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Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Henley-on-Thames, England
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RATINGS: 43   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.
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Fin's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7267) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1078) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
750ml bottle. Pours a clear bright golden colour with a foamy white head that dissipates away. Aroma of citrus tang, woody oak and brett. Taste is light malt & lemony citrus sour nicely balanced with vanilla, oak and funky brett notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry sourish but clean finish. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (811) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2939) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s Nieuwjaarsborrel, thanks to dEnk. Light hazy gold pour, small head. Light buttery oaky sourness, lambic-y notes, nice funk, lemon. Taste is tart, white wine, oaky, bright sourness. Palate is med-light bodied, with light carbonation. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4075) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag, courtesy of dEnk. Poured a clear light amber with a a round white head. The aroma is light acid yeast citrus. The flavour is medium to weak sour with a smooth refreshing acidic citrus palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. An English sour! and a damn good one too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a clear golden beer without any head. Aroma of sour grapes, lambic funk, Brett touches. Flavor is very soft sour, well balanced and not very overwhelming. Incredibly easy to drink, The sourness really evolves into a subtle sweetness after swallowing. Medium short, light sour aftertaste. Very well made sour. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4793) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel. Pours clear golden. Aroma is acidic, funky, grapes, some cheese and brett. Moderate sour and light sweet. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3284) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, hosted by MrHangover. Clear golden pour. Aroma of wine, funky, sweaty, some grapes and with some earth. Flavor is subtly sour, smooth and nicely aged. Decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Sample @nieuwjaarsborrel. Thin white head. Slightly hazy blond pour. Some sourness. Nice enough brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3734) - 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.


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