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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (4664) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....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, iím enjoying this to much to care .. . if you see this on draft somewhere, get it, its a damn fine brew .. . . of course, who doesnít like to eat cat food...?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2595) - 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 arenít as bold as some sour/wilds, but this one is quite refreshing and easy drinking.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1667) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - 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 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?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10012) - 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.

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