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Shnoodlepip - The Wild Beer Co.

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 24
Avg: 4.13
pDev: 25.42%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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The Wild Beer Co.
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: soulgrowl on 09-10-2013

A collaboration of three brewers, three nationalities and six ideas brought together to learn, experiment and enjoy. Made by Kelly Ryan from Good George Beer in NZ, Brett Ellis (originally from the US) from the Wild Beer Co, and Mark Tranter from Burning Sky Brewery. This beer explores new ideas, techniques, ingredients, combinations and processes.

Using all three brewers combined knowledge and experiences to create an incredibly unusual and complex beer, this utilises every opportunity to take advantage of amazing ingredients and try alternative techniques.

Full body, gentle-sweet spiciness, a dry depth with oak undertones, and tropical fruit character, all finished off with tangy Hibiscus flowers – this is one shnoodlepippin beer!
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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 24
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. The pour looked a bit syrupy, oddly. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, berry, pear, red wine, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, floral, oak, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spice/fruit, wine barrel, and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, berry, pear, red wine, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, floral, oak, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/yeast spiciness and light fruity/acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, berry, pear, red wine, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, floral, oak, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice/fruit, wine barrel, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruit/spiced wild ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice/fruit, wine barrel, and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is very hazy pale ruby red in color. it poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and a small patch of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of hibiscus and passionfruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of passionfruit and hibiscus along with notes of red wine from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer ash an interesting mix of fruit and wine flavors, although I didn't get any of the Brett or peppercorns in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of Sam-VW
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 12/13/15 notes. 12 oz. pour on tap in a snifter at Mug's Alehouse in Brooklyn.

Pours a hazy reddish orange with a few off white bubbles and low carbonation evident. Tart fruits, citrus, vinegar, tropical notes, pineapple, oak, light tannic notes, and sour red wine.. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall very sour but good; if you like fruity vinegar sours definitely check this one out. Didn't get a lot of brett but maybe the citrus was it...the vinegar and sourness dominated here.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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...

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Photo of soulgrowl
4.91/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

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Shnoodlepip from The Wild Beer Co.
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