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:
#8,282
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
52
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
4.36
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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1.84/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of liamt07
3.06/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bpayne88
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
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 -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Schmoog
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
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 superspak
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. The pour looked a bit syrupy, oddly. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, berry, pear, red wine, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, floral, oak, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spice/fruit, wine barrel, and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, berry, pear, red wine, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, floral, oak, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/yeast spiciness and light fruity/acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pineapple, passion fruit, berry, pear, red wine, peppercorn, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, floral, oak, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice/fruit, wine barrel, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruit/spiced wild ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice/fruit, wine barrel, and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
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 Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ela
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is very hazy pale ruby red in color. it poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and a small patch of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of hibiscus and passionfruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of passionfruit and hibiscus along with notes of red wine from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer ash an interesting mix of fruit and wine flavors, although I didn't get any of the Brett or peppercorns in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of socon67
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2015. Acquired a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. A collaboration between three brewers - this crazy brew contains pink peppercorns and passion fruit with saison yeast and Brett to ferment. This is followed by aging in French red wine barrels and a final addition of hibiscus flowers. Outlandish but potentially amazing.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy pinkish-orange hue with fine sediment and light carbonation. Yields a small head of frothy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of intense, fruity sourness with hints of red fruits, subtle passionfruit, light funk, earthy yeast and faint lactic acid. Dry, vinous and juicy - reminds me of a fruit lambic.

Tastes of tart fruit and mild funk, with a dry, lingering finish. Notes of red fruit, mild passionfruit, putative hibiscus, light barnyard funk, earthy yeast, sourness, subtle grass/hay and a faint wine-like hint. Highly attenuated and dry, though the fruit notes lend a degree of balancing sweetness. A prolongued, yeasty acidity upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and lightly tingly, with soft carbonation and good body. The sourness abrades and cleanses the palate. Pretty astringent, followed by an aftertaste of acidity, earthy yeast and a vague fruitiness.

Intriguing and well-crafted, though challenging. Looks alright - pity the head doesn't stick around. The aroma and flavour are decidedly sour and fruity, with an indistinct character that I suppose to be the hibiscus. Subtle funk lurks in the background. Good body; very dry. The overall impression is similar to a lambic in fruitiness and acidity - who knows what microorganisms may have been contributed by the barrel-aging. Possesses a balanced complexity and a sourness that is significant but not overbearing. Excellent, though I wouldn't want to drink it every day. One for sour lovers - don't pass it up if you come across it.

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