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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 2 - Sui Generis

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 319   ABV: 10.65%
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Sui Generis, which is #2 in our new Barrel-Aged Series, will debut at the Avery Tap Room on Wednesday, September 23rd from 3-8 PM. Due to extremely limited quantities of this brew (<150 cases will be produced), 12oz. single bottles will be sold only at the Avery Tap Room, between 3 PM and 8 PM on September 23rd. Sui Generis is a complex ale, aged and artfully blended from several types of oak barrels, and displays a delightful lactic sourness complimented by hints of brett, oak, and acetic. Intricate yet bold, deeply complex yet surprisingly refreshing, Sui Generis was crafted in the tradition of perennial Tap Room favorites De Vogelbekdieren and Voltron.
A blend of ales from 39% Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, 35% Chardonnay barrels, 13% Port barrels and 13% Bourbon barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours a medium clearish tea with a light white head not rising very much or with much lacing. The aroma is super light, can barely pull anything out of it. There is some light horse blanket. The taste to me is a little blah. There is some light horse blanket, and a little oak at the end. It finishes bitter wood, which isn’t great. The feel is ok, drinkability is a little limited. Overall, this is an average wild ale. Its no overly complex, balanced or flavorfull. It needs to be more pronononced.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy of nbutler11, thanks! Murky brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of rhubarb, sour cherry, mud. Taste is prunes, dates, cherries with a deep and dry sourness. Fantastic.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1505) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle from robert a while back... This bottle "spooged" every where for close to two minutes. 1/4 of it was lossed....Light red in color... Great nose with some charred wood, cheese and tartness. Taste is woody, slight funkiness with overall tartness that sat on the back of the tounge. High carbonation. Overall an enjoyable sour/tart beer, but not my cup of tea.... Thanks robert for the gift

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1990) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Tasted on 1/14/11 from a 12oz bottle sent to me in a trade, bottled Sept 18, 2009. Pours hazy light orange with a brown tint and a massive white head that slowly recedes to frothy lace and leaves a ton of lace on the inside of the glass. The nose is sweet and sour with fresh peaches and apricots, lemon, some caramel malt, toasted nuts, acetic, and the oak just peaking through with light vanilla. The flavor features some acetic bitterness up front with the peaches and apricots, good citrus acidity, lactic, more vanilla than the nose, toasted nuts, and just a light hint of caramel malt. The body is medium and oily with very lively carbonation and a long citrus, vanilla, and lightly bitter finish. This beer is amazingly drinkable for being over 10%.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7147) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottled. Poured relatively fluid medium orange with a looser-bubbled beige head.. translucent. The aroma opened with a lovely, heavy hit of sour oak, vinous notes, and lesser cherries.. more of the same plus funky, fruity Brett as it warmed up.. wine-inspired alcohol danced gracefully on the edges of the nose.. excellent! The flavor opened slightly softer than expected, followed by tart vinous notes and oak, fruity Brett, cracked black pepper, and currants.. the Brett dried out the back, leaving essence of blended wines, black pepper, and lactic sours on the warm finish.. very satisfying. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. all of the barrels really worked well together, and this was a thought-provoking, remarkably well-crafted beer. Please make more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Hazed dark yellow color with a white head. Soured citrus smell combined with dust, mustiness, wood, florals, pale malt sweetness and spice. Flavor of tart citrus, sweet malt, wood, vanilla, and leather Tasty!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle during ’10 San Diego Beer Week. Marked sourness in both the aroma and flavor. The wine barrel aging contributes some light fruitiness alongside a significant malt profile that is well-balanced into an overall perception of lightness. The delicate mouthfeel and long finish round out this excellent experimental ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6501) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle shared by Theis. Thanks! Hazy amber with a big off white head. The aroma is sweet fruit, acid, ripe wine, vinegar, balsamicco and wood. The flavour is very vinous, acid, balsamicco, oak, wood and red grapes. Highly carbonated which keeps the high alcohol on a very enjoyable level. Long fruity finish. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle at home - shared with Plovmand. (Thanks to Doodler for trading this). Clear reddish - white head. Nice sourness, wooden notes, light bourbon notes, wine, light sparklinglight light alco, high vineous, light vanilla, no malty sweetness, fruity, red wine, fruit sweetness, bretty, acid, dark fruits, light berries. light lactic. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: Pours a deep amber with a good amount of visible carbonation and a good amount of head that sticks around throughout. S: Nice, funky Brett hits me first off. Afterword, some good sour notes with some cherries and plums. T: Not as complex as the nose. Sourness and funk with hints of fruit. M: Medium body with fairly light carbonation. Some tannins but not too many. D: Overall, very drinkable. The first really solid beer that I’ve had from Avery in a while. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-05-2010


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