Lovibonds Sour Grapes - Young

Formerly brewed at Lovibonds Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Henley-on-Thames, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Non Barrel-Aged Version. Draft Only.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - APR 15, 2013
On tap at the brewery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon Friday 19 October 2012 I rated this under the Barrel Aged version last October without actually thinking that the one I would have had would have been fresh non-barrel aged as I’d had it at the brewery, well done Scopey for adding this version, I will delete my barrel aged version now I have added this here. Pours hazy gold with nice steady effervescence, creating a slight white rim. Taste is sour, wheaty, tart with a lovely zinginess. Refreshing stuff would be great on a summers day but fine on a miserable wet October day. Fruity with an almost tangy cider like quality but without the dryness and clearly minus the apples. Great beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

The_Osprey (9126) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Camden as ’Young Sour Grapes’. Hazy yellow, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is urine, shampooed dog, hippy hair, papery. Body is medium to light, slightly foamy, tingly carbonation, tooth coating. Taste is soapy, dishwater, musty, sour sherbet, flannel, tart finish with some acidity. A bit rough on the stomach, and nowhere near as good as the barrel aged version.

mR_fr0g (13492) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Keg at the Lovibonds tap takeover Brewdog Camden. Translucent golden / straw coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is lovely sour lemon, with earthy straw, lemony zip, tart apple. Flavour is really grainy, grain husks, straw, zippy tart lemon and apple fruit, grain / fruit tanin. Palate is fine, light refreshing body, spritzy carbonation, tart finish. Lingering tangy sour fruit. Nicely balanced

anders37 (27057) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Draft @ BrewDog Shepherds Bush, Shepherds Bush W12. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small longlasting white head. Has a fruity sour grape aroma. Fruity sour tart citric grape flavor. Has a fruity sour grape finish.

EdKing (2648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Keg in The Rake. Hazy, cloudy deep rusty orange amber, thin white head that’s gone quickly. Nose is white wine vinegar, fresh Granny Smith and Bramley cooking apples, urine, lemon citrous, sour acidic. Taste is nice tongue curling sour, urine, sweat, sour Bramley cooking apples, acidic. It’s like a Berliner Weisse meets a Wild beer. It’s clean and crisp and fresh with more sour fruit kick than a BW and more body, but not really funky or farmyardy like a Lambic. Good beer. On the finish it’s a crisp fresh acidic sour.

allmyvinyl (11019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Glad to get a chance to try this again after the misunderstanding the first time around. pours slightly hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of sherbet lemon and wheat. Tart sour taste, pleasantly lip-puckering at first, then settling down to something closer to cider as you acclimatise. Very nice.

MColeBeer (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013 does not count
My one and only rate and it’s to balance out the two ’beer lovers’ below who are punishing a beer because of an honest mistake that was quickly rectified by the venue they were in.

berkshirejohn (6654) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Keg at the brewery tap in Henley. A murky amber pour with a ring of white head; aroma of sour cider apples; crisp, sharp and sour apple taste; with clean grape juice finish. Very fresh and refreshing.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
ap at IMBC ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft zezty lambic tart fruit ... dull soft sour ... soft fruit linger ... ok 2.9...

Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Tap at the brewery in Henley, 05/05/13. Lightly hazed pale golden with a thin white head that retains well. Nose is sour grapes, light funk, touch herbal, pissy hint, elderflower, faint citrus. Taste comprises soured white grapes, lemon rind, funy barnyard, tarte citrus fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, crisp and dry in the finish. Good lightly soured fayre, great to add a tarte note to the tongue and refresh on a warm day.

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
17th April 2013
Stouts III Tasting. Cheers Paul for this one. Pale amber beer, bubbly white head. Palate is light and crisp, semi dry. Pleasant sourness, so not too much then! Light apple, apricot and lesser generic fruits. Finishes light crisp. Very drinkable sour.

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