FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smelled oak vanilla and sour..tasted about the same amazing beer one of my favorites from avery
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 (12367) - 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 (7259) - .....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 (1086) - 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 (1595) - 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 (12408) - 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 (2306) - Seattle, Washington, 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.