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Somerset Wild - The Wild Beer Co.

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Wild Beer Co. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 05-04-2014

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- Spontaneously fermenting yeast + pale + sour beer.

A: Pale straw pour with a pristine clarity reveals a softly rising mist of carbonation. Snow white capping is micro-bubbly on the surface, of a decent a size, but is quick to dissipate with a low appeal of lacing.

S: Sour orange and lemon, light sense with a hint of sweet malt and straw.

T: Crisp flavor is sharp of a light lemony sourness, wheat and sour fruit. Green apple with a touch of cinnamon spice. Lightly tart, some lime, white grapes with some slightly sour citrusy hops.

M: Bubbly champagne like carbonation is very sharp in crispness. A bit acidic.

O: Drinks like a crisp white wine, good pairing with fish. Lightly sour, easy drinking wine substitute.

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On-tap 8/3/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains wild Belgian yeast, burnt malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mildly sour bite. Then an odd malt character breadiness pokes in. The malt character is thin but seems burnt and throws everything off. Once the odd flavors fades a bit there’s a good balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is just a mediocre beer at best.

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Tried on-tap at Draft House in London.

Pours a very cloudy pear-juice colour, almost green-yellow. Head is a little frothy, but very thin, leaving only a little mess on the top of the glass. Lacing is minimal. Looks pretty interesting at the very least.

Nose has definite sourness to it, plus funk and a bit of decomposition. Lemon sherbet at the sweeter end, green olives at the more dank end. Probably some Brett to it, but the guy behind the bar seemed to think it was a sour mash, so perhaps not. Still, it's pretty complex, if a bit whiffier than the cleaner, straighter wild ales.

Tart entry on the palate, more vegetative notes towards the mid-palate and a bit of rotting undergrowth or wet, mouldy grain. Slightly briney on the back, with lots of acid. This leaves it bone-dry, but astringent and very sour at the same time. Finish cleans it out: champagne-like, dry and tart, and slightly salty.

Feel is dominated by the acid, which has free reign to shape the palate.

Overall, it's very crisp and drinkable especially on the back. I like how truly acidic it gets—blended with the funk it ends up being a pretty complex and impressive package.

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Somerset Wild from The Wild Beer Co.
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