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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 10 - Muscat d’Amour

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 323   ABV: 10.78%
Number 10 in our Barrel-Aged Series. Ale brewed with Muscat Blanc Grape must aged in Chardonnay Barrels for 14 months with brett.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Smelled oak vanilla and sour..tasted about the same amazing beer one of my favorites from avery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FullObs (134) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
12oz botte. Pours golden. White grape, lemon, mild tartnes, slight funk and dough. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of vanilla, perfume, oak, and florals. Flavor of vanilla, vinous, wood, brett, pear, green plum, citrus, and florals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
12oz bottle .. . pours a deep amber .. . mild foam .. . light white wine, wood, and muscat grapes .. . mild tart mouth .. . a very approachable wild ale .. . . get off there you stupid dog!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Cloudy straw with no head. Weak lemony aroma. Grape flavors, some oak, fizzy body. Nothing impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1595) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle thanks to Rich. Pours like a white wine. Nose is tart, winey. A little sweet with some hot barrel flavors. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours a bright hazy golden yellow with a small short-lived white head. Aroma is very wine-like with lots of Chardonnay notes but with a sweet fruity character from the muscats. Almost smells like a dessert wine with a bit of earthy funk thrown in. Taste also reminds me of a sparkling dessert wine - plenty of white grapes and light sugary fruits. The Brett is hardly noticeable with only hints of dry earthy notes in the finish, but it’s the lightly tart fruitiness that dominates. Mouthfeel is spritzy, with strong carbonation, which really hides the alcohol well. Never would have guessed such a high ABV. Another really good beer from the barrel series for Avery, a tart/sweet drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy dark yellow color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy sour woody white grapr aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2306) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2012
12 oz. bottle, thanks to Thorpe429! Cloudy golden pour. Nose and flavor bring nice cheesecloth, white wine, tart white peach, and touches of acidic bite. Light and sharp on the mouthfeel. Quite solid.

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