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Bliss - The Wild Beer Co.

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79
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Wild Beer Co. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 02-22-2013)
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Reviews by mdagnew:
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

2.96/5  rDev -13.2%

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a murky amber brown colour. Dirty mocha head poured light and wispy... no carbonation bubbles at all... some light sticky lacing..

Aroma - sour and earthy roasted apricots, some nuttiness, pumpkin traces, some funk, light vinegar notes, some leathery notes, oaky wood, black pepper spiciness, hint of nutmeg and cinnamon

Taste –- Pretty much as above... a messy mix of sour roasted apricots, earthy spices (allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg), and some funky wild yeastiness, quite bitter, toasted bread...

Feel - Fairly sharp and dry... medium bodied

Overall - A very messy brew that could do with a lot of tidying up... not much to recommend here

06-05-2014 18:35:05 | More by mdagnew
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Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a very hazy caramel brown with a finger of fine off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, sweet and sour dark and light stone fruit, earthy with saison style yeast. Flavor is unusual, quite earthy with lightly roasty biscuit malt, woody spices, mild dark and light fruit and finishes with earthy, peppery saison yeast and spicing with a mild buttery element. Medium bodied with pleasant active carbonation. A unique take on the season style, like an herbal ale crossed with a spicy saison. Starts a bit more earthy and woody than expected, but the flavor was intriguing enough to keep interest throughout the glass. I did not taste the apricot flavors, but there was a dark unidentifiable fruit element to the flavor. I'd like to try something else from this brewery, which is new to me. Obviously able to push the envelope and still have an interesting and drinkable ale.

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Cloudy amber/brown pour with a white one-finger head. Sour aroma with some hints of apricots, bread and spice. Initial tastes of strong spice (nutmeg stands out most) and smoke that are a bit overpowering. Can taste a hint of apricot and dried fruit. Finishes with the taste of burnt spices.

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3.71/5  rDev +8.8%

Another bottle picked up in a moment of weakness at Hunger 'n' Thirst when I still had a steady income. I hope that it is kind of like what Gilbert Shelton's Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers once said in that "Times of Beer and No Money Will Get You Through Better Than Times of Money and No Beer."

From the bottle: "Secret Spices + Roasted Apricots + Wild Yeast"; "Drink Wildly Different"; "We believe exceptional brewing stems from imagination and passion, it's not just a process. Never average, every Wild brew is a result of Wilds minds conceiving, creating and crafting beers that explore the boundaries of your palate. Brewing doesn't need to be confined by rules, tradition or ingredients; by adding a Wild 5th ingredient or process to our beers we want to give you a truly memorable drinking experience, altering your perceptions and thrilling your taste buds."; "We love nothing better than Belgian-style saison but with tis blissful version we've added our own Wild interpretation of the style by adding a dash of funky Brettanomyces yeast plus roasted apricots and a hush-hush blend of spices. All of this makes for an extraordinary beer with an array of aromas that leap out of the glass followed by a spicy, fruity, tart and peppery palate and a long lingering finish."; "Bliss can be drunk fresh or left to age when it becomes drier and more complex as the Brett (the yeast not our brewer!) gets to work in the bottle. This is the sort of beer where study and contemplation is essential, or if you're hungry why not try it with chicken jaffrezi or lamb tagine[?]

I had been agitating this one, also, having seen lees in the punt of the bottle. This may help to explain why people do not like to drink with me - I believe in waste not, want not. A pseudo-cascade quickly produced two fingers of fizzy, light-tan head with low retention, quickly becoming wisps and leaving no lacing to remember them by. Color was a muddy Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27). Nose was redolent with spices, almost like a Pumpkin Beer! This in a Saison?!? Mouthfeel was very effervescent and carbonated, which acted as a nice way to start out since it kind of cleansed the palate. What a melange of flavors! The secret blend of spices was immediately apparent, followed by the combined earthiness of roasted fruit and Brett yeast. I am not usually a fan of either Saisons or Sour/Tart beers, but this seemed to be a very pleasant confluence of everything that was involved in its production. Warming, the pepperiness of the Saison yeast became more assertive. This beer was truly the sum of its parts as indicated by the (+) signs. The finish was plenty dry despite not being terribly old (to the best of my knowledge). It was a tad expensive so I will not be buying any to age until I get back on my feet, but it might be worth a go.

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Served from a 11.2oz screen printed bottle into a Crooked Stave tulip. Complete blind buy.

Appearance- Murky off-orange/brown with two finger off-white foamy head. Mild lacing.

Smell- Light orangey-apricot with lots of warm spices. Light funky yeast. Can't pinpoint too much else. Not bad at all, but not much going on.

Taste- Apricot up front, but quickly taken over by warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and a lot of ginger. Ginger is predominant here. Flavors work together, but there's a little too much spices. Would be nice as a holiday porter?

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Light booze heat (it's only 6%). No real tartness.

Overall- Interesting beer with wild yeasts, but it feels like it hasn't had enough time to develop yet. Who know, maybe with time, the yeasts will develop more and this will be a completely different beer. I won't be doing that experiment though.

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Bliss from The Wild Beer Co.
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