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Somerset Wild | The Wild Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
The Wild Beer Co.
United Kingdom (England)

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

- Spontaneously fermenting yeast + pale + sour beer.

A: Pale straw pour with a pristine clarity reveals a softly rising mist of carbonation. Snow white capping is micro-bubbly on the surface, of a decent a size, but is quick to dissipate with a low appeal of lacing.

S: Sour orange and lemon, light sense with a hint of sweet malt and straw.

T: Crisp flavor is sharp of a light lemony sourness, wheat and sour fruit. Green apple with a touch of cinnamon spice. Lightly tart, some lime, white grapes with some slightly sour citrusy hops.

M: Bubbly champagne like carbonation is very sharp in crispness. A bit acidic.

O: Drinks like a crisp white wine, good pairing with fish. Lightly sour, easy drinking wine substitute.

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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale pastel yellow, spotty lacing. Lightly hazed.

Oddly funky. Earthy peanut shells, coconut water.
Taste is a little light, apple and earth. Light bodied, somewhat watery.
Not bad, just ok, a bit one dimensional.

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3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, yellow-green with no head. Pours like a soda. Moderate carbonation with sediment floating within.

Smells of unripe plums, green fruit, plastic, beer malt, hazelnuts, yes a sort of Nutella quality.

Lemon juice, unripe fruit, no sweetness at all, and a slight plastic quality.

Light, crisp, tart with lots of soda like carbonation.

Got in Albany, NY at Westmere Beverage. Glad to have found something finally by Wild Beer. Its a piece of art really, and therefore hard to rate. Reminds me of a gose, but its not. So light for a beer of this sort I can see it being misunderstood, but I think its great! Drank in New Hamburg, ON, Oct 10, 2016.

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Extremely chunky at the bottom of the bottle, pour it slowly.

Light, opaque yellow with no head or carbonation.

Smell is a vinegared mushrooms with some hay.

Taste of lemon-honey drop, very acidic. As it warms, it gets grassy.

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On-tap 8/3/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains wild Belgian yeast, burnt malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mildly sour bite. Then an odd malt character breadiness pokes in. The malt character is thin but seems burnt and throws everything off. Once the odd flavors fades a bit there’s a good balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is just a mediocre beer at best.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 330 mL bottle into a pint glass, pale golden color with a foamy white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, very cloudy

S: sour, wild, funky, yeast, vinegar, pickles, grain

T: unique funky flavor, sour and bready at the same time, like eating sourdough bread in San Francisco, nice bitter hop finish

M: light and fresh

O: uniquely flavored beer

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an extremely cloudy straw yellow in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and a hint of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has an eighth of the finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a small to medium sized patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sourness/tartness and funky barnyard over the top of lighter aromas of pale malts. Light aromas of lemon citrus as well.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts and wheat. That is followed by moderate flavors of sourness/tartness and a moderate flavor of lemon citrus. Light flavors of funky barnyard/wet hay towards the finish. Overall there is a moderate amount of sourness/tartness to this brew.

M: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable. Moderate amounts of sourness/tartness and just a light amount of funkiness. Definitely one I would grab again if I came across it.

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Somerset Wild from The Wild Beer Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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