Somerset Wild | The Wild Beer Co.

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The Wild Beer Co.
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-04-2014

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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by larryi86:
Photo of larryi86
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle poured into a flute

A- A slightly hazy light golden color with a three finger white head that hades quickly.

S- Some pears and lemons, grainy cereal malts, slightly tart. Not bad, but doesn't make me excited to try this beer.

T- Better than the nose, but still something seems just a little off that I can't put my finger on. Sour lemon, light fruits, slightly funky, again cereal like malts, kind of light in flavor.

M- Light body, crisp.

O- Kind of disappointing but drinkable. There is something slightly off about this beer I feel, has potential but doesn't really deliver.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2021. Purchased a while back; probably from the Brewdog webshop. Described on the label as a pale beer fermented with yeasts and bacteria collected from orchards in Somerset.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A pale gold hue with plentiful carbonation and light floating sediment. Produces a very small head of white foam that rapidly settles and disappears completely. At a glance, it looks more like a cider.

S: Aroma of dry, tart yeast with hints of raw grain, hay, mild funk, lactic acid, sour fruity notes, apples, subtle mustiness and an underlying earthiness. No hop character to speak of. Bit odd; can't decide if it's good or bad.

T: Tastes of sharp, sour fruitiness with notes of lactic acid, husky grain, hay, subtle funk, apples, a vinegary twang, vague mustiness and earthiness. Very dry, with no bitterness to be observed.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and bone-dry, with lively carbonation and decent body. Crisp and textured. Pretty astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of sour fruity notes, earthiness, grain, apples and subtle funk.

O: Hmmm - an unusual effort that's hard to evaluate. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavor are tart, funky and earthy with a significant grainy character. Body is OK. While not extreme in any particular sense, it lacks balance. The grainy note in particular seems out of place, although the overall character does resemble that of a natural cider. Try it if you like wild beers but caveat emptor.

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Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of benbazi
1/5  rDev -72.7%

Photo of grahuba
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of PaleAndBitter
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
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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Photo of emerge077
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of RMoeNay
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
2.43/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of hdtrice
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Devil_Doc
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Photo of Sabtos
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of IronTom
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
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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Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +9%
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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