stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is buttery Chardonnay with peach and pear. Taste is heavily carbonated with slight Brett funk and white pepper. Bubbles are super dry and leave a leathery taste on the tongue. Tastes like a buttery, spicy, Chardonnay champagne.
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from Churchkey Avery Cellar event. 2013 bottle->snifter. Clear gold with small white head. Flora, yeast, grape must, oak. Funky, but not in a good way. Not a big fan.
Errl (2115) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Wchesser...Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is grape skin, soggy wood, funk,..Taste is soggy oak, grape skin, musty, dry, vinous, spice..
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Clear golden colored beer with some white foam. White grape and funky diesel on the nose. Slightly cheesy. Definitely on the funky side. Flavor is kind of lemony, tangy, and funky. Some orange, lemon, and vanilla. Kind of a vanilla sugar on the finish. A slight booziness.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting. Pours hazy pale yellow with a thin white head that leaves a very thin collar. The nose is wheat malt and some nutty, buttery, vinous notes. The flavor is a bit sweet with more oak and butter, nutty wheat malt, with some wheat malt and sourness. The body is full with average carbonation and a medium oaky Chardonnay finish.
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chardonnay smell. Buttery chardonnay and yeasty taste which was surprisingly pretty awesome.
solidfunk (5291) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well balanced. Only a hint of barrel in this - just enough to put an edge of oak here. Golden pour without much head or lacing. Some florals, with light bretta. Delightfully tangy finish with a little sweetness. Some apricot, a little apple. Bottle pour at Churchkey feature event.
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear pale yellow with a small quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma brings out lots of grape must, white wine and a little oak. Flavour is very dry, vinous and complex, with loads of white wine barrels, followed by grape must and the oak - a little funk too. Hugely vinous, which is what characterizes this, though without being monochromatic. A great one from Avery.
jcnielsen (2628) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with white head. Funk, oats, white wine, oak aromas. Funky, white wine, grapes, green apple flavors. Enjoyed this one, a cool beer by Avery
djd07 (6058) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Euclid in Denver. Pours a clear yellow gold with paperthin head. The aroma is a strong oak, funk, grape. Medium mouthfeel with nice boozy wine and white grape with nice sour finish. Very impressive.
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Aaron, half leaked out on the way out, so Iím drinking the rest now. Pours a clear, light yellow with some bubbles around the edge. Aroma is fruity, white wine, some oak. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, oak, white wine, with a light sour finish.