Wild Beers

Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 14.56.32 The Wild Men of The Wild Beer Co

I have been a big fan of The Wild Beer Co ever since I was first introduced to them early this year by my friend & neighbour Paul who has known founders Brett & Andrew since Uni(at least I think that’s how he knows them). The beers coming out of their brewery in Lower Westcombe Farm Somerset have such personality & depth of flavour.

Here’s my tasting notes on 2 of them:

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Scarlet Fever Red Ale 4.8% abv

Eye- Deep auburn, root beer red foam

Nose- Grapefruit, dark chocolate, toasted coffee beans, pistachio, caramel apple

Palate- Tart red fruit, serious, warming bitterness, dry woody finish

Verdict- This ain’t your typical red ale, very mature and refined. Wants food this. Game, mature cheese or anything with mushrooms would love it.

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Epic Saison 5%abv

Eye- Deep yellow, buzzing bubbles, thick individual bubble foam

Nose- Jasmine, mango, dried pineapple, ginger snaps

Palate- Deep apricot, complex jagermiester herbs, long luscious zest super clean finish

Verdict- Saison is a very popular style right now. I love good Saison. This is bloody good Saison! (I recently had their Solera Saison on keg and was equally impressed with it)

So whether they come in wickedly branded bottles or on keg their beers are well worth getting into.