Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Amber Ale
Shepton Mallet, England


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A hoppy ruby red ale at heart, this uplifting beer raises a classic British style to new heights. Sometimes it’s right to deviate from the normal, the average or the traditional. Sometimes it’s right to embrace the new, the exciting and the different. Try our Beer and Cheese Soup recipe or drink this beer at a BBQ (or with a Sunday roast) when the malt and the meat will dance together on your tastebuds. Citrus and floral notes from the aromatic New World hops perform a spectacular balancing act against the rich and robust smooth caramel and bready sweetness of the traditional English malts, before a long, moreish and crisp citrus finish leaves you gasping for more.

stravale's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2517) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle from Tomlinsons, Inverness [140213]
Dark copper brown, thin white head, little lacing
Aroma - Fusty caramel malts, old apple skin, slightly perfumy, odd aroma
Taste of citrus hop, some roasted malts, touch of nuts, bit of grass, some apple core, caramel malt, touch floral, rather haphazard
Palate - Medium carb, light to medium body. Palate soft bitter sweet. Finish is fairly bitter, some twigs in there, touch of citrus hop and some roast in the finish, slight odd bitter flavour on the tail
Overall - The aroma was rather strange to be honest, came across as a rather uneven mish-mash. It’s drinkable yes, but wasn’t great - needs a fair amount of tweaking

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5823) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle from de Molen beershop, batch 177SF BB 06/08/15, large sample. Clear copper color, short off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrussy hops, slight spicy, bit molasses. Slight malty bitter, bit roast, dry. Bit citrussy, touch of ginger. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5499) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
330 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Caigny. BBF 06/08/2015. Light hazy dark brownish amber, spotty mocha / tanned head. Nose is light pine hops, chewy malts, some caramel, toffee, hops are clear. Taste is lightly bitter, touch metallic bit thin malt, caramel malt, light herbal malts, light pleasant toffee, candy aftertaste, light herbal metallic,… Touch thin body. Caramel. Decent but could be richer but that would probably require more malts, higher ABV etc. Feels a bit emptry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2612) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Pours hazy dark amber with low off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, malt, citrus, fruits. Taste is of bitterness, earth, slightly hars, caramel. Palate: medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Just slightly sticky. Overall: Good. Special. Somewhat harsh. English.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle 330 ml from Coppers 8 till 8, Newcastle. Shared with JFK10000. Dark amber with tan head. Caramel malts and lots of citrus hops in aroma. Fruity and hoppy flavor with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3278) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
(Wild Beer Scarlet Fever) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a glass tankard, ABV 4.8% Red amber colour on the body, small off-white head sitting on top, good density and retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma of tofffee, caramel, red fruits, hops. Nice taste although flavours are a bit faint. Caramel, malts, red fruits, strawberry jam, some hops offering a nice bitterness, carrying on to the aftertaste. Ashy finish. Medium thin body, good carbonatio, quite dry palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1823) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
15.2.2015. Dark ruby colour. Aroma of red berries, hops, toffee, citrus hops. Hoppy taste with wood, berries, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (241) - - FEB 19, 2015
Schokobraun, leichter schaum, trüb, Zitrus hopfig in der Nase, mit leichten Malz Untertönen. Frisch lm Antrunk, relativ leichter Körper, angenehme Hopfen Citrus bittere, wenig Malz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1332) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
On tap at Dorking beer fest. Pours a slightly cloudy light ruby/dark red. Aroma is malts and pine/resin. Quite dry. Malty at first followed by tart pine/hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at Birratrovo, Como
Dark red amber color with medium head. Some aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Round mouthfeel, good caramel flavor, but then there is some dusty coffeish dark malt; some resins from the hops, but they are hidden. Roasted and ashy malts in the final.
Not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markextrae (2178) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
small bottle sample, poured a cloudy amber colour with a off head. malts, citrus, bread, toffee and caramel, lemon zest, some smoke, pine, grains, dry finish, not really my type of beer that i like

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