Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Amber Ale
Shepton Mallet, England


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A hoppy ruby red ale at heart, this uplifting beer raises a classic British style to new heights. Sometimes its right to deviate from the normal, the average or the traditional. Sometimes its right to embrace the new, the exciting and the different. Try our Beer and Cheese Soup recipe or drink this beer at a BBQ (or with a Sunday roast) when the malt and the meat will dance together on your tastebuds. Citrus and floral notes from the aromatic New World hops perform a spectacular balancing act against the rich and robust smooth caramel and bready sweetness of the traditional English malts, before a long, moreish and crisp citrus finish leaves you gasping for more.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2550) - London, Greater London, - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle from Market Row Wines drunk at home. Colour is clear ruby dark brown, very large foam off white head which dissipates to medium after one minute. Nose is like a new world IPA. Lots of citrous grapefruit and orange, caramel, toasty grain, herbal. Taste surprisingly doesnt have the IPA bitter citrous kick I was expecting. Malty, caramel, minerally, slight green hop bitter, slight spicy kick, slight carbonic acidic. It has a sort of chalky minerally acidic tang and lingering finish which Im not hugely keen on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2280) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits caramel citrus yeast and hops flavor malts fruits nuts spicy citrus and hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2455) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep amber brown, good frothy tan head, diminishing slowly, good lacing; fruity aroma, strawberries, cherries, caramel; taste medium bitter, light sweet, malty, caramel, light fruity notes; medium body, oily texture, bit watery mouthfeel, soft carbonation, aftertaste dry bitter, bit toffee, spicy notes; the aroma puts you on the wrong leg, where you expect fruitiness taste and aftertaste bring you bitterness, not bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgajdaczewa (2040) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Jak na zwietrzałe, zapewne przeterminowane piwo (cż, takie się trafiło) było dobrze! Aromat początkowo uderzał toffi i karmelem, potem przechodził w bardziej tostowe rejony, po chmielowości nie pozostał żaden ślad. W smaku płpełne, nisko wysycone, gładkie, z karmelowo - toffi - orzechowymi akcentami, raczej niska goryczka, brak oznak użycia nowofalowych odmian. Zrobil sie z tego naprawdę porządny brytyjski klasyczny ejl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (7026) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle from de Molen beershop, batch 177SF BB 06/08/15, large sample. Clear copper color, short off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrussy hops, slight spicy, bit molasses. Slight malty bitter, bit roast, dry. Bit citrussy, touch of ginger. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (9350) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
330 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Caigny. BBF 06/08/2015. Light hazy dark brownish amber, spotty mocha / tanned head. Nose is light pine hops, chewy malts, some caramel, toffee, hops are clear. Taste is lightly bitter, touch metallic bit thin malt, caramel malt, light herbal malts, light pleasant toffee, candy aftertaste, light herbal metallic, Touch thin body. Caramel. Decent but could be richer but that would probably require more malts, higher ABV etc. Feels a bit emptry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (3469) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Pours hazy dark amber with low off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, malt, citrus, fruits. Taste is of bitterness, earth, slightly hars, caramel. Palate: medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Just slightly sticky. Overall: Good. Special. Somewhat harsh. English.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3698) - CROATIA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle 330 ml from Coppers 8 till 8, Newcastle. Shared with JFK10000. Dark amber with tan head. Caramel malts and lots of citrus hops in aroma. Fruity and hoppy flavor with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christos (5542) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
(Wild Beer Scarlet Fever) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a glass tankard, ABV 4.8% Red amber colour on the body, small off-white head sitting on top, good density and retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma of tofffee, caramel, red fruits, hops. Nice taste although flavours are a bit faint. Caramel, malts, red fruits, strawberry jam, some hops offering a nice bitterness, carrying on to the aftertaste. Ashy finish. Medium thin body, good carbonatio, quite dry palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (3500) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
15.2.2015. Dark ruby colour. Aroma of red berries, hops, toffee, citrus hops. Hoppy taste with wood, berries, caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (537) - - FEB 19, 2015
Schokobraun, leichter schaum, trüb, Zitrus hopfig in der Nase, mit leichten Malz Untertönen. Frisch lm Antrunk, relativ leichter Körper, angenehme Hopfen Citrus bittere, wenig Malz

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