MrChopin (3288) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
shimmering gold, thin white head. Peach and lemon nose, light cigarette, filmy and foamy. Very citric nose, grapefruit sourness and peach sweetness in good balance through thin, sour, sparkling finish.
solidfunk (4018) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes together well. Finishes with medium to high sourness, a little mouth puckering. Golden pour with ok head and lacing. Citrus and plum, I guess prickly pear though I donít have a good idea of what that tastes like. Bottle thanks to Iphonephan at Epic Sour Tasting.
wchesser (1168) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty, pinkish gold. Very clear. Delicate floral nose with light oak and green quality to it. Tart, very clean with long finish of strawberries, ripe, dry pear, and presumably the prickly pear. Very complex-one of the more interesting sours from Avery in recent memory.
gendv138 (1343) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting, thanks Iphonephan! Golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tequila, light funky cheese, pears. Tastes of tequila, pears, citrus, tart notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Interesting.
Iphonephan (3275) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Tart apple nose. Flavors of oak and a touch of tequila and lime. Tart finish.
radagast83 (4656) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Thanks to Iphonephan. Aroma is some funky fruit notes, sweet barrel character. Flavor is much better - funky, tart fruits. Pleasant.
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, thanks to iPhonePhan! Hazy peach colored pour. Big pear and apple, definite tequila kick. Nice to see Avery go back to something not quite as boozy. I like it, donít love it.
JStax (2997) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with no head. The aroma is sweet with some dill pickle notes. Do prickly pears taste like pickles? Sour funky taste. Medium carbonation.
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Euclid Hall. Pours a clear orange gold with no head. The aroma is a strong prickly pear, lime, and oak. Thin mouthfeel with nice sour pear and lime juice with nice tart finish. Really enjoyed this one.
theothermatt (182) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light and tart. Pear, peaches, and funky nose. Slightly sweet with hints of tequila and oak with a rich vibrant fruitiness with well rounded tart. Balanced on the end. Really nicely done.