dorée léger toruble, col blanc crémeux tenace. Arôme au bouquet agréable offrant un houblonné fleuri et fruité, le tout présente moins le côté funk que l’on retrouve sur d’autres versions de Wild Beer. Palais est houblonné avec ce côté à cru. Les houblons sont plaisant et offrent de belles pointes fleuries. Le tout rappelle une bonne ’session ale’ malgré ses 9%. Pointe de levure sauvage, épicé et un léger fini levure belge laissant pensé à l’abricot mais avec une petite note funk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (866) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2015
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Uklar okerfarget,moderat karbonert med hvot skumtopp. Smaker gjær,champagne,eple,gress, appelsinskall,furunål. Meget fornøyelig

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2015
75cl bottle. Large white head atop cloudy light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lacto, lemon, straw, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some lacto, straw, light sour, funk, alcohol. Soft medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (311) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2015
Pours cloudy pale golden with fluffy white head. Fresh citrus, orange peel, spicy aroma. Medium low bitterness. Slightly grassy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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