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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 19 - Rufus Corvus

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 205   ABV: 6.83%
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An artful and massively acidic blend of two major projects and further enhanced with several orphan barrels from the corners of our barrel aging cellar. All ale involved was barrel aged for a minimum of 8 months and a maximum of 24 months.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (1230) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Aaron. Pour is light hazy brown with a frothy head. Nose has a lot of barrel character, vanilla, red berries and light funk. Taste is smooth, vanilla, oaky notes, caramel, tannins, cranberries with a hint of peat. Super delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10713) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle at home courtesy of Ratman. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is acetic plums and cherries, fresh oak, light toast malt and barnyard yeast. Flavor is tart and acidic cherries and plums, light toast malt, light earthy hops and bitterness, fresh oak notes and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4883) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour, with a light tan head. Fruity berry, leather, wood, red wine, balasamic vinegar, and moderate acidity. Not my favorite sour, but ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6774) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
He lives in Lakewood. Apparently. .. . dark brown .. mild head .. . tart this mother up! dirty hay and sour grape skin .. . full and bracing .. . good stuff .. . . Is there any proof that Hawaii actually exists? No.... Does anybody remember The Drifters?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pouring at Sour’d in September 2014, at Captain Lawrence. Pours a faintly hazed brown with a thin to medium sized tanned beige head. Cherry, wood, soft acid on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet and tangy. Medium acid, tart wheat. Sweet chewy acid and tangy. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 12 oz. bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is very complex, with red wine barrels, various wild bacteria, some wood, balsamic and prominent acidity. Flavour matches, with loads of complexity from the various wood, including red wine barrels and oak in general, wild yeast, and medium acidity that is well-suited. Very dynamic and cohesive. Masterful blend here; however, the acidity starts to irritate the throat after a while. Still, excellent very slow sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6880) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Moderate acidity throughout, with some woody notes, light funky notes, fruity berry-like notes, and a sharp tart finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sour smell. Generic sour brown taste with a bit of general wine taste to it. Good, but nothing fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Funk and berry aroma. Taste is lemony acid and slight cherry jam with some definite oak presence. Solid sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6153) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Andrew (Pwn3d) at Max’s. Pours a clear amber body with thin white laicng. Aroma is tart fruit, oak, funky wood and spice. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet tart, sour fruit, very light vinegar, sharpie and gentle oak.

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