Fresh - The Wild Beer Co.
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3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
330ml brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars. For a beer named "Fresh" with the warning "Drink Now + Don't Age" on it, I was a little dubious, given it doesn't have a date on the bottle and it's here in Australia on the other side of the world from where it was born. Still, let's see where we go...
Pours a pale golden colour with a massive crackling head of white that forms swiftly and settles to a foamy mass that stays pretty persistently. Lacing forms in soapy clods. Carbonation is quite aggressive, running through the body very swiftly. Looks pretty good.
Nose is pleasant, but given the rhetoric on the bottle, I suggest it isn't as fresh as they hoped it to be when drunk. Pleasant citrus hops come forward with a slight tingle of passionfruit or guava, and a cut grass/pepper spiciness. It's certainly pleasant—the main issue is that it's not as powerful and potent as it might have been. Amp that aroma up and I'd be loving it.
Taste is clean and slightly earthy, with a clear but somewhat woody hop bitterness towards the back. It actually works rather well, but it's the sort of bitterness you get in a beer that doesn't smell like this. Pleasant and herbal, but lacking those fruity/citric flavours suggested by the nose. Finish has a pleasant lingering bite and a hint of nuttiness, and the carbonation is remarkably rather tamed.
Feel is good: there's not a whole heap of tingle to it from the carbonation, but is does get a bit gassy after a while.
Overall, very drinkable. I probably didn't get it as fresh as it should be, but it's still remarkably tasty and clean, and there's not any hint of oxidation or other age issues. Some day I'll try it again, close to the source, on the day after it's bottled. It's worth that, certainly.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2013 01:26:54 | More by lacqueredmouse
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle from Utobeer, Borough Market, Glasgow (£3.00):
Hazy golden amber and topped with a huge, foamy white head that settles at about the height of a thumb with some lacing left on the glass too.
Fresh smelling as the name would suggest with lots of pine and bitter hops coming through with some lighter grapefruit on top of that. It starts to mellow around the middle and the citrus notes become more pronounced with a smell of grapes and very light tropical fruit notes too.
Bitter hops and some grapefruit start things off along with a few citrus flavours and touch of malts that I didn't notice in the smell. Some of the topical fruits make an appearance though along with some pine and a little spice.
Very lively carbonation with a solid citrus tang, some spice and lots of bitterness throughout. The body is about medium and the finish is a dry, refreshing one.
A decent beer on the whole with a strong bitter and citrus filled taste that was more refreshing than I had expected and one that goes down well. The aroma could have been slightly more pronounced but definitely a beer that I enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 10:23:30 | More by flyingpig
United Kingdom (England)
4.13/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2013. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as a pale ale that uses hops sourced from either hemisphere - potentially resulting in a variety of flavour profiles. This bottle apparently contains NZ whole cone hops along with Pacific Jade and Centennial.
Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with fine sediment and decent carbonation. Yields a reasonable head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of juicy hops with notes of grapefruit, peel, white grape, melon and citrus. Underpinned by mild caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Delicious!
Tastes of fruity aroma hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, mild white grape, a hint of melon, caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, with a strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and lightly tingly - the hop oils stimulate the tastebuds. Good body, though the carbonation could stand to be increased. Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, stewed leaves and earthy yeast.
Very tasty - a fantastic pale ale from Wild Beer. Looks decent, even if the head doesn't stick around. The aroma and flavour are superb; a smorgasbord of fruity hop notes for your senses to revel in. Body is alright, though more carbonation would improve the beer's texture. A top-notch brew that will delight any hop-head. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2013 22:51:51 | More by jazzyjeff13
Fresh from The Wild Beer Co.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.