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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Saison
Shepton Mallet, England
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Epic by name, epic by nature, this Farmhouse Ale is a transcontinental fusion of Belgium’s eclectic beer culture and the feisty hops of North America brought to life with the aid of West Country artisanal brewing wizardry and judicious use of the US-grown Sorachi Ace hop. On the nose, the hops deliver a big splash of tropical fruit, followed by ripples of well-seasoned spiciness spreading outwards. In the mouth a tangy, bittersweet fruitiness holds sway, while tangerine oranges tap dance their way across the tongue in the finish.

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3.5
johndoughty (5398) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Poured with a big head and slightly cloudy.Fruity with a bitter finnish that lingers for some time. A bit too bitter for my personal taste but still a good attempt at this very specialist style.


3.8
vinivini (2220) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy honey yellow. Small white head. Stays as as a thin layer on beer surface. Aroma: ripe sourish fruit, white bread, spicy yeast, spicy hops. Pepper, dill. Really different. Dry taste. Restrained maltiness. Yeast and hops leading. Spicy. Lightly grassy. Light to medium bitterness. Interesting and very enjoyable.

3.6
llkc (2323) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2017
Duft frisk svag abrikos svag appelsin smag citrus lime appelsin abrikos citrus frisk citron

3.4
jjsint (2993) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2017
Bottle from the Architect, Cambridge. Light yellow, hazy, well-carbonated. A nice combination of spicy saison yeast and more sour yeasty notes. Taste is bready and spicy, with coriander notes. Incredibly short finish. The carbonation dominates the mouthfeel. It’s a lovely beer in a way, but it lacks the intensity of so many of Wild Beer’s best efforts. Refreshing more than engaging.

3.9
PABen (23) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2017
330ml bottle @ 5% from whole foods. Pours hazy with off white head. Clean tastes, hints of pepper and fruit. Went down easily, enjoyable.

3.6
Towey1989 (2695) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2017
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, orange, coconut, slight dill, some peppery yeast, spice, a little grain and subtle grassy hops. Taste of lemon, orange, peppery yeast, some coconut, slight dill, maybe lemongrass and subtle spicy, grassy hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry and crisp, peppery, grassy bitterness in the finish. A nice, light, refreshingly crisp Saison with that distinctive sorachi hoppiness. Good.

3.4
kustie (1153) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has citrus, sour elements and other fruits. Taste is fruity with quite long dry aftertaste. Flavors of citrus, malt, dry apples.

3.3
john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy light Gold. Good creamy white head. Good lacing. Grapefruit, lemon and orange citrus, peel, tropical notes. Peppery spicy. Yeasty. Grassy hops. Grainy malts. Bit earthy. Citrus fruity spicy yeasty and dry throughout. Increasingly bitter into finish. Hoppy saison. (2017-02)

3.9
onceblind (9399) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Slightly hazy golden with a big rocky white head. Slightly herbal and lemon rind nose with a pleasant spelt and Belgian funky gently spicy nose. Brisk flavor that pops with Sorachi Ace and gentle lemon rind and herbal nuances atop a gentle crackery and Belgian hay ester spiciness with gentle saison funk. Pleasantly crisp and zesty and gently herbal spicy.

3.7
kajser27 (1785) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 1, 2017
Unclear, yellow to golden colored, medium white frothy head. Aroma is of Sorachi Ace, coconut and some dill, some tropical fruit and light lemongrass, some spicy yeast. Taste is medium sweet malt, wheat, medium+ aroma of coconut, tropical and dill grassy, lemony citrus, spicy yeast, medium bitterness, dry finish, some yeast. Medium bodied, soft+ carbonation, bit oily.

3.7
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Rating #2482 - 2016.05.03 - Bottle at Bru in Philly. Pours a golden yellow with a carbonated white foam that goes on for days Aroma is mild funk, mild pineapple, citrus. Palate is actually quite sweet, lots of tropical fruit sweetness. Mild sour note from the yeast. Mild funk, nice balance.


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