Bibble by Wild Beer

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Beer Name: Bibble

Brewer: The Wild Beer Co, Somerset, England

Date Sampled:  25th October 2016

ABV: 4.2%

Serving Type: Can

Location Sampled: Home

It's a Somerset beer! As much as I love living on the South Coast there is simply no denying that a big chunk of my heart will always remain in the west country.

Growing up within a stones throw of the Somerset levels meant a childhood full of underage drinking and lots of cloudy cider. But as much as I still love that apple based elixir of long life, the world of beer has turned my eye for now.

So it has pleased me no end that there are little pockets of brewing excellence in and around the Somerset area that are taking the world of beer by storm.

The Wild Beer Co are leading that charge; who would have guessed that a little brewery from Evercreech in Somerset would be holding a tap takeover event in The Tate Modern? Their beers have garnered popularity across the board and they have drawn universal acclaim, not least for their participation in the International Rainbow Project.

Bibble is described by the brewery as their new everyday beer, a Pale Ale coming in at 4.2%.

It pours a hazy amber with a small white head which does not hang around.

The aroma has a resinous pine quality, but there are also hints of tropical fruits and fresh cut grass sweetness. It has a thin body, which is not unpleasant despite a slight oily feel on the tongue.

The pine and resin from the nose continues into the taste, along with bitter grapefruit and a pithy bitterness which carries through into the finish.

According to the marketing spiel on the can, Bibble is a word from old Somerset dialect meaning to drink regularly. Here Wild Beer have produced a Pale Ale which, whilst far from remarkable, is a very solid sessionable ale.

You leave me with a fridge full of this and I'll happily bibble, you can be sure about that.

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