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Wild Beer Somerset Wild

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


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Spontaneously fermented berlinner weisse inspired beer. "the yakult of beers". Lactobacillus, pediococcus, brettanomyces. Wild apple starter to generate the fermentation organisms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from a corner shop. Appearance - hazy yellow with a quickly disappearing head. Nose - bread and tart apple notes. Taste - tart apple sauce. Palate - close to medium bodied with a rich tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - like it but prefer more fruity notes in my sour beers. Interesting but not as good as it is interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle shared with Van Moll crew @ Van Moll Brewpub. Clear pale golden color, virtually no head. Aroma is sort of cider like, apple and cucumber. Taste is sourish, cucumber, applepeel, grapepeel, salt, tart, a sharp sourness in the finish. Weird and barely drinkable, but an interesting experiment. Won’t buy it again though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (5559) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2015
330 ml. bottle sampled. BBF 25/05/2019. Purchased @ Caigny. Clear apple golden, little white head. Nose is quite off-putting in a unique and highly intense way, nasty rotting lactic with a oddly very big spoiled cucumber note, pickle juice, vegetable,… Taste is luckily milder but still, vinegar, lactic cucumber, spoiled cucumber, pickle juice, huge bottle lemon juice, acidic,… Thin, watery & fizzy. I appreciate the idea & intention but this is just a bit too unpleasant & undrinkable for me. This beer is proof that complexity doesn’t equal pleasantry and that too many people get hanged up on the idea that beers need to be complex in order to excel. There is such a thing as too experimental or at least there is for me. For me it seems like for every Wild Beer that I like there is one that hate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2015
Pours like a diluted lager. Smell is intense... cucumber? Taste is sharp, sour-like, dry, earhty vegetables (coocked ) . Not my thing by far

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8597) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy lime margarita colored with ni head. Nose is tart lactose, pedio, fruit. Tastes tart, fruity, with heavy lactic acid, funk, like a wild ale hybridized with a saison.

   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,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
N_alghanem (3) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (824) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
From a bottle, pours cloudy pale yellow, light funk and lemon aroma, with a zesty, Apple finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8705) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2189) - 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.

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