Lord Grey
Three Taverns Craft Brewery

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #806
ABV:
5%
Score:
91
Ranked #10,439
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 9.54%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
35
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Three Taverns Craft Brewery
 
Georgia, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  4
SCORE
91
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MacMalt from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received a can from @roguer in the NBS BIF #13. Poured into a tulip glass. It pours a cloudy yellow-orange color. The thin, ecru-colored head dissipated almost immediately. I like the smell, which boasts orange peel, lemon, and subtle but distinct tea leaves. The taste opens with tart, sour orange and lemon peel and I can easily taste the Earl Grey tea. At the back end the initial sourness is nicely balanced by sweeter fruit and honey. It's like Earl Grey with a teaspoon of honey. The mouth feel is lite, crisp, and clean with moderate carbonation and it drinks very easily at 5% ABV. I agree with those BAs whose overall rating is greater than the individual categories. Lord Grey is imaginative, well-executed, and fun to drink. Also, style points for the can art.

May 02, 2021
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Roguer for this one, from NBS BIF #10. 12oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured a cloudy medium yellow with about 1/3 inch of white head that had low retention and no lacing.

Low grain on the nose, with nice tartness. Some orange flavor, but no noticeable tea scent.

Pretty similar on the tongue; nice citrus flavors, some noticeable, but not overwhelming tartness, but still just the faintest touch of tea.

The body was typical, as expected for the style, light, crisp, and a dry finish.

Drinkability was very nice, i'd knock back a few more of these were they local to me.

Overall, a very pleasant brew, worth a shot if you see it.

Nov 10, 2019
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Roguer from Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good head production and OK retention. Body appears lemon yellow, lively, and seemingly slightly hazy, but is actually transparent when inspected.

Nose offers an interesting experience, with vinegar and lemon up front, immediately supplanted by black tea. It truly comes across as black tea with lemon and honey. Doesn't smell much like beer, but it does smell pleasant.

Light and slightly sour up front, quickly yielding to tea. A lively body and small amounts of pale grain are all that reminds you that you're drinking a beer - perhaps a touch of alcohol, as well.

Really tasty, really interesting - and not something I'd likely reach for often.

Nov 01, 2019
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iheartmyTHO from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this both on draft and in the can. Draft is definitely superior. Although, when I did have it on draft, it was at The Porter, and they serve it with a ginger slush on top, which makes the beer actually even better.

You do taste the Earl Grey tea in this beer. I'm not a huge fan of sour beers yet, but I think the tea gives this sour some more flavor complexities outside of just being tart.

Sep 07, 2018
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lord Grey

12oz can stamped 071618 on bottom poured into Duvel tulip.

Appearance - Uniform sudsy white head and lacing. Dissipates faily quickly. Only a quarter finger remains. Sheets of thin lace break into thin archs with decent stick. 4

Smell - Banana, apple, and tea faint enough that I only knew to search for it because of the description.

Taste - Slightly tart green apple. Hidden alcohol. 4

Mouthfeel - Moderate sizzle in the body that goes into a clean crisp finish. 4

Overall - Enjoyable, mild sour that works well as a session. No off characters. 4.25

Aug 26, 2018
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SaladBallad from Georgia

4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lord Grey by Three Taverns

12 oz can poured into samuel adams perfect pint glass

A 4.0 light hazy yellow, almost lemonade, thin head, dissipates quickly

S 4.5 great smell, clearly defined earl grey tea smell mixed well with the citrus, can also smell a bit of the bitterness from the lactofermentation

T 4.5 very sour forefront, but pleasant bright tangy finish, the tea flavor balances the citrus well

M 4 astringent but not unpleasant, not sticky, very refreshing

O 4.5 Wonderful beer, would definitely have again. It’s quality holds up against the beer’s apparent “gimickiness”. Great use of tea in beer brewing.

Aug 26, 2018
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ThickNStout from Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 2.39. Canned 2/15/18. Served in a Three Taverns snifter. Enjoyed 4/5/18.

Pours a dull hay yellow with about a three quarter finger cap of white foam. Very little retention.

The aroma is unique among the beers I’ve had. An earthy, citrus-laden blend of herbal spice, lemon and tea.

The flavor, as in the nose, is a new experience for me. Herbal tea, sour lemon and floral bergamot. A strange funky refreshing brew that goes down quite easily.

Light body with tingling carbonation. The tangy aftertaste is like a sour, floral Arnold Palmer.

Three Taverns’ third canned Sour Asylum release is both refreshingly unique and uniquely refreshing. Lord Grey offers a whole new experience.

Aug 18, 2018
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comrade_hanson from Georgia

4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a snifter:
L: Has a yellow-brown, hazy appearance, with a light quickly fading white head.
S: Strongly of bergamot and citrus, with notes of black tea.
T: Strong flavors of black tea and lemon. The beer itself is extremely aqueous, with little in the way of malt notes. Alcohol presence feels minimal.
F: Extremely pleasant to drink; almost feels like a carbonated black tea
O: This is an extremely fun and easy-drinking combination here. The bergamot definitely carries this beer, but it still feel pleasant throughout. I'll definitely be revisiting this beer again.

Jul 15, 2018
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy, pale yellow body with nearly an inch of loose, evaporating, white froth.

Smell: Tart lactic nose blended with that very distinct Earl Grey tea bergamot scent for floral, citrusy notes and a ribbon of tea leaf.

Taste: Sour, sharp lemony with a perceived briney saltiness before the bergamot-bearing tea kicks in, which, sitting on the tongue, lands some tannic touches before fading into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Fun, fine little combination, here, but Earl Grey tea beers, much like Earl Grey tea itself, does become a bit tiresome by the end of the glass.

Apr 06, 2018
Lord Grey from Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 35 ratings