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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
zampano (7) - DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
Nose Brett brux mascarpone oak. Taste cereal oak lemon light tart cheesecake. Body thin low carbonation. Beautiful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3313) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2012
On cask at The Independent Manchester Beer Convention. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. A lovely sour, vinous aroma with balsamic vinegar, wet cardboard, oak, lemon and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nice and dry to finish. Great!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
A Mes rate. Keg at the Rake.
Clean gold with a thin white head. Glorious lightly sour aroma with a hint of the house wheaty character and just a lick of honey. Woo hoo this drinks almost like a young unblended lambic. Plenty of tart citric character, very little hop presence and a fantastic wheaty base. Tarty citric finish. Straight down the line. Absolutely excellent. My only complaint would be itís not sour enough for me. Everything else is brilliant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9833) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1218) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Gylden klar skum hvid lidt Stald druer eddike Bitter lidt sur moderate Vandede blÝd @f1

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Keg at IndyManBeerCo, 2012. Iíve been looking forward to trying this for some time and it did not disappoint. It pours hazy golden-amber, with a medium off-white head. The nose is fresh lemon, tart white grape, chamomile, Aloe Vera, citric notes and wood. The taste is sour wheat, lemon, red grapefruit, white grape, Aloe Vera, pithy, vinous, light acidity and wood, with a dry, lightly tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A soft and delicate sour ale. Nice level of complexity. Delicious!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Keg at Hanging Bat. Slight haze. Yellow golden colour, small white head. Big lemon, aloe Vera, soft wood nose. Slight lager malt twang to the front, then lots of layers of sour complexity. Really potent sherbety tart finish. Very nice indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to Denk. Pours clear golden with a ring off white head. Aroma of grapes, funk, tart fruits. Flavor is light to moderate sweet, light bitter and light moderate acidic. Over medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (680) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Sample from bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, thanks for sharing dEnk! Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citric, grapes, apple, some funk and tartness. Taste is very refreshing with a soft to medium sourness, apples, citrus, grapes, a bit lambic like. Medium body and soft to medium carbo. Very nice stuff.


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