Wild Beer Tasting

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A while ago I did a tasting at Independent Spirit of the  the Wild Beer Co range of beers. (sorry im a bit late with posts at the moment) They are a relatively new company based in Shepton Mallet. As with coffee, what i really enjoy is discovering new flavours in a drink and the Wild Beer Co have some really exciting ones. According to their website “Our beers are brewed with a combination of ancient and new techniques, with the aim of producing a beer for people who want to discover and understand new tastes and flavours.”

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The tasting consisted of 6 beers and one rather exciting combination in a champagne bottle. Below are the tasting notes which I took at the time:

Epic Saison. (Belgian style) = Hoppy. Apricots. Tropical fruit. Very nice summer drink

Scarlet fever  with toffee caramel and citrus hops = fruity orangey black coffee

Bliss secret spices roasted apricots and wild yeast = light fragrance of curry. Moroccan curry flavour. Spices subdue and fruitiness comes more out when warmed

Fresh. Fresh hops = very very hoppy

Wildebeest (500 vanilla pods in every batch) and chocolate and crushed espresso and  = smells of coffee. Fizz on your tongue then aroma of coffee. Perfect for after dinner you’d drink it like port. Aged in a 12 yo highland park barrel

Madness ipa = Very fruity hops sweet fruity floral toffee. Small bit of bitter on the tongue but hardly noticeable (not my thing)

Ninkasi. Bubbles apples wild yeast. New Zealand hops Somerset apples and wild yeast. Champagne bottle = apple aroma lots of fizz. Not so apply taste

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The Bliss and Wildebeest were my favourites

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