BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a muddled burnt orange color with a thin off-white head that faded to a ring. Aroma of moderate berry fruitiness, soft caramel sweetness, some barnyard yeast, wood, and mild lactic acid. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some light brown sugar/caramel sweetness and soft berry that leads into a lightly tart citric fruitiness paired with some lightly bitter, soft hops that lead into a lightly boozy finish. Moderate carbonation and slightly heavy mouth feel. Overall, it had some solid elements that showed promise, but the pieces didn’t form a coherent whole. Perhaps giving it a little longer to mature would help? I don’t know.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Avery Sour Ale Fest. Liked this one a lot. Light and crisp. Very tasty and enjoyable. At least it was more sour than the majority of brews at the fest, which was a bonus.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2010 corn syrup and sugar nose. minor notes of herbs/basil soured grains/bread, mild cherry, some light wood, more heavy caramel chewiness. very messy, seemingly trying to do five things at once. mild to moderate acidity. somewhat thin finish. likely a shot in the dark blend rather than something carefully achieved through slow experimentation. at least it tastes like that.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught from Avery Sour Fest. Orange/red with thin white head. Earthy dirt and big orange maybe clementine citrus in nose over champagne acidic bubbliness. Very carbonated. Very sweet to sour. Not too puckering but dry. A better brew of the fest.
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a cloudy orange amber with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of horseblanket, leather and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a lingering lightlt dry tart finish. Flavors of leather, spice and barnyard funk with a crisp dry lingering tart funky finish.