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

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A hoppy ruby red ale at heart, this uplifting beer raises a classic British style to new heights. Sometimes itís right to deviate from the normal, the average or the traditional. Sometimes itís 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.


EdKing's rating

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (1875) - London, Greater London, - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle from Market Row Wines drunk at home. Colour is clear ruby dark brown, very large foam off white head which dissipates to medium after one minute. Nose is like a new world IPA. Lots of citrous grapefruit and orange, caramel, toasty grain, herbal. Taste surprisingly doesnít have the IPA bitter citrous kick I was expecting. Malty, caramel, minerally, slight green hop bitter, slight spicy kick, slight carbonic acidic. It has a sort of chalky minerally acidic tang and lingering finish which Iím not hugely keen on.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2574) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - amber with some red hue going on. Big fluffy head. Nose - initially too cold so only getting hops - grapefruit. Then as it warms some smoke followed by some burnt toffee comes to the fore. Taste - citrus sweets and as it warms the toffee comes through. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - decent to good amber.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1802) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Draught at BrewDog, Shepherdís Bush on 23 July. Poured amber, with a dense white head. Aroma of grain, berries and yeast. Bready malt flavours, with some straw and pine. Finish was dry with some resin and hay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper, citrus fruity taste and dry toffee finish, little woody.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (779) - - JUL 3, 2014
Una red ale come si deve, a tutto tondo. Non aggressiva e bilanciatissima: gusto con note floreali e citriche che danzano su uno sfondo maltato e caramellato, finale amaro persistente. Molto buona!!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maris (989) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 21/6/2014. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a huge uneven foamy head. The aroma features some caramel, bread and dark fruit, with some metallic and basement notes. These elements repeat when you take a sip, with a sharp fruitiness most prominent, along with a tart, slightly harsh bitterness closing things out. Has a medium body and is slightly over-carbed. This one just doesnít really work for me - it lacks balance, and the flavours just donít seem properly integrated. Disappointing given that other beers from this brewer have tended to be good to excellent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coranc (28) - IRELAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Deep red ale. Fruit cherry aroma. Sweet malty finish. High carbonation, 2.5? hop aftertaste. Decent offering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (427) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 12, 2014
330 ml bottle drank @ Les Vignerons, served in a shaker glass. Light amber, quite hazy, with a big, creamy, off-white head. Fresh and aromatic nose, notes of tropical fruits, citrus, caramel malts, a hint of pine, slightly toasted, light nuttiness. Big big bitterness, especially for an amber ale. Clean, malty enough, with a long, slighty resinous, lingering hoppy finish. Perhaps a bit too fizzy and harsh for the style. Average to lively carbonation, light to medium body, creamy texture. Pleasent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshuaStranger (161) - - APR 10, 2014
Pours a dark red with off-white frothy head. Aroma is a bit of caramel,hints of grass and citrus hops. Taste is carameel,malts,some hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1395) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Great ruby brown colour great beige head and lacing. Slight citrus hop aroma. Nice malts and hops well balanced mild bitter finish. Decent body. Nice stuff


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