Real Ale Imperium
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Mysterium Verum. Imperium is the second release in our new line of barrel refermented wild ales, though it is the first to feature wild yeast that is indigenous to the Hill Country. Our Lost Gold IPA was aged in American oak barrels for 6 months after being inoculated with a strain of wild yeast that was harvested from the skies surrounding the brewery. While the aroma hints at a subtle tartness, the flavor centers around a dry, funky, barnyard character that matches perfectly with the elevated hop level of this IPA. OG: 15˚P IBU: 63 ABV: 6.6%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (4687) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Hazy copper with a thick head. Very sour aroma. Great sour taste with a little bit of sweetness. Exceptionally smooth palate and comfortable wet finish. Badass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Tap at Hay Merchant Houston. Hazy dark but bright gold nice color. Small white lacy looking head. Nose nose is modest sour and funk. Taste is the same with some tangy lemon notes. Slight sticky body. Decent stuff here glad to see Real ale branching out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours slightly dark and hazy golden color. Flavor is slightly perfumey and bandaids, with a fair amount of citrus/fruit hop presence as well. Sweet throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Thanks to errl for sharing this growler. The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of brett and wheat, with some lemon and orange notes coming through. The flavor is similar. The orange citrus notes mix well with the leathery brett notes. I also get some grass and a hint of toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Growler from wholefoods...Pour is amber with a nice white head..Nose is hop,oak,tart,funk,wild yeast,apple..Taste is lacto,hop,citrus,oak,spice,pepper,white wine..Palate is smooth with very light funk lingering

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Gold pour, white head. Nose is yeast, dried fruits, wood, lightly tart, and sour. Nice on the palate, heavy wood, light hops, yeast, chewy, smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
(growler) clear, rich amber, wispy white bubbles. Nose of pineapple, Brett, light hops, fairly complex, funky. Taste of pineapple, Brett, bit horse blanket, dry, caramel, interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Semi-opaque deep-orange color with a bright white head. Nice and bright... great color! Its aroma is strikinly sour, with wood and a slight tartness decorating. Potent and strong, but smooth. In the mouth, a slightly different experience. Itís surprisingly light on the plate, thin-bodied, but with a penetrating alcohol and bitter wood finish thatís almost green. Despite its thinness, this is still a sipping beer. Lively on the tongue, too... feels like this would be easier to drink if it wasnít so lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of white grapes, fresh oak, herbs, and grass. Flavor of oak, white grapes, light funkiness, and earth with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pretty good balance of funk versus hops. Itís definintely more IPA than "sour beer", but it is different. Should be fairly approachable for most, but it just doesnít seem very interesting. Maybe the effort put into production will pay off in future releases. Or maybe this should be bottle conditioned and cellar aged for awhile?

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