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Wild Beer Somerset Wild

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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Keg, occasional
Spontaneously fermented berlinner weisse inspired beer. "the yakult of beers". Lactobacillus, pediococcus, brettanomyces. Wild apple starter to generate the fermentation organisms.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lkyler505 (3) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
The Somerset Sour Ale’s crisp, acidic flavor was exactly as I had hoped and well worth the downtown Albuquerque $7 price. If you prefer your chicken sautéed in a lemon caper sauce and you gravitate towards tart Granny Smith apples, then this British import is for you. The hazy, pale, yellow ale with its refreshing light carbonation had enough zing to make me want to go back for more. citrus, astringent,

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
N_alghanem (2) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
Great sour beer. Although it's a bit on the tart side. It's what I'd expect a sour to taste like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (684) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
From a bottle, pours cloudy pale yellow, light funk and lemon aroma, with a zesty, Apple finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8170) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tasted during Nepenthia. 500ml bottle. Mostly clear pale yellow color. Thin white head. Loose bits of lace. Great bright tart apple aroma, and funk. Nice bigger sour taste, light sweet. Lighter body, lighter carbonation, mild dry finish. Very pleasant apple sour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1902) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Aroma: sour, dry, light cereal malts, some citrus fruits. Appearance: hazy, pale yellow, small, creamy, white head. Taste: medium sour. Palate: sours intensify, bitter, lemons, other citrus fruits, some floral notes, some yeast. Overall: OK Sour Ale, seems a little one-dimensional, lacks complexity. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1532) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy pale yellow colour, short-lived white foam head and aroma of tart lemon, funk, pickled gerkins. Taste is tangy, sour citric lemon, with wheat and grain, some hay, lactic, barnyard, apple cider, vinegar and pickled vegetal notes. Sharp mouthfeel, light bodied, fine carbonation, dry sour finish. Interesting, refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pouring at Where The Wild Beers Are 2014. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Corn and musk on the nose. Funky and sour, corny.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JKaranka (48) - Cardiff, WALES - APR 26, 2015
Very pale fizzy and clear pour. Little head. Slight cider-like smell. Flavour has some gentle malts and a cider like acidity. It’s very light and drinkable, would be good on a hot day out in the beer garden. When I had a quarter left I blended it with some medium dry cider and the resulting "sour snakebite" was absolutely excellent. You can really tell that the yeast character of the two and the acidity were in a similar ballpark. Definitively a beer that has a place in a beer fridge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1578) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
On keg at Coach and Horses, Dronfield - Pale yellow, slightly hazy por, little or no head. Nose is the same as any fizzy cider, loads of apples not much else. Taste has a wonderful dry kick, loads of crabapples, brett and sour yeast. Finish is as dry as the start. Loved it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (3064) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
(Wild Beer Somerset Wild) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tumbler, ABV 5% Opens with a light gush and pours a pee-like yellow coloured beer, with a tall but thin white head on top, collapsing fast and leaving minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma has sour fruit notes along with something like sesame seeds, quite yeasty. Taste is better, nicely sour, again something like fresh bread, sesame seeds, some lactic acidity too. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Overall okay.


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