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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our fourth wild ale is our first with a fruit component. Benedictum was inspired by the brown ales of Flanders. The primary fermentation was accomplished by our house ale yeast. The beer was then racked to barrels and inoculated with a mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria to finish the job. Toffee notes are balanced by fruitiness and a pronounced acidity. Tart cherries add a further layer of complexity to this very drinkable sour ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1292) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Dark amber, fizzy beige head. Sweet yeasty aroma, cherry and notes of spearmint. Citrus on the tongue with some spice as the sour takes hold. A bit boozy towards the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (6691) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Hazy deep chestnut Amber with a thin white head. Lovely nose with citrus zest and tart funky tones with lovely toffee nutty malts, and a lovely tart sour yeast. Lovely flavor featuring some dark malts, big lacto sour tones, zesty grapefruit flesh, citrus zest, and a little leafy hop tone, finishing tart and funky and delightful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2015
(Draught) Pours a dark mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of cherry, yogurt, caramel, and balsamic. Flavor of caramel, cherry, lacto, and toffee with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
GABF 2014. Muddled reddish brown. Nice cherry funk nose, bit of volatile acidity. Quite tart, with definite balsamic notes, along with red fruit, and funk. Vinegar notes kept in check. Very good, but couldn’t drink a lot of this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (2469) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Dark reddish-brown with a frothy lacy tan head. Very sour and fruity with dry woodiness. Dry, medium body. Aroma of sour cherries, Chardonnay, wood, raspberries. Top notch sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5148) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Deep brown pour with an off white head. Wood, sour, acidic, funky, and yeast. Smooth palate, heavy wood, funky, acidic, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Growler courtesy of thirdeye11. Reddish brown body with an off-white head. Smells great - cherry and other pitted fruits, wood, toffee, vanilla. Wonderfully tart and fruity. Great sour from Real Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2440) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pour is dark br9wn with a thin white head..Nose is nice mashed cherries with caramel, toffee, wine barrel, musty..Tatse is nice chwrries, wine barrel, dark fruits, nice tartness and balance..Very easy drinking

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7740) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
on draft a couple of times at Nobi, a few days after their first anniversary party, and i waited .. . deep brown ruby .. solid foam .. . rounded tartness, leather, berry, and tart barrel .. . very well done .. . . You’ll have to speak up, I’m wearing a towel

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Tap @ Mongoose vs Cobra. Excellent sour cherry tartness with a sweet and sour finish.


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