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Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Henley-on-Thames, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, occasional special
2012 World Beer Cup Gold Medal Winner.
An accidentally soured batch of Henley Gold Pinot Noir aged with additional wild yeasts.
http://www.insidebeer.com/articles/20131010


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5793) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/4/13] Bottle sample at a tasting at chriso’s place. Clear golden. Nice funky aroma with oak, some barnyard, lemony notes and a pleasant fruitiness. Sourish flavor of fresh fruits, some funk and a light lemony edge. Rather light-bodied. Lovely and easy-drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (784) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
750ml bottle #266/500. Clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is an initial blast of wine barrel followed by softer pillows of grape. Taste is surprisingly complex and sour with lovely grape, apple and honey notes. I hope more UK breweries start experimenting with sours if the results can be this good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Craig and Fin Sneak up in the middle of the NIGHT and drink all fonefans beer ].

[ Courtesy of Fin & Loz ]. Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy horse blanket, grape, leather, funky. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, grape, horse blankt, citrus - tart, funky, wine, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130519]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 11, 2013
09/07/2013 750ml bottle (Thanks Theydon_Bois!) shared @ La Tana. Dorata, viva, limpidissima, schiuma bianca abbondante e persistente. Al naso sentori di mela acidula, lieviti selvatici, stalla, cantina, note vinose, non male. In bocca è ben equilibrata, acida ma non troppo, note vinose, agrumate, secca nel finale, pulita, forse un po’ corta. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Discreta sour ale, non male, davvero un bel prodotto!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11121) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
Courtesy of fonefan. Hazy golden with tiny head. Aroma is malt, fruit, sour, tart, little wood and a little brett. Flavour is malt, fruit, sour, little citrus, little brett, little tart, grapefruit and a little barnyard.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Courtesy of fonefan. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, grapes, wood and a little sour. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 240513

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2013
Bottled (thanks fonefan!). Golden colour with a minor white head. Aroma is fruity, nectary, bready, some mild sour wooden notes as well as mild herbal notes. Flavour is sour wood, some tartness, mild herbal notes as well. dry palate. Pleasant sour ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2013
Sample @ DØE. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are brett, white wine, malt, fruits and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle picked up at brewery but consumed at Jan & Charlottes, Ulfborg, Denmark. Had this in company of Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella, Loz and Morten 19.05.13 Pours light/mid yellow with nice white head. A good beer, clearly this was always going to come second best when compared with the other sour we had this evening, and yet it was still pretty good especially considering the back story of how this came about. Sour but this has a relatively short finish, the zappy, tangyness is there at the start but a touch muted with a little lemony biscuit on the end. I enjoyed this and the barrel ageing softens this considerably. Good beer. A8 A4 T7 P4 Ov16 3.9

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1315) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Gylden klar skum hvid lidt Stald druer eddike Bitter lidt sur moderate Vandede blød @f1


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