Shnoodlepip - The Wild Beer Co.

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 10
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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The Wild Beer Co. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: soulgrowl on 09-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 10
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.02/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2015. Acquired a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. A collaboration between three brewers - this crazy brew contains pink peppercorns and passion fruit with saison yeast and Brett to ferment. This is followed by aging in French red wine barrels and a final addition of hibiscus flowers. Outlandish but potentially amazing.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy pinkish-orange hue with fine sediment and light carbonation. Yields a small head of frothy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of intense, fruity sourness with hints of red fruits, subtle passionfruit, light funk, earthy yeast and faint lactic acid. Dry, vinous and juicy - reminds me of a fruit lambic.

Tastes of tart fruit and mild funk, with a dry, lingering finish. Notes of red fruit, mild passionfruit, putative hibiscus, light barnyard funk, earthy yeast, sourness, subtle grass/hay and a faint wine-like hint. Highly attenuated and dry, though the fruit notes lend a degree of balancing sweetness. A prolongued, yeasty acidity upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and lightly tingly, with soft carbonation and good body. The sourness abrades and cleanses the palate. Pretty astringent, followed by an aftertaste of acidity, earthy yeast and a vague fruitiness.

Intriguing and well-crafted, though challenging. Looks alright - pity the head doesn't stick around. The aroma and flavour are decidedly sour and fruity, with an indistinct character that I suppose to be the hibiscus. Subtle funk lurks in the background. Good body; very dry. The overall impression is similar to a lambic in fruitiness and acidity - who knows what microorganisms may have been contributed by the barrel-aging. Possesses a balanced complexity and a sourness that is significant but not overbearing. Excellent, though I wouldn't want to drink it every day. One for sour lovers - don't pass it up if you come across it. (2,009 characters)

Photo of Sam-VW
4.03/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

When you pour this beer, it's a very colourful Orange with a medium head which dissipates very quickly. I'd also say it's as fizzy as Champagne. On the nose there's lots of Brett Yeast aromas, Spelt which is similar to Wheat in the aroma, Passion fruit and some peppery notes with hints of Honey and Summer Berries. On the Palate it's a little less complicated, but still delicious with a lot of Sour Brett Notes with Passion Fruit and a light Peppery note in the background, malty sour mash flavours carry throughout. It's quite a thin feeling beer in the mouth but, as I said the beer is very fizzy and the bubbles more than make up for the body and bulk it up a little. I often find that Sours that have a little more bubbles always go down very well. It finishes dry. (771 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
4.25/5  rDev n/a

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a hazy light coppery pink... off white head with a hint of pink poured quite foamy and disappeared slowly to thin coating... fair amount of carbonation bubbles to the surface... no real lacing at all..

Aroma - Tart fruits (light sour apples and pears, cherries, lemons), champagne notes, some light almond hints, light mustiness, some wet hay notes, light red wine hints, hint of pepper, grassy, faint candy sugar, light oak

Taste - Again tart fruits (strong lemon notes, light cherries, grapefruits, passionfruit), some vinegary notes, earthy yeast, brett notes, faint red wine, light nutty hints, farmhouse cider traces, floral.... the faintest sweetness emerges after a few sips...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry... light bodied... suprisingly drinkable and refreshing though..

Overall - An excellent Wild Ale and as good as some of the Belgians i've had... probably not for everyone but definitely recommended... (980 characters)

Photo of soulgrowl
4.91/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This looks like a really good vintage sparkling rose, pinkish rouge with a barely pink (think white peach) head. The smell is extraordinarily vinous as well, but also very similar to a Flemish red. Oak and acidic funk are surprisingly forward, with passion fruit also articulated with great precision. Concord grapes, wisteria, and pink peppercorns appear as well. There's also a cranberry-citric note that reminds me of a well made cosmopolitan. Must be the hibiscus.

At the first sip, I can't help but utter 'wow.' Woody pink peppercorn, floral hibiscus, tart passion fruit, red wine – it does everything it says on the tin, and then some. It's perfectly balanced, tart and bubbly but not too sharp. The acidity is juicy and mouthwatering, drawing me back for more. The flavours have a smoothness and marriage to them that makes me surprised that this is only 4 months aged. The more I drink, the more nuances I discover - pink grapefruit, rose, medicinal phenols. This is incredible. (991 characters)

Shnoodlepip from The Wild Beer Co.
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