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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 18 - Opuntia

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.65%
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Ale aged in tequila barrels with prickly pear added. Released February 23 2014, 263 cases produced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1926) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle shared at Darkness Eve! Pours Amber gold with little to no head. Aroma is sour tart and flunky. Taste all of the above. Palate is thin slick and cloying, in a good way! Love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
GABF 2014 Rating (Denver, CO). Pours a hazy amber orange hue, mellow haziness, nice fall glow with an offwhite frothy head atop. Nose shows some nice passionfruit, lactic acidity and decent oak. Prickly pear, gentle spirit and vanilla. Decent lactic jab, mellow funk. Initial is fuzzy and punchy, nice sour punch is tropical, some prickly pear, decent oak, some vanillin. Nice fuzzy sour vibe, mellow oak. Nice guava, kiwi, and prickly pear jabs. Touch of cranberry, grapefruit and more tannic oak, earthy spicy tequila, agave. Gentle fuzz, touch of funk. Backend is nice prickly pear, a bit juicy, some nice sourness, acidity, yogurt. Really tasty. Some warmth, firmer sourness and nice oaky finish, lingering tequila like essence. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle shared by Seth. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Sour prickly pear aromas? Sweet with cactus, fruit, and caramel malt notes. Good body and mouthfeel. Not overly complex but with a good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (606) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours a light orangey color. Smells deliciously sour with aromas of peach, lemon, oak, and citrus. Very tart and sour while still kinda sweet. Riminds me of a very light, tart, lemonade with tropical fruit notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (775) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Orange pour with a white head. Sour aroma with some tequila, lacto and watermelon. Same notes in taste with some oaky vanilla to it. Really thankful I got to try this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5781) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some tequila and prickly pear notes and is very sweet overall. The flavor is similar. I get the sweet prickly pear notes as well as some tequila and sugar notes. Boozy. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Hazed yellow, white head. This is a cool beer. The tequila is a welcomed addition to the prickly pear. The fruity flavor comes off as a melon or tropical note. Perfect sourness. Really a treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12360) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Epic Sour Tasting 2014 courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of herbal bright tropical fruit. Taste is fresh watermelon, light dusty, herbs. Interesting. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1643) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is sweet, tart, prickly pear, tequila, agave..Taste is faint tequila, oak, sweet prickly pear,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12oz bottle at hops and pies denver. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Tequila and wood taste with sweet peach finish.

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