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Real Ale Benedictum
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (2027) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Dang, this is a really good wild sour ale. Its pretty much black in color with really no head and some spare white sail lacing. You see...? The thing is... this isn’t annoyingly tart, so it must have been aged well... and, it fell off the high gravity stupid wagon... means you dont have to quit after this one. The aroma is mild tart and the flavor is mild tart, dry and sour while maintaining a body wet enough to not just enjoy, but take pleasure in. Great job Real Ale brewmasterminds!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhamp9 (1133) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Tap at Oak St. Red brown pour with a thin white head. Strong aroma with tart cherry, wood, faint vinegar, and some green apple. Taste has a nice tartness to it and a little puckering but just right. Taste is sour cherries, vinegar, toffee, and apple. Light fizz on the palate and dry. I am really impressed with this beer. Very well done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2013
(Draught) cloudy red brown, soapy tan bubbles. Nose is mossy, cherry, cellar floor. Taste is insanely good, cherry, cola, light acetic, rich, caramel, perfect carbonation and palate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1733) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy brown ruby with small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is oak and cherry skin. Medium mouthfeel with strong cherry, and vinegar with nice sour finish. Really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Tap @ Mongoose vs Cobra. Excellent sour cherry tartness with a sweet and sour finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....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
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1245) - 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.


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