I seem to be drinking a lot of beers from Leeds based Wilde Child lately mainly because they keep turning up in Beerheadz in Lincoln and occasionally in Morrison's. Generally their beers are quite strong in terms of both flavour and alcohol content, but at 3.8% Risk Avoidance from Wilde Child appears to be their attempt to create a more session ready ale. Risk Avoidance pours a fairly clear gold with a small white head, so it certainly has the look of a session pale ale. The aroma doesn't take any risks either. There's a few floral hops notes, but not a great deal else going on in there.
Risk Avoidance has a nice light texture which makes it a pretty refreshing beer, while the taste is actually quite good. There's nothing strong going on with Risk Avoidance, but there's just nice hoppy fruity flavours lurking around giving the beer just enough flavour to be interesting while not been in any way extravagant. I guess what I'm trying to say is that Wilde Child have done exactly what they wanted to. They've created a beer that you can drink time and time again without any great risk of getting too drunk. It's basically the ideal session ale. I can't score Risk Avoidance from Wilde Child too highly because it's a bit dull, but that's the point isn't it? It's reliable and very drinkable. I'm going to give Wilde Child Risk Avoidance a very good 7.5 out of 10.