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Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Henley-on-Thames, England
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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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Fin's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8095) - 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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (2071) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Shop Bermondsey. Nose is lemon, light funk, lemon peel, tart, urine, lightly sweet, light grain, soda. Taste is grapefruit and lemon rind tangy bitter citrous fruit, light, soft on the palate beer, with moderate tartness and some lovely soft red wine vinous notes, little cheese rind. Nice English lambic which whilst only moderately tart and lightly funky, has a lovely balance of flavours and a unique red wine vinous softness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (912) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Aged bottle thanks to my very good friend - 1970s Boy - Cheers mate! Aroma is woodruff; Sauvignon Blanc; lemon tart; brett and barnwood. Taste is like sherbot bon-bons; lactose; good drinkability. Dry but well-balanced. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5595) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Keg at the vintage. Pours hazy golden, nose is funky, lemon, taste is sour fruit up front, dry toffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10260) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. Shared at BA Cake Tasting. Pours cloudy gold white head. Nose/taste of oak, white grape, lemon, funky yeast and cracker malt. Lighter bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4409) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle thanks Jtclockwork. Yellow pour with white head. Light grape, funk, other tart aromas. Light wine, oak, some grape and sour flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6697) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
On keg at Small Bar, Bristol, July 2014. Hazy gold with a decent, white, head. Tart fruits, some funkiness, a touch of sweetness. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle 75 cl at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to rlgk!
2012 vintage, BBE 2015.
Hazy pale golden color, smallish white head. Light acidic, apple, some perfume scent, also a bit of elderflower. Acidic, green currants taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy white head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny sour and funky with crackers, yuzu juice, white grapes, hay, barnyard, dry soil and lemon zest. Taste is sour and tiny fruity with crackers, lemon juice, yuzu juice, hay, dry soil, barnyard, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart and light bodied. Finish is slightly sour and funky with crackers, yuzu juice, white grapes, hay, dry soil, barnyard, minerals and lemon zest. Refreshing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, pours pale golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity funky stable honey cellar. Flavor is as aroma nice astringent touch of barrel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12378) - 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.


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