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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: American Pale Ale
Shepton Mallet, England

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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

We have a passion for flavour and a lust for hops — this frisky, fragrant pale ale is the result. Whilst consistency is (rightly) the benchmark of most beers, we’ve gone Wild with Fresh and thrown away the rulebook. Every six months we source some of the most exciting hops from both the northern and southern hemispheres, which means two hop harvests and two excitingly different hop profiles.
Given the unpredictability of each harvest we’ll leave it to you to discover the individual aromas and tastes, but you’ll be guaranteed a punchy hop character alongside an appetising bitterness and a crisp dry finish that will send you back for more. This is a beer we like to drink all through the year. We think you will too.
The first brew of Fresh has copious amounts of New Zealand hops in it. We particularly love the sherbet lemon aromas in the Southern Cross.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle from Tomlinsons, Inverness [120213]
Amber, slight head, frothy white head that dissipates to thin coasting, touch of lacing
Aroma soft grassy hops, herbal notes, dab of nettle, very slight celery hint
Taste soft grassy hops, cut plant stems, slight herbal, light pale malt background, some citrus in there but the fairly spicy plant stem taste is masking it, getting a touch more celery-like flavour - unusual - tbh it doesn’t taste that great
Palate medium carb, medium body. Finish as main flavour, some more zest comes through with a moderate bitter bit spicy linger
Overall - Came across as quite herbal to me and less of those big citrus hops, also some plant stem in there, bit unusual.... i’ve had far better beers with NZ hops.....getting underwhemled with these beers....liking it less with the drinking....intially 3.3 down to 2.9


3.4
tderoeck (10615) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2018
30/X/17 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2017-1840) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear yellow beer, small creamy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit fruity, oxidized. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, soapy, fruity touch, some citrus, pretty watery, malty. Aftertaste: bit fruity, some grapefruit, hoppy touch, bit oxidized. Probably too old, but: 1. no date to be found on the bottle or the cap, 2. ordered through a webshop, so always risky...

3.7
bilcho1 (171) - Ruse, BULGARIA - JAN 13, 2018
330ml can from the shop, shared with friends. Pours slightly cloudy with a long-lasting thin frothy head, plenty of lacing, Pale lemon yellow in colour. Aromas of fresh lemon grass and lime. Fizzy at first in the mouth releasing fresh lemon and lime flavours, slightly herbal with a dry but not unpleasant soapiness. a very dry finish but not excessively bitter, no apparent sweetness. Overall, light and refreshing, with unusual lemon and lime flavours. The perfect summer antidote to lager.

3.2
Marko (6285) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 10, 2018
Bottled, thanks Višnja! Misty yellow body, white head. Slightly funky aroma, light grapefruit. Creamy taste, clean light herbal notes and not that much else. Okay, but not much more than that in this shape, hope to rerate it at some point.

Guess it wasn't... *puts on sunglasses*... fresh. *YEEEEEAAAHHH!!! :guitar:*

3.3
MatusBeer (822) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 5, 2018
Can. Hazy yellow colour with huge head off. Aroma of lemons, grassy, limes. Taste of lemons, grassy, malts. Hoppy finish

4.1
tmdaines (187) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
This was all kinds of great. Super hoppy, very clean, crisp flavours. Really juicy. Reminds me of IPAs at far higher price points and ABVs. Fantastic.

3.9
llucmaduell (310) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2018
A very correct beer I like more Belgian beers, more dense. But this beer must be recognized as being well-worked.

3
surething_ii (990) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2017
Bottle from Pivný raj. I may not be fresh enthusiast? Unusual yellow color. Strong hoppy aroma and taste the same plus some grassy notes. That's it, no explosion of freshness. I can go sleep now.

3.1
jooilakon (316) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2017
Can 330 ml from Flavourly canvent calendar. Aromas are hoppy, fruity, grassy and citrusy. Rather sweet aromas but not strong. Fluffy white head and hazy golden, almost orange body. Taste is bitter floral and refreshing with citrus/orange and grass. Overall OK but overrated.

3.2
Parmenion777 (380) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle - Pours hazy yellow colour with a small frothy white head. The aroma is citrus fruits, grass and light straw. Moderately sweet and dry, with light malt, grass, and lemony citrus flavours and a citrusy bitterness in the finish.

3.8
Davros IX (577) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2017 Keg at the Salisbury Arms in Winchmore Hill. A cloudy pint and a lovely spiky and hoppy flavour to the beer. It really tickled the taste buds after the dire previous pint and put a smile back on our faces. So much so that we were persuaded to take part in the pub quiz. We came last, but won a bottle of red wine for the best team name. We used my 9 year old daughter's gaming name, "Cat Poop Ninja" and she is ecstatic that we won. We had another pint later in the evening and we agreed that it was the best of the night.


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