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

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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.
http://www.insidebeer.com/articles/20131010


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34222) - 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 (30689) - 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 (20217) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14311) - , 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 (13935) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2013
Sample @ DØE. Small head with short duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are brett, white wine, malt, fruits and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle at Craft. Very soft sourness. Only a little funk. Some vanila. Coconut. Very drinkable sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10466) - 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.


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