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


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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (3065) - 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

joergen (28149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2017
Draught at Taphouse. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, bread and pine needles. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

orbit (80) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2017
Indeed a fresh hoppy beer, nothing out of the ordinary, but very refreshing and spiney. I guess some citrus was used and also citra hops maybe. Tastes good, but this brewery has better ones for sure.

geolgau (241) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - JUN 23, 2017
Can @ Viniloteca. Fresh hoppy aroma of tropical fruits (mango), pine, zest. Medium light body, medium bitterness. It’s a quite nice IPA.

explosivedog (1184) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2017
On tap at Vultures Lane. Pours gold brown with a great pillowy head. Peach, mango, pineapple, little sherbet stuff and a little bit of bitterness. Big and juicy enough to almost make up for that finish. Nice.

Cool_Bond (2676) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2017
A little citrus and toffee on the nose. Good fruity and a bit of bitter taste. Good bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Good but no impressive beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

Ungstrup (37633) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2017
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of hops, straw, malt, and a bit of spice. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, hops, fruits, and flowers, leading to a bitter finish. The body is a bit light.

tmrmwel (2089) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2017
On tap @ Bergen Beer Craft Fest. Pours light yellow, with a creamy head. Aroma is hoppy, with light tropical notes of peach and citrus, as well as some malts. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is bitter hops, with pine, citrus peel and grassy notes, as well as some light malts.

mkel07 (5988) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2017
130517. As I have come to expect from Wild Beer this is a solid beer that ticks all of the boxes for me. Citrus hops dominate pretty much all aspects of this beer but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Finishes with a big burst of hops and is full bodied in the mouth.

ciocanelu (2536) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 17, 2017
Slightly hazy straw color with white head. Aroma has really nice floral notes and some sweet lemon. Taste is citrusy at first and continues with grainy notes. Finish has tea notes with a light to medium bitterness. Light to medium body and carbonation. Overall it’s a decent pale but nothing really special.

beer-yum (1714) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2017
Restrained citrus aroma in a light gold pour. Hop forward balance with tangy citrus fruit body and big bitter finish. Unusually ’usual’ for a Wild Beer brew - but with a fresh ’twist’. Looking forward to future editions (every six months).

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