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


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4098) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is subtle brett, some red fruits, funky grapes, slight lacto, faint malt. Flavour is dry fruity bretty fruity slight tangy sourness. Some wine andnotes, slight malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
750ml bottle from the brewery shop, my 4000th rating. A bright pale amber pour with a white head that quickly drops from a finger to a thin coating; the aroma is a mix of fresh grapes and slightly musty fermenting wine; and the taste matches with crisp grapes and some very tart gooseberries. This finish is dry and disappointingly thin, but apart from that it’s great to find an English brewery experimenting with beers such as this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pale gold color with a sticky white head. White wine, moldy hay and funk in the nose. Sweet tart flavors with grape, berry, acid,some oak, and a long tingly sour finish. I do not like sour beers and this is one of those.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6534) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (934) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37073) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1053) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11811) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12343) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21383) - 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.

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