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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Shepton Mallet, England

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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bottled, special
Part of the Barrel Trinity 2013 series - came about after a visit to the Somerset Cider Brandy Company at Burrow Hill where Julian Temperley showed us around his amazing farm. On smelling some of his used barrels we thought they would be the perfect vessel to age some of our Ninkasi in. The cider brandy flavours naturally combine beautifully with the apple flavours in the beer and the farmyard brettanomyces character in the beer has become more dominant. This is a beer we always wanted to make and we are delighted to say, it doesnt disappoint. Not as highly carbonated as the "normal" Ninkasi, this is softer, more mellow, with a long lingering fruit character.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1574) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2015
Hazy yellow with white head. Some floaties. Cider, pepper, lemon and funk. Fruity, citric, spicy and lingering brandy barrel finish. Overall: Fresh and crisp. Almost like a dry white wine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheKernOwl (214) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
- Cloudy, pale. - Nose: Has that incredibly dry/polysterene nose of a Kasteel Grand Cru; hint of flour-y onion rings and Courvoisier. - Body: vinous (not surprising given 10%!) like a sunny med White (an Italian Grillo, for example) - Finish: Very long and classy, thanks to the ageing, with that little brandy lick at the end. - Kasteel Grand Cru meets cider brandy, and yet still very much more than a [sunny Med white] wine than a beer. Highly enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
Aroma of barn Brett. Taste is super complex with some bitterness, some apple astringency not a lot of sweetness. Some apple, little vanilla. Awesome complex medium bodied beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kermis (12490) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours out of an over lively bottle (mild gusher) into a hazy golden with particles and an off white head. Once we got it poured the aroma reeks of light Brett funk, cider, wood, plastercine, doughy malt, brandy and fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate sour. Over medium bodied with high carbonation that quickly goes flat. A strange beer, basically craft snakebite. Drain poured after half a glass.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9924) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
33cl courtesy of and shared with Kermis. A gusher. Thick white head. Funky woody aroma. Very hazy blond pour. Subtle brandy cider notes. An odd beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
Gelblich trb im Glas mit Floaties. In der Nase pfel, Apfelmost, Kandiszucker, HEu, wilde HEfe, Champagner, leicht sauer. AM Gaumen Cider, pfel, Apfelessig, Kandis, belgische HEfe, CHampagner. Trocken-sffig, rund.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6470) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle: Hazy yellow. Small white head. Aroma wood, wild yeast, apple fruit, barnyard, wild fruity, pight cellar and lacto tones. Flavour is lovely clean fruity with some clean yeast. Saisonic, spice, peppery, light dry, herbal and grainy. Nice. With a touch of wood. Aftertaste is woody, malty, yeasty and light fruity. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (5137) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours hazy gold with modest cream head. Taste is hugely complex with a big brett character and a delicate bramley apple / cider influence following you throughout, pushed through by a sparkling carbonation. Intensely captivating blend.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rood (92) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2015
Blending Ninkasi beer with cider and barrel age it on brandy barrels. Beautiful idea. The nose is complex: oaky, lemon, apples, brett. The taste is boozy, grapes, apples, beautiful tart (lactic acid), roze snoepkes, and minerals. The beer could improve when it is less boozy in the end. Reminds me of Petrus Aged Pale Ale. Could be a very good beer to age. thanks berntholer for the gift!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (702) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2015
I think this is a bit ok really, the sour is much less than it could be, the aroma has some oaken unless Im making it up, the overall is quite nice. .... for a sour beer.


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