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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 12 - Oud Floris

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RATINGS: 69   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
12 oz bottle thanks to Ratman197. pours a deep amber / brown with a small off white head. layered nose with cherry (Brett Lambicus?), cabernet barrel, light rum, light bourbon and pedio. med to full body with acidic, vinous and barrel notes accompanied by cherry, chocolate and light rum notes. big acidic finish with nice tart notes, deep barrel tones and big cabernet notes. another amazing sour beer from Avery!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
prosper0 (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Love this style and with barrel-aging was anxious to see how it blended. This beer did not disappoint! Poured a dark brown from the bottle with a tan head, pretty good lacing and retention for BA. The smell was filled with lots of character, nice tartness of fruit to it with scents of vanilla, caramel and tart cherries and dark fruit to it with the bourbon and oak blending in. The taste was simply amazing. A classic Oud Bruin base pretty mouth puckering but great body and character from all the barrel aging that brought so much more flavor to the table. The bourbon mixed nicely with the malt bill in the brown, the Cabernet & Chardonnay tannin blended well to balance the tartness, and coupled with the aroma just sent this sour brown to the top of my list for this style. Rich, medium bodied beer, even being mouth puckering it was extremely drinkable! Simply amazing beer. Like others have mentioned this is better than La Folie. Great job Avery, hope you brew one like it again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigAl0331 (4) - - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
This beer is dark brown in color and doesn’t maintain a head for very long. It kinda tastes like La Folie with a little bit more flavor such as the coffee and chocolate tastes that are incorporated into it. As the beer warms, the sourness and the flavors become stronger. A very good release by Avery!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Concealer (838) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Poured from a bottle with a deep dark brown. There was almost no head at all and the head that was there was gone before I could take my first sip. Oud Floris as the aroma I have come to love from sour beers. There is a strong tart upfront with a whole lot of fruit- cherries, blackbeeries? and plum? There is also a real earthy smell, oak I assume. I love the taste. Fairly complex with a strong tart to start then a bit red wine, wood, bourbon, vanilla. Simply put, this is delicious. Go drink some.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pineypower (2555) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle via trade. Pours out a deep brownish, ruby hue with a solid amount of carbonation and a small off white head. Aroma is of very complex, some grape notes, barrel, tart cherries, light acidic notes. Taste is equally complex, sweet/tart cherries, funk, woodsy barrel, light dried fruits, sweetness, light molasses, mild alcohol, lingering tartness. Wow! Super complex.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2012
another great sour from avery, this has a great funky tart aroma, toffee caramel and plenty of sourness, color is a dark brown head quickly fades. some plums come through as well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, sour citrus, grapes, light oak and a hint of funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of carmel, grapes, oak, citrus and a hint of leather with a criusp dry tart lingering finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Sampled on 9/2/2012. This wild ale pours a dark brown color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, tart and funky. A medium bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. Some wood, some grapes, some funk and a whole lot of tart. There is a whole lot going on here. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Very nice sour brown with a nice tartness. Deep complexity from the array of barrela used to age.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Sample at Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill on 10/13/2012. This brew pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that dissipates slowly. Small patchy lacing. Aroma of charred malt, oak and fruit. Medium to full body with a moderately sour fruit character and notes of bourbon, vanilla and burnt malt. The finish is vinous and oaky. Good brew.


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