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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jvhemert (337) - Edinburgh, - DEC 31, 2012
AROMA: spruce, chocolate, nuts, roasty APPEARANCE: brown, hazy, white foam, TASTE: lightly sour, medium bitterness, PALATE: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, astringent, long finish, OVERALL: ok-brew, but suffers from american hops (spruce) and ill-balanced tastes.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1013) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (160) - - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1185) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15714) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markextrae (1483) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1424) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Strait and Narrow, Lincoln. Hazy Amber colour, whit a thick of white head. Aroma has malt and citrus. The is slightly sweet, with crtrus, pine and caramel, well balanced bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear amber, decent off-white head. Aromas of pale fruits, light citrus, toffee. Taste is more toffee, and a big grassy note. Medium body, sweet finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1328) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask in the Windsor Castle W8. Splendid ruby colour, thin head. Sweet caramel malty aroma, fruity hop. Initial thoughts were good but flavours seemed kind of muted, a sort of generic amber ale. Nice enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (2058) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle, Chester Beer & Wine. Reddy brown pour with a big foamy head. Nose of sweet malts, nuts and hop. A simiilar yarn flavour-wise with notes of toffee and spice alongside some decent enough hop bitterness. Teeters on the edge of mediocrity and not my favourite style really.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle 330ml
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, pone and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus, grape and pine finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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