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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4244) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2015
330ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, yellow-ish golden colour with average, frothy, collapsing, reawakable, white head. Doughy, sourish aroma, a cautious bretty touch, hints of sauerkraut, lactic acid. Taste is dry, mild tartness, sauerkraut notes, lactic acid, a herbal touch, unripe green apple. Not really a groovy one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1388) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Appearance: light hazy gold, minimal white head. Aroma: tart lacto funk, light lemon. Taste: kaffir lime and lemon over lacto funk and some leather. Finish: sweet and tart (mostly tart), with a bit of dry sourness. Notes: The wild yeast in Shepton Mallet must be different than you’d find on the continent. Very similar to many sour ales, but with all of their brews, the yeasty notes are just a bit…well…unlike anything I’ve tried, but consistently so. Bottle from Zoltan for Cards Against Humanity night.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (655) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2015
Perfectly balanced sour - not too sour and not too watery. Makes a great companion drink to a heavy malted brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Keg at CBC Gilesborn, 22/01/15. Clear pale golden with a decent off white cap that retains. Nose is tangy citric, light piss, lemon curd, damp straw, tarte green berries. Taste comprises tarte citric rinds, tangy gooseberry, bretty wood mustonics. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a good acidic wash. Decent simple sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (747) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle; brewery pick-up from Clayton. Thanks mate! Wow it really reminds me of appletiser. The lacing has diminished. It looks a bit flat as well unfortunately. The bottle gushed unfortunately. Aroma is apples; petrol; brandy; iodine; brett. Taste is apples; melons, pears; citric acid; tart; wow thought this would be infected but it’s not. The flavour is dry and refreshing. Well f*ck appletise give me this instead. Nice beer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
small bottle sample, cloudy yellow pale colour with a white head. sour green apples, brett, citrus, some grains, sour lemons, grass, herbal notes, slight acid, mango and some leather, dry finish. not a real good combination

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valinch69 (10) - - DEC 19, 2014
From a wine glass. I seem to drink quite a lot of Wild Beer from wine glasses! Aroma - damp grass, Appearance - pale gold, cloudy. Taste - like sucking a slightly mouldy lemon, but in a good way. Sour with a bit of extra sourness for good measure. Palate - dry and lively. Overall - still to make my mind up about sours but I think I enjoyed this one, or did I?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11729) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2014
33cl bottle. Small white head atop pale straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, lacto/lemon, some wheat, light bread, wood. Taste is mild sweet, tart/lemon, some apple, light wheat, bread. Light body, light acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, London. It pours a hazy pale straw color with a large white head. Aroma is light funk, hay, grains, tart citrus. Taste is again quite acidic with lemon zest, tangerine, touch of vinegar, light funk and bread. Medium to light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, easy drinking and refreshing

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (67) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
English is not my first language, so I will do my best at describing this beer so please be tolerent! If you like sour beers, you will surely enjoy this one: loads of carbonation, but unfortunatly, the big bubble head disapear instantly after pouring. The liquid is bright yellow and fizzy. Aroma is fairly close to lemon juice plus an subtile addition of alcool wich kinda reminds you you are actually drinking a beer. Taste: sour but not to much so the beverage still pleasant. Your taste buds are not destroyed and this is probably it’s best quality. Cons: lack of complexity, not in the way that you expect anything hoppy nor bitter from this beer, but this one goes straight sour and nothing else. I still really enjoy it!


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