FullObs (134) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz botte. Pours golden. White grape, lemon, mild tartnes, slight funk and dough. Good brew.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
SudsMcDuff (6187) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!!
Steasy66 (1012) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy straw with no head. Weak lemony aroma. Grape flavors, some oak, fizzy body. Nothing impressive.
bleeng (1552) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Rich. Pours like a white wine. Nose is tart, winey. A little sweet with some hot barrel flavors. Really nice.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Tmoney99 (11348) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the ultra generous Scott - thanks! Pours a light and golden yellow with some haze, active carbonation, and a slick of white foam that reduces to a ring on the edges of the glass. Aroma is white wine, dry oak, juicy grape (the muscat although I couldn’t identify it without knowing), a noticeable and somewhat course brett note on the back third, and some intermixed sour/tart notes. Smells great! Taste features white wine, chardonnay notes grape and a much heavier brett influence than suggested by the aroma with complimentary tart and mildly sour aspects. Some thicker sweet malt in there from the high ABV followed by lingering alcohol after the finish. Mouthfeel is somewhat coating but the active carbonation and brett provide a nice, spritzy contrast to highlight the oak and grape flavors. Avery pulled this off really well given that it’s a 10% ABV sour and I’d be really curious to revisit this in a few years as there is a heavy brett component and plenty of residual sugar for the brett work on. Great beer.
nimbleprop (5311) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a very sexy, ruby red with some white head. Nose of strawberry, red grapes, pinot, sugary, cake icing. Flavor is similar, great red wine character, almost like a cabernet mixed with ale, cherry, strawberry. Medium bodied, slick finish.