Bliss | The Wild Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Wild Beer Co.
England, United Kingdom
wildbeerco.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CwrwAmByth on 02-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
15.81%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by Seanniek91:
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3.59/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 11.2oz screen printed bottle into a Crooked Stave tulip. Complete blind buy.

Appearance- Murky off-orange/brown with two finger off-white foamy head. Mild lacing.

Smell- Light orangey-apricot with lots of warm spices. Light funky yeast. Can't pinpoint too much else. Not bad at all, but not much going on.

Taste- Apricot up front, but quickly taken over by warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and a lot of ginger. Ginger is predominant here. Flavors work together, but there's a little too much spices. Would be nice as a holiday porter?

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Light booze heat (it's only 6%). No real tartness.

Overall- Interesting beer with wild yeasts, but it feels like it hasn't had enough time to develop yet. Who know, maybe with time, the yeasts will develop more and this will be a completely different beer. I won't be doing that experiment though.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml bottle with no visible BB date. I reckon I've had this a long time, probably more than a year, but I'm not sure how old it is or whether it's still in date. Described on the label as a saison brewed with roasted apricots, secret spices and fermented with brett.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A deep, hazy marmalade-amber hue with fine floating sediment and good carbonation. Produces a decent head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of mild sweet apricot with hints of subtle spice, a twinge of cinnamon, faint stewed leaves and earthy yeast. The overall impression is that the aroma has faded significantly.

T: Tastes of earthy yeast with notes of delicate spice, faint apricot, a touch of malt and vague stewed leaves/cardboard. A subtle vinous quality lurks in the background. No bitterness to speak of.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Aftertaste of earthy yeast, faint spice and a hint of fruitiness.

O: Hmmm - not sure what to make of this one, though I think the character has certainly faded with time. Looks OKish, while the aroma and flavour are delicate and verging on bland (when the ingredients are considered). Body is alright. The brett doesn't make itself noticed. I suspect this bottle is a bit too old but that said, it's hard to know what the brewer was aiming at. I might try and re-review if I can get a fresher bottle.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown with a frothy white head. Taste is reminiscent of Rodenbach's grand cru but a bit more balanced and less vinegar. It's sweet, sour, tangy, and a touch of spice. Actually pretty well done. Taste is more Flanders red than saison.

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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.32/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Tuckersmth
2.73/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Farmhouse from the UK??? I should have been suspect from the start. This was listed as a sour at Pangeae In Sacramento but it's no sour . Slightly bitter aftertaste but too dark/ heavy for a farmhouse

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Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Tyrus
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of jheezee
3.76/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of KathyG
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Treyliff
3.27/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a murky brown color with a small creamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- sour apricots, spicy yeast, smarties candy, nutmeg, cinnamon, some vegetal notes, basically smells like a pumpkin ale with fruit

T- opens up with flavors similar to a pumpkin ale, very spicy with notes of nutmeg. Some spicy yeast, picking up a trace of apricot but it's overpowered by the spicing for the most part. The finish brings flavors of brown malts and tastes like a brown ale with a wheaty linger

M- medium body with very low carbonation leads to an almost flat mouthfeel that continues to the finish

O- not sure what the goal was with this one, but it was just all over the place. Tastes like a mix between a pumpkin ale, brown ale, saison & fruit ale.

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Photo of cyrushire
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of n2185
2.78/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a very hazy caramel brown with a finger of fine off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, sweet and sour dark and light stone fruit, earthy with saison style yeast. Flavor is unusual, quite earthy with lightly roasty biscuit malt, woody spices, mild dark and light fruit and finishes with earthy, peppery saison yeast and spicing with a mild buttery element. Medium bodied with pleasant active carbonation. A unique take on the season style, like an herbal ale crossed with a spicy saison. Starts a bit more earthy and woody than expected, but the flavor was intriguing enough to keep interest throughout the glass. I did not taste the apricot flavors, but there was a dark unidentifiable fruit element to the flavor. I'd like to try something else from this brewery, which is new to me. Obviously able to push the envelope and still have an interesting and drinkable ale.

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Photo of BeenTired
3.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.98/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On cask. Very unique. Almost medicinal. Definitely taste the coriander. Pretty cool.

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Photo of largadeer
2.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of metter98
3.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy brownish yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a large collar around the edge of the glass and wispy lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of apricots are present in the nose along with some notes of spices and hints of sourness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of apricot but these aren't overly strong as there are notes of spices such as ginger and nutmeg. There are only some hints of sourness from the brett.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light-bodied nature of this beer and fact that it's not overpowered by apricots makes it very easy to drink. I'm not sure if I would have this again, but it was interesting. Maybe this is a beer that you really need to lay down for several years to let the brett yeast to further develop.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Enochase04
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of kkmiller76
3.24/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Bliss from The Wild Beer Co.
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