Shnoodlepip | The Wild Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.99/5
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
Ranking:
#8,288
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
52
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
4.36
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of soulgrowl
4.91/5  rDev +23.1%
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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Photo of Foley67
4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewer1980
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Kirk
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Hallu
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
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 N1Nkasi
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Todd
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
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 Tdenham
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdagnew
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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 SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
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 StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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 Risenhower
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkhara12
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
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 agreenman19
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Shnoodlepip from The Wild Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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