Real Ale Imperium
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1386) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Tap at Oak St. Cloudy orange pour with an off white head. Aroma is funky tart fruits. Taste is pineapple, funk, raisin, and wood. Tart overall. Really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (733) - - APR 16, 2015
Draft. Apricot-colored and hazy. One finger of off-white froth hangs for a long while. Lemon, barnyard funk, green apple, pear and vinegar in the nose. A funky, citrusy aroma. The flavor is very oaky. Tons of vanilla and wood. Not much hop character left, but plenty of funky yeast phenols. Wet hay, pear, lemon peel, a little apple juice. Peppery and dry. Mild lingering bitterness. Medium-light body, soft and silky on the tongue -- a silk blanket. Lightly carbonated, tongue-numbing. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1544) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Leave it to American brewers to change the rules again. Strong funky aroma and flavor of spicy hops and funk. Good color and feel with lower carbonation than Lost Gold. Nice blend of two styles but still had to ponder on it a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2076) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow gold with white head. Citrus, oak, bread, funk, and barnyard on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a dry and tart citrus note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4364) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2013
On tap at World of Beer in Arlington. Clear light amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is light hay, Brett, lemon, dirt, oak. Taste is oak, Brett, tart, citrus, straw, dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Far from transparent orange-amber with a whitish head. Lots of filmy lacing. Strong aroma of flowers, citrus, and candy. Tastes moderately sour and pretty well balanced. Medium bodied; slightly dry. Very nice. The flavors aren’t as bold as some sour/wilds, but this one is quite refreshing and easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
finally made it to freetail brewpub, this was recommended by the bartender. sour hay, amazing mouth. my most surprising beer of 2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6615) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2012 On tap at RealTail 2012. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is grapes, resin, and funk. Medium mouthfeel with a light hop and brett with some funk and light dry finish. A very Interesting wild ale from Real Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Had on draft @ Freetail .. . pours a deep gold yellow .. foam is great, lacing is respectable .. . wow- lovely tartness- touch of hops- just so good .. hell, go away, i’m enjoying this to much to care .. . if you see this on draft somewhere, get it, its a damn fine brew .. . . of course, who doesn’t like to eat cat food...?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (4046) - 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.

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