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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: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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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cgarvieuk's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , 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 (3794) - 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 (6521) - 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 (7975) - 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_ (3029) - 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 (4101) - 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 (11421) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3910) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash 2014. Obviously accomplished. Sour, funky, sweet, orchardy, smooth. Very easy to drink and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1316) - 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 (919) - 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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