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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Occasional. Has been seen on keg.
2012 World Beer Cup Gold Medal Winner.

This beer started as a fermentation mistake with our flagship Henley Gold, giving us the sourness and drinkability of a Berliner Weisse. It tasted great but we thought it would be interesting to add a wild character to the beer. we filled used Frencg Pinot Noir barrels with the sour beer and a host of other good bacteria and wild yeast, then closed the door.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
From tap at the Rake, thanks to Mes for a pour of this. Pours clear and golden yellow with no head. Aroma is fruity and mild acidic. Barnyard smooth and slight acidic. Acidic, fruity and barnyard aromatic flavoured. Shivering sour. Ends dry and acidic. Will likely get even better with some longer aging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle @ Chriso pre-GBBF Shindig 2016. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy sour bretty funky aroma. Fruity malty sour tart funky woody flavor. Has a fruity sour tart funky woody finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
15th November 2010
On tap at the Rake. Clear bright gold beer amber brew. Little white head. Sourish grapey nose Duh! Light crisp palate. A little dry. Mild tartness - enough to tantalise the taste buds. Some minerally spritziness. Tangy finish. Nice drinkable sour, vaguely ciderish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 tap at IMBC ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft zezty lambic tart fruit ... dull soft sour ... soft fruit linger ... ok 2.9... move to young

bottle at Jans ... golden amber ... small white head .... soft funk barnyard nose ... light tart lemonl.. soft sour ... apricotfruits... ok 3.2

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Pale golden beer with a very small white head. Sourish leather aroma, grapes, citrus, barnyard, tart, hay, raisins, some earthy notes. Sour leather flavor, earthy, hay, citrus, grapefruit, barnyard, funky notes, apples, sweet notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - 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


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