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Bliss - The Wild Beer Co.

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 93
Avg: 3.27
pDev: 41.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 02-22-2013

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 93
Reviews by mdagnew:
Photo of mdagnew
2.96/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

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Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BranfordBound
3.66/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown with a frothy white head. Taste is reminiscent of Rodenbach's grand cru but a bit more balanced and less vinegar. It's sweet, sour, tangy, and a touch of spice. Actually pretty well done. Taste is more Flanders red than saison.

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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Tuckersmth
2.73/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Farmhouse from the UK??? I should have been suspect from the start. This was listed as a sour at Pangeae In Sacramento but it's no sour . Slightly bitter aftertaste but too dark/ heavy for a farmhouse

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Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Tyrus
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of jheezee
3.76/5  rDev +15%

Photo of KathyG
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of cyrushire
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of BeenTired
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.98/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On cask. Very unique. Almost medicinal. Definitely taste the coriander. Pretty cool.

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Photo of largadeer
2.79/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of metter98
3.42/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy brownish yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a large collar around the edge of the glass and wispy lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of apricots are present in the nose along with some notes of spices and hints of sourness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of apricot but these aren't overly strong as there are notes of spices such as ginger and nutmeg. There are only some hints of sourness from the brett.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light-bodied nature of this beer and fact that it's not overpowered by apricots makes it very easy to drink. I'm not sure if I would have this again, but it was interesting. Maybe this is a beer that you really need to lay down for several years to let the brett yeast to further develop.

Serving type: bottle

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Devil_Doc
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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3.66/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Bliss from The Wild Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.