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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: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg, occasional
Spontaneously fermented berlinner weisse inspired beer. "the yakult of beers". Lactobacillus, pediococcus, brettanomyces. Wild apple starter to generate the fermentation organisms.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11635) - 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 (2707) - 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 (28) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8127) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Prominent creamed corn aromas slowly dissipate to leave room for brettanomyces and lemony fruitiness in this dry and bubbly Wild Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty pale blond.
-The creamed corn nose might be DMS or a strange wild yeast... In any case, I don’t like it unless I’m drinking chicha...
-Light acidity works well with the hay-like cereals.
-This is actually quite drinkable once you get past the creamed corn allusions. These don’t appear in the flavor profile, thankfully.
-Clean up the nose and you have an elegant, refreshing Wild Ale.

Bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (3034) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Draught @ The Rover. Pours hazy yellow with a small frothy white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour, fruity and funky with crackers, lemon juice, green apples, unflavoured yoghurt, hay, dry soil, barnyard, lemon zest and walnuts. Taste is sour, slightly salty, slightly fruity and tiny funky with wheat crackers, saltines, lemon juice, sour milk, green apple skins, hay, dry soil, lemon zest and hints of barnyard. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and light bodied. Finish is sour, salty and slightly fruity with wheat crackers, saltines, lemon juice, unflavoured yoghurt, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Drinkable Berliner-like sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2014
Bouteille 33cl @ Il Pretesto, Bologna, grazie a te Michele. Dorée/paille toruble, col blanc léger. Arôme impression de sac de cacahuètes, pomme caramélisée avec un côté sandwich au jambon. Pas très généreux comme revue, mais le bouquet reste cependant assez agréable et booster par une note de fruits fermentés et léger malt. Houblon reste en retrait. Palais est suret, lacto assez unique. Levure de pain? pointe de noisette sur un malté léger, rappelle un peu une base de cidre avec un fini de purée de pomme.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (482) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Transparent pale yellow color. The flavor is dominated by lemon tartness. There are some notes of granny smith apples for extra sourness and a very mild, sweet flavor. Any malts, hops or wheat are pretty much inconsequential. Light-bodied. I like this beer quite a bit, it isn’t the most complex, but it has a very distinctive sour flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours out a pale yellowish/golden color with a small white head and a lot of carbonation. Aroma is of band aid, funk, some tart/sour lemons and a touch of charred grain. Taste is of some burnt grain, toast, funky sour lemons, light basement, a strange almost meaty earth note that I can’t place and some sour lemons in there also. eh.....

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home in garden.

[ As Wild Beer Somerset Wild ].
Unclear matt light yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy herbs, citrus, lime, light pale nutty. Flavour is moderate sweet, light light acidic and light bitter with a long duration, herbs - herbal, grass, citrus, thin yeasty - baking yeast. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140725]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg.Sourish, fruity, rubber aroma. Similar flavour with some grassy notes and maybe some leather.


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