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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 14 - Volunt Plus Erat

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 313   ABV: 10.43%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with Cabernet Franc grape must and aged for 14 months in neutral Zinfandel barrels.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (13188) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, many thanks!!! Beautiful bright reddish amber color, thin off white edge head. Huge funky aroma with dusty cobwebs, attic corners, overripe white grapes. Taste is funky white wine, summer fruit. Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7052) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy dark amber orange with a tiny, quickly vanishing head. Nose is very funky, full of wild yeasts, grape must, red wine, and oaky. Flavour is extremely complex, with brett funk, red wine, and loads of zesty grape must. Very dry, moderately funky and very oaky and vinous. Finishes a little citric and vinegary, with medium sharp sourness. Great beer, just perhaps a bit too acetic on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Pours a pinkish-amber color with a think white head that quickly fades. Aroma is oaky, a little bread, some funk. Medium on the palate with light, soft carbonation. Flavor is tart, dry, red wine, some oak, some yeasty funk, a little nutty, with a light, tart, red wine finish. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3868) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a clear orange pink with small off white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is grape, wine, oak. Thin mouthfeel with strong wine flavor and grape with light sour finish. Wow really impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2013
12oz bottle, shared by somebody after Jackie-O’s 8th Anniversary. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Couple loose dots of lace. Bigger body. Lightly slick, Lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good moderate tart sour taste. Light caramel malt, sour raspberry puree, light spiciness. Fantastic overall. Very tasty and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3232) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle shared. Pours a bright orange with a white head of foam. Aroma has notes of wine barrel, oak, grapes, and some acidity coming through. Taste is a more dry sour. Fizzy. Medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1241) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
From a trade with toomanybeers-thanks, man! Pretty orange red, light carbonation with no head or lacing. Nice nose of lemon zest, lacto funk, light cheese, red wine. Fruity, cranberry like tartness with light lemony bite at the end. Moderately sour and delicious. ABV well hidden. Not their most complex, but tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2013
sampled at avery taproom pours a bright orange red with zero head. tart peach grape and slight oak taste

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
Taster poured out of a bottle off of the Captain’s private list at Avery taproom for GABF. Smells only like wine. Pours a very clear red color. Head dissipated immediately. Some fruitiness. This doesn’t even taste like beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from Ratman. Pours clear ruby/purple with a small, fizzy, nearly effervescent off-white to pink head, short retention with spare to no lacing. Aroma is vinous, grapes, light oak, spicy and earthy hops, background meal and grain malt, lactic and acetic acid. Flavor is tart grapes and berries, a vinous character, light oak, light malt, hops, and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, light carbonation.


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