50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at BX Beer Depot. Murky brown pour with a fleeting off white head. Cabernet barrel aromas. Tart but not overly acidic. Sour cherry, vinegar, caramel malts, and vinous notes. Very good mouthfeel. Good body.
mcberko (4805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a murky dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out raspberries and red wine, and mild dry tartness. Flavour is full of potent red raspberries and dry red wine notes. Bone dry and extraordinarily fruity with the raspberries, and only mildly tart. Finishes with extremely dry red wine notes. Great stuff.
UDBeernut (1247) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle brought over to the compound by ba merc. Is that barrel aged merc or beeradvocate merc? ooooh I can never remember. pours plum amber, dark cream color head. nose of funk, wine. taste is massively complex.. wine, oak, brett, lemon, orange. damn g. this is awesome.
WildcardZone (7) - Montana, USA - JUL 1, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled: 21 Sep 2012
443 cases produced
Aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels for 12 months
3 Sacchromyces strains, 3 Brettanomyces strains, lactobacillus, and pediococcus used
Subtle raspberry, but clearly present, i.e. wonderfully balanced.
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brystmar (972) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grapes, soured yeast, oaky barrels; plenty of oud bruin-esque base. Cab barrels are out in force. Plenty acetic, intense, delicious. Go Avery!
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Tom, merci! Clear copper pour, ring of off-white foam. Aroma immediately reminded me of Rodenbach’s Caractère rouge, same great fruitiness with the light acetic notes and the right amount of oak. Great raspberry flavor, quite sour, lots of oaky tannins, light earthy/woody notes, good fruitiness, again - just like CR. Heavy palate with good carbonation. A solid hit by Avery.
johnnnniee (1821) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at ACBF 6/1/2013
Light brown color with a faint head. Tart cherry with brown sugar and a solid shot of balsamic. Tart vinegar with a bracing lactic bite. Nice sour.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Big raspberry nose, yogurt, vanilla, a bit of vinegar. Very pretty red wiht lace. Very sour flavor, great frui, a bit acetic and lactic. Good. Started off great, but got a bit old, especially compared to the #12.
tom10101 (1803) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks O’s! Unclear amber/ruby with a medium beige head and some lacing. Aroma of raspberries, cherries, oak, acetic notes, light ketchup and winey notes. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying) with raspberries, oak, acetic notes, cherries, winey notes, light caramel and light herbal presence. Medium body. Dry. Mouth puckering. Acetic. Superb beer! Really complex and enjoyable. Very similar to Rodenbach Caractère Rouge, but with more oak and a little less fruits.
williamstome (641) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Quite aromatic, sour raspberries. Very freaking sour aroma of cherries and raspberries. One of the most vinegary sours I’ve ever had. Sweet finish.