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


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RATINGS: 92   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.

jvhemert's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jvhemert (336) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15378) - 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 (1348) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1209) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4442) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1294) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8407) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (201) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at home listening to Maximo Park "A Certain Trigger". Grassy hop aroma. Hoppy taste, subtle spicy nose, leads to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1027) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
330ml botte, pours amber with an off white head. Nice bready malt backbone, bit of rye perhaps, a bit of smoke and a citrus zing . Balanced beer, light body, thin feel, lively carbonation, finish medium bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1083) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 An outstanding English-style red ale. From a 330ml bottle it pours hazy copper-amber with a frothy light beige head of good duration and lacing. Heaps of fresh hops on the nose with citrus, orange, grass and leather on top of a robust toasty caramel malt bill. Palate is malty and moderately sweet with a refreshing citrusy hop bitterness that lingers. Medium bodied with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Lovely.

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