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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 10 - Muscat d’Amour

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 323   ABV: 10.78%
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Number 10 in our Barrel-Aged Series. Ale brewed with Muscat Blanc Grape must aged in Chardonnay Barrels for 14 months with brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
Botella. Hazy deep golden, white head, small like. Sweet fruity tart woody aroma, pleasant indeed. Good mouthfeel. Sweet and tart fruity woody flavour, alco / wine. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity woody spicy white wine bretty aroma. Slightly sweetish malty woody tart bretty wine flavor. Has a fruity malty woody bretty tart spicy wine finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22871) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity and light aciidc aroma of berries, brett and oak. Light acidic flavour of berries and white wine. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, malt, wood, and grapes. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, malt, wood, and lemons, leading to a dry and tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11087) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
clear yellow , no head. fruity aroma, wood, flavor is woody, fruity, slightly citrussy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citric and lingering fruity. Wineous and lingering citric, smooth fruity and lingering peachy. Smooth wineous fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours yellow with a slight haze and a small white head. Sweet, tart and funky nose. Solid body, sweet rotten fruit, sweet woody character with a subtle funky, tart edge. Bretty and very sophisticated. Some warming alcohol. Wauw - super delicious. 301112

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Picked up a bottle for $10.99 (ouch). I’ve been game to try one of these Avery barrel aged beers ever since I liked Sui Generis so much. Bright yellow color, hazy. Smell is a little stinky, grapes, wine, and booze, ehhh. The taste was nice, chardonnay, grapes, wine, slight booze, barrel, brett, a nice melange of flavors that in my opinion did not quite match the smell which was good. Overall I thought this was a good beer but my only complaint about the Avery barrel aged sours is why can’t they make one that is low ABV? I think they are all 8% and up. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-13-2012 03:24:56

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8792) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
A tasty an sour beer. Wine notes with grape show up along with oak but the brett provides some sourness and funk that tempers it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces a two finger thick, pale, off-white head that recedes somewhat quickly. The beer is a pale amber / gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells funky, musky, with lots of concentrated sweet / floral grape notes. A lactic sharpness, perhaps a hint of vetegal character, perhaps a hint of funky, musky baby vomit, some toasted oak character, and lots of white wine character that leans towards mineral, touches of tropical fruit, a touch of green fruit character, and a definitely peppery oak character. There is also a soft, backing pale toasted cracker like malt note in the finish that plays a supporting role.

Well carbonated, even fizzy, and surprisingly light bodied, with lots of grape like flavors. There is a lot of funkiness from the muscat character alone, but there is also a mustiness here, as well as a touch of musky, phenolic notes from the wild character; dry, mineral like, touches of star fruit, and lots of just plane funky muscat wine like notes. The oak character plays a supporting, but quite noticeable role here with flavors of toasted oak, light spicy wood character, hints of buttery notes, and perhaps sa touch of soft vanillin. This definitely has a green character to it, definitely under-ripe fruit, but also a touch of vegetal character.

Not bad, I definitely like the expressive muscat character that this beer has, but somehow it just is a bit flat (despite the ample carbonation) somehow. Definitely worth trying, but I was hoping for quite a bit more from this beer.

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