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RATINGS: 47   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theothermatt (214) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle courtesy of theothermatt. Pours a hazy orange amber. Wispy off-white head, some lasting. Aroma is yeasty and sour fruity. Sour, some funk, barnyard, wood, soft citrus, lemon, (what I think is the) prickly pear, just a hint of tequila perhaps. Flavor matches. Lighter medium body. Semi Prickly and crisp. Strong sourness. Its got s nice initial zing. Green apple. Lemon. Lime. Tequila peeks out for a moment. Semi dry, lingering sour finish with a thin layer of tequila barrel character. Really nicely put together.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - APR 2, 2014
Recieved as a part of Free Beer Week 2014 -- Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Very fizzy quarter inch head that disappears quickly. Not much aroma to speak of. Looks like a hazy golden with pink highlights. The flavor is amazing, very tart/sour to start with on the top of the tongue and as it slides back Iím left with an amazing tropical fruit flavor; Lychee and Kiwi. Very impressive beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2102) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Pours a deep orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma of prickly pear, tequila, oak and lacto. Taste is prickly pear, oak, earth, lacto and tequila. Really nice sour, clean and crisp no acetone, great mix of flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birdmachine (213) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter glass. Aroma reminds me of some kind of sweetener, something like agave and watered down honey. Once the beer breathes a little it smells like the cactus my grandmother used to cook when I was younger. Total cactus flesh, watermelon, and lime. The beer pours clear golden color with sporadic bubble placements throughout the beer. No real head and definitely no lacing. Taste is up front whiskey sour, with more subtle green apple notes and watermelon. The lingering tastes kind of remind of sucking on a lemon, with a salty quality as well. Maybe some pear. Body is light with spritzy carbonation. Low alcohol spice and moderate alcohol warmth. Aftertaste is citrus peels, cactus, agave and oak with a lightly tart twang. Overall Opuntia is a pretty weird fruity/limey beer. The tequila barrel gives off what I am guessing is the cactus (nopales) taste and the sweeter agave. Definitely unique, but it tastes too much like a mix drink to me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle @ Steve_0, thanks Stephen! Pours a pretty clear golden orange appearance with a thin off white head and pretty serious legs. Lots of light fruits in the nose - apple, pear, lime - with a slight spiciness, maybe from wood. Really tastes like a green apple jolly rancher. Usually, green apple isnít very desirable but itís cool in this. Lots of pear and apple along with some vanilla. Way more enjoyable and chuggable than I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear, burnt orange with a small white head good lacing. Big citrusy, lime, bready, peach skin, tannic, caramelly, oaky, papaya, and acetic aroma. Taste is apricots, woody, somewhat salty, lime, orange, and bread with a medium sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. One of the better Avery sours of recent memory.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Stephen! Clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of tequila, lime, hints of hibiscus into a bit of tart lemon, biscuit, bready notes with a touch of oak, agave comes through as well. Taste is a mix of lime, hibiscus, floral notes into a bit of oak, tequila, hints of biscuit, bready notes, slight yeast into a bit of lime, finishing fairly tart, slightly sweet. Probably one of the better ones in recent memory.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajnepple (2553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
12 oz bottled 2 weeks ago purchased at Evergreen Discount and poured into a small wine glass. Orange and pretty clear with light sediment and a fizzy, quickly diminishing head. Tropical, fresh aroma of tart fruit, sour notes, light oak and a touch of tequila. Similar flavor, juicy, fruity, tart, sour and lightly sweet. Medium body with a nice puckering feel and a lasting finish. Pretty damn good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Matt. Appearance: slight cloudy, finger white head, amber copper color. Aroma: tart fruitiness, light oak, slight agave on the taste, more complex than I got a chance to really dive into. Palate: light body, average carbonation, tart finish, dry finish. Taste: nice fruit sweetness to tartness, slight agave on the finish. Overall, one of the better balanced sours I have ever had, unique tastes and scents, just wonderful.


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