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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....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...?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5681) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4842) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3739) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3654) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3553) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2002) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1585) - 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


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