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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 12 - Oud Floris

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 286   ABV: 9.53%
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Dank u wel for all the help, Gast! It’s been very relevant! An expansive Flanders-esque blend as complex, assertive, an infectious as its namesake - although quite a bit more acidic and less injury prone. Proost! 67% ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, 17% ale aged in bourbon barrels, 8% ale aged in rum barrels, & 8% ale aged in Chardonnay barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5062) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to BeerandBlues2. Poured a light hazy ruby color with a small tan head. Aroma was notes of brown sugar, light acidic notes. Flavor was light dark fruits, tart sour cherries, touch of rum and bourbon notes in this one. Alcohol was nice and mellow, tartness was tasty. Light vinous notes.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13326) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thank you sir! Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of sourdough brownies, brandied cherries. Taste is softly sour plums, prunes. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"3500 baby! This sour ale was significantly sour and acidic, as most of Avery’s sours have been. Dark malts and all kinds of barrel complexity, all complementing the base beer. Some vinous notes from the red wine, and more bourbon presence than the others, though I’m sure we’d be able to tell if they were absent."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle from Tap & Handle. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a magnificent sour brown flavor with a lot of substance and a lot of sour. Almost, but not quite puckeringly sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Hmmm....judging from the recent ratings seems to be some bottle variation on this one. Cellared at 50 degrees since release from brewery. Cap comes off with a puff....thick pillowy slowly fading head. Great carbonation. Sour wood, red fruit, red wine barrel on the nose. Tart red fruit (cranberry, currant), pineapple flavors, lemon tartness, and red wine elements. Delicious stuff.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerman6686 (4698) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Wow this one was pretty rough. Poured a ruby red color with a small off whtie head. Aroma was of super sour vinegar and rotting vegetables and bourbon. Falvo was pretty similar, mouth puckering, vinegar, odd saltiness and barrel. Just weird and not in a good way.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
artmcd8 (1786) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to hornydevil. Pours a clear brownish yellow without much of a head. Honey-like aroma with slight vinegar in there. Taste is mostly acetic. Super sour to the point that it produces phlegm.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
From the March 2014 Pittsburgh Ratebeer gathering. +++ sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a small beige head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sour, tart, acidic, astringent and vinegary. The flavor was tart, and astringent with notes of vinegar, caramel and nut. Long tart and astringent vinegar finish. Light body. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2014
12 oz bottle thanks to pat. Pours a dark dark red almost purple with a thin off white head. Wine oak and dark fruit aroma. Taste is the same, as it warms a bit of a bourbon taste comes out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6991) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to the Dood! Pours a deep reddish amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong dry red wine note with acidic red fruits and a good amount of barrel. Flavor starts with strong sour red grapes and a dry red wine note with a bit of barrel backing.


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