Imperium
Real Ale Brewing Company

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 8.48%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
38
From:
Real Ale Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
90
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

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

2014 edition, really old now, but drinking mature and delicious still, with a ton of brett, almost over developed, if this was ever delicate, it sure isnt any more. tons of oak to the hazy pale beer on the nose and in the flavor, wet and white winey, but also just sort of woodsy an decaying, with heaps of bretty funk on it, sourdough bread, soft peaches and apricots, although it sounds like they have done an edition that actually has fruit in it. time has done this well, its as complex as they get, with the grain still relatively intact, and the brett just totally evolved and interesting, if a bit high in the flavor mix. it feels heavy to me, much heavier than its abv, i taste an almost fusel alcohol thing in here and there is a lot of body. im not sure if this is mysterium verum imperium or if thats something else, but it was sold to me as just imperium from 2014, so thats what i am going with. sturdy and funky old wild beer, drinking nice right about now but very robust, tart too but mostly funky. i dont think i knew these guys even did this sort of thing. cool to try this old vintage!

Jul 04, 2018
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visualweasel from Washington

4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale gold and cloudy. Minimal head, dissipating quickly.

S: Very appealing notes of citrus and brett. Very promising!

T: The taste delivers! If you like the Real Ale Lost Gold IPA and you like wild ales, you're going to dig this one. Citrus (mainly orange, lemon, a bit of tangerine) and wonderfully balanced brett notes (damp hay and soured oak). Not overpowering, and not nearly as bitter as many IPAs, but still quite hoppy.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Not as carbonated as most IPAs of this abv, but I don't feel the ale suffers too much. A bit more sparkle would have been appreciated.

O: Very nice indeed! So nice, I had two at Oak Street Draft House in Denton, TX. Thrilled to have crossed paths with this nicely soured IPA.

Mar 29, 2013
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Mora2000 from Texas

3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"This is Lost Gold IPA aged for six months in oak barrels and infused with wild yeast from around the brewery."

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.

Oct 13, 2012
Imperium from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 38 ratings