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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 17 - Thensaurum

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.89%
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No. 17. No map required. Here it is matey. A treasure trove of exotic flavors unearthed from a year-long burial in exquisite first run rum barrels. Arrr you ready for the pucker?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (452) - - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Deep maroon, opaque but fading to lighter orange at the edges. Hardly any head. Molasses, butterscotch, rum, plum and balsamic in the nose. Very oaky. The flavor is akin to a good Flemish red spiked with funky Jamaican rum. Balsamic and cherry blend with sugar cane and oaky vanilla and butterscotch. Smooth bitterness on the sides of the tongue is almost offset with caramel sweetness. Wood rolls in in a big way at the swallow. Medium body; moderate massaging carbonation; no noticeable alcohol. A good beer, but not wildly different from your average Flemish Red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Copper colored pour with a small khaki head. Smells like orange, cola, and a slight acetic quality. Some oak, peach, and apple. Not bad. Kind of fruity. The flavor is a little on the sweet side. Lots of cola. Some peach, orange zest, and grapes. Eh, it’s okay I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2755) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Sugar and balsamic dominate. Tons of rum boozy sweetness and vinegar sharp tartness. These sours are losing me sometimes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting. Pours clear fiery orange with a thin white head that leaves a nice collar. The nose is sour and funky with caramel malt that ties into the rum barrel sweetness nicely. The flavor is very sweet and sour with the caramel and rum balancing the lemon acidity, and plenty of funk. The body is full and sticky with light carbonation and a long sour and sweet rum finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a rusty brownish red color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is musty, a bit of balsamic, vinous fruit and spicy booze. Palate follows with lots of composted fruit, spicy rum notes and layers of vinegar, sweet tarts, some vinous acidity. Something Im not digging, starts out candy sweet finishes with some aggressive booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Good sour smell to it. Sour bretty taste but not quite geuzey. It’s solid, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2014
bottle, meh this was odd and challenging to drink. Lots of run and sweetness then bam tart. not balanced at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Very nice stuff. Amber pour with some apricot and bretta. Tart finish. Great package. Average carbonation. Wonderful balance. A touch of wood but well integrated. Thanks to Travlr for a taste of this. Bottle pour at Churchkey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (15092) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bittle sample at Churchkey. Clear deep amber color, tan edge head. Lovely sour cherry, vanilla, tart berry aroma. Taste is softly sour pitted dark fruit, vanilla, brandy, port wine. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark ruby red with a small beige head. Aroma brings out sour dark fruits, light vinegar, rum oak barrels, and wild yeasts -- highly complex stuff. Flavour is very puckering, with tart vinegary dark fruits, some light-to-moderate oak barrels, and a touch of rum. Quite vinegary and tart, but complex and still decently drinkable. Great stuff, just a bit too vinegary for me.

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