Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by jondeelee:
3.68/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Wyld opens to an aggressively hoppy nose that would more befit a solid IPA than an extra pale ale: dandelion stem, pine resin, and eucalyptus mix with slightly lesser notes of grapefruit rind and rosewater. The hop aromas do fade rather quickly as the bottle is left open, revealing a sweet base, with lovely apricot, orange, berry, and cherry fruit esters, touches of brown sugar, and bits of light toast, hay, and biscuit adding bready notes. As a whole, the nose is admittedly light, but very enticing, featuring an excellent selection of hop and malt aromas, the balance between bitter and sweet finely tuned, and all of it not at all matching up with what is apparently a 4% ABV beverage, which usually begets weak, watery notes. Only strength of aromas prevents this from higher scores.
On the tongue, the beer opens with a bready, grainy note, heavy on whole wheat bread, Grape Nuts cereal, toast, biscuit, and hay. Hops come next, adding small layers of pine resin, grapefruit rind, and lemon, which grow over the course of the mouthful as the sugars die off. There are a fair bit of sugars in here too, including berry, apricot, and light orange fruit esters, as well as brown sugar. The aftertaste is a combination of, mainly, hops and breads, with some sugars left over, and fades with relative quickness. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, burning the tongue and soft palate and causing the beer to fizz up in the mouth.
Overall, this is decent beer; it’s just too bad the flavor couldn’t quite match up with the excellent aromas, since on the tongue the beer is far lighter and less sweet and hoppy than the nose hinted at. Still, for an incredibly low ABV (Wyld is only .7% ABV higher than Anchor’s Small Beer), this still manages some decent flavors, and would make for good beach fare.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2013 18:31:17 | More by jondeelee
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3.64/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear gold with billowing dense white head. Thick rings of lace down the glass, great retention. Smell: light biscuit, light citrus, pine and apricot. Taste: crackery malt with a little extra fruit sweetness, grapefruit and pine - not a lot. Nice, actually. Best before mid May '14.
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 01:58:17 | More by babaracas
Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.