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Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Henley-on-Thames, England
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13833) - 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 (7278) - 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 (1302) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Gylden klar skum hvid lidt Stald druer eddike Bitter lidt sur moderate Vandede blød @f1

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2013
Keg at vintage. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Slightly dusty peppry lemon aroma, light funk. Taste is dusty, peppery, lemon and funk, light yeastiness, some white wine. Crisp and dry, with a very light tart finish. Easy going

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle sample at Grote Dorst courtesy of Bill Young, thank you sir! Clear yeallow color, small white head. Aroma of dusty pepper and straw. Taste is highly carbonated sour citrus, apple cider. Oily mouthfeel. Interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2013
75 cl. bottle sampled courtesy of Travlr @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst during the Tour De Geuze. Appearance is clear, touch ligher golden yellow with no head. Nose is mellow lightly tart citrus, light melon, hint of yeast, touch fruity, lemon sorbet, light wood, slight sour, light almost cider touch to it. Close to flat, very easy to drink. Excellent & very enjoyable sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle @ Stormbird. #121. The pour’s a clear gold color with an effervescent white head. The nose is moldy white grape. Fruit jelly. Mildly acetic lemon tang. A bit of unwashed sock funkiness. The taste is more of the same. Concord grape. Wild yeast. Some barnyard. Only mildly sour. Clean and pretty refreshing. Light body, fine carbonation. Smooth, easy-drinking stuff. Overall, I’m thrilled that Lovibonds decided to finally re-release this much talked about beer. Worth the wait.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle at Craft Beer Clerkenwell big thanks to whoever shared this my notes fail, 09/03/13. Lightly hazed pale blonde with a thin white head. Nose is woody, sour fruits, soured white grapes, light spice, touch of funk. Taste comprises lemon, wood, spice, soured grapes, white wine thats lingered a day or two too long in the fridge. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry in the finish. Impressive stuff - will seek this out again!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1918) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
75cl bottle at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks mate. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a medium white soapy head. Aroma is good funk straught away from the beginning. Ripen apples and barn yard. Reminds of a cider in a sense. Taste is tart and lightly sweetish. Good fruitiness and acidity. Nice balance. Didn’t pick up the barrel aging that much but it was still a classy and tasty brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear yellow with a fine, white foam head. Fairly funky aroma, dank dough, ripe lemon. Light to medium sweet flavor, robust tangy lemon and other fruits, good funk. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Very clean finish, light bitterness, white grapes, some mellow lemons, faint sweaty funk. Very nice beer, highly drinkable stuff.


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