Shnoodlepip | The Wild Beer Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
52 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by soulgrowl on 09-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of socon67
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange pinkish color with off-white head. Aroma has nice lambic style funk with some floral notes and light spices. Taste starts tart but also with light floral sweetness. Finish has hibiscus and tart fruits. Light body, really dry and well carbonated. Overall it's a nice experiment with interesting flavors.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.61/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of liamt07
3.06/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

these guys are so hit or miss with me, but this is a hit for sure. pink peppercorns, hibiscus, and passion fruit are all very forward in this puckery wild ale. i think its aged in red wine barrels too, some kind of wine anyway, lots of oak and fruity tang too. pinky in color, the hibiscus has obviously done its thing here. the passion fruit is the most obvious in the nose though, that and the wild yeasts, which are as funky as they are sour in the aroma, but quite a bit more acidic than weird in the flavor, a little cleaner tasting than it smells. the pink peppercorn is floral like roses here, delicate but in balance with the others, tartness is aided by the passion fruit too. more body than anticipated, this is almost full and almost filling. a real mixed bag to say the least. as odd as all the constituent parts are though, the end result is surprisingly cohesive and clear cut, i like it a whole lot, and it really has no peers out there from a flavor standpoint. hard one to really nail down because its constantly in flux, each sip i notice new nuance, and then the glass is empty. one of the more intriguing beers from a brewery that already has my attention. well worth trying if you find it, something very distinct and original, although maybe not as refined as a more perfect version might be. i hope it keeps evolving...

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Photo of Hallu
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a brilliant sour ale. Rather than copy a gueuze, it is all over the place. Passion fruit, pink peppercorns, and hibiscus flowers ? Never thought it would be a good idea and yet it works. I thought it'd be sweet, but it's rather herbal, with a nice spicy kick, with a huge sour ale backbone, but not too sour. It's just like their own version of a kriek with weird stuff. Very exciting, reminding me of what Prairie does. Even the color is different with this nice orange/pink hue.

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Photo of Giantspace
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.servedin a Small brandy snifter. Almost No carbonation very orange color looks murky mild on the sour taste with a good body. Oaky finish. Unique taste that's worth a try if you see it. I will be looking or a few bottles

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ela
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin.

Pours a dark reddish-brown body, one finger white head, short retention, not much lacing. Smells like a gose would, floral notes, tart passion fruit, lactic acid, a bit of sulfur and leather. It's weird, I like it, but it's quite weird. I'm not sure what the pink pepper is contributing, it is a bit spicy but nothing like black pepper shows up. Flavour works better with these adjuncts; a bit of wheaty, mild rubberiness, spices, passion fruit, floral notes, leather, touch of salt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy with good carbonation, very drinkable. All that aside, this just tasted strange and didn't come together as I was hoping for, but it's certainly an unique beer.

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Photo of drew74
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy peachy/pinkish color ale with a medium size foamy head with limited retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light passion fruit notes with hibiscus and oak is pretty unique and refreshing. Taste is a nice mix of passion fruit with light hibiscus and some oak with light funky barnyard notes. Body is full with limited filtration and some light carbonation. Nice refreshing drink with nice use of passion fruit with some good level of complexity.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkhara12
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Pours a bright pinkish orange with a thin white head that disappears quite quickly. Smells of hibiscus, gooseberries, peppers, citrus. The taste is bitter and sour, with notes of pickles, dark fruit, wine, grapes, lemonade. Light bodied and refreshing.

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Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Risenhower
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Todd
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tart, Tangy, Peppery, Oaky

Brewed with pink pepper, passion fruit and hibiscus, and dropped into barrels. Bottle was a major foamer, but no beer was wasted. A light honey color with pink hues and a thin bubbly lace sets the stage, opening with a strong nose of peppercorn, wine and wood. Puckering follows with layers of tart, vinous and a tangy hibiscus tea that's backed by oak notes. Light citrus and soft tropical fruit flavors provide balance with an interesting suggestion of young tomatoes. Pink peppercorns hang in the back, but come forward in the linger with a pleasant spiciness that ties everything together as the beer dries. Liquid awesomesauce here.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #109 (February 2016).

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Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Shnoodlepip from The Wild Beer Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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