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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 11 - Recolte Sauvage

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 331   ABV: 11.03%
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle at la casa de MrRomero. Gracias por la blind en Tejas!.Pours a deep amber with a nose of red wine. Flavor is red wne and light prune. Oily mouthfeel. Great brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are brett, fruits, lactose acid, red wine, wood, malt and hops. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Ruby Brown with little head fading to nothing. Aromas of musty, earthy, horse blanket funk. Like that destroyed, beer spilled, college couch, that’s aroma gained your respect and appreciation as the spills aged, or like that second whiff you take of dead deer after a first whiff leaves you appalled, this beer reminds us of our appreciation for funk. Then comes grape notes, bigger vanillas, sweetness and tart rhubarb, and cranberry juice with maybe a whiff of diacetyl--reinforced in the flavor--giving a somewhat palate expanding but understated presence. Peppery and tannic. Flavor starts like a grape soda, thin on the palate but blows up tannic, all red wine tongue and throat coating, leaving that leathery dry tongue feel I associate with reds. The almost buttery/honey sweet back note is played down by the lactic (and maybe acetic) acid presence, both which play up the beers Gamey meat pairings. Along with lactic textures and almost vinegary notes, earthy soil, a touch cheesy (running aged goat cheeses). Grapes play a big role in flavors initial pop, which includes a touch of acidity sourness upfront, but mellows into those mouth covering spicy, peppery, tannic redwine notes. Any talk of butyric acid playing a role in this beers I believe is mislead. If anything I believe the capric acid and maybe some lacto give a firm cream to it, gives a goat cheese, smelly work socks smell too it, but upon this second tasting (this tasting being my second opening of this brew), the goat cheese funk has become slightly more subtle and made room for the growing tartness and apparent acidity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9542) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark garnet with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of grape, oak, barnyard funk, light carmel and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, grape, citrus, light barnyard and light oak with a crisp dry tart lingering funky grape finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Another huge thanks to Armin! Bottle pours deep burnt ruby with an off-white head. Aroma reminds me of a freshly dumped Lodi Zin barrel (including the slight alc twinge), even though I can definitely get the Cab presence. Notes of black cherry, raspberry, caramel, plum, tobacco, and oak. Flavor is tart with additional notes of vanillin, pepper, and a definite red wine presence. Overall body is moderate, tannic, and the finish is dry. I know that a lot of people don’t seem to be "fans" of this one, but I can really appreciate what they accomplished here. This one really blurs the lines and boundaries of beer/wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour tart apple aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tart & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & tart finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (10642) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, red wine, wood and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 170214

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5659) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle @ Johns, Pours dark amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma is lightly sour, winelike, grapes, oak, cherries. Flavor is little sweet and light sour, oak, brett, grapes, berries, cherry, some alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, alcohol warming but well hidden. 170214

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429: Pours a transparent deep mahogany amber with a thin ring of off-white bubbles. Has a complex tart vinous oaky nose with some red grapes and light sweetness. Starts with good fullness and light carbonation with a mild sweetness that quickly dries out giving way to vinous red wine and light tartness with some earthy oaky funkiness in the finish. Slightly warming, but otherwise quite drinkable with good complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Reddish brown pour, off white head. Aroma is almost all cab Sauvignon grapes with some oaky notes. Flavor is dry, tart, red wine, light yeast. Good. But this one needs time to develop.


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