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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 2 - Sui Generis

 
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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 319   ABV: 10.65%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.


[ A gem from Grant ].Clear medium red - amber red color with a small large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, tart berry, wood, light to moderate yeasty, US brett yeast, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, berry, caramel, dry dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. I was expecting a little bit more. [20100825]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40484) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours hazy dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark malty, wineous fruity and acidic. Fruity, acidic and wineous. Rather phenolic and acidic. Dry. Lovely. Mouthdrying lacto finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34376) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma has notes over ripe fruits, malt, caramel, and straw. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of berries as well as medium notes of straw, malt, and wood, leading to a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head. Tart, citric and Bretty nose with quite some barnyard. Medium body, tart fruit, wood and barnyard. Very dry finish while the alcohol is barely evident. 080910

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF after tasting. Cloudy amber beer. Sourish nose. Very dry palate. Some fruit and a little spicy hop. But just too dry and a bit too sour to get excited about.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (21454) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17288) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Thanks to JCurlow for this one, at a tasting post pre ZBF. Hazy copper colour, lasting thin off white head. Vinous aroma. I kinda liked it, bit of salt and vinegar crisps but I thought quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazy amber/copper color with a fluffy off-white head that sticks nicely to the sides of the glass. S: A very pleasant aroma, indeed. Good lactic tartness, cherries, apples, and slightly vinous. A mild oak and funk to the beer, but fairly yeasty and "bretty". T: The tartness is noticeable right away, but it’s not overly sour in any way. The fruit flavors are there, especially the cherries with some lemon character as well. Good barrel/wood flavor and a subtle mustiness to it. M: The body is medium with a very lively and high level of carbonation. The finish is quite dry. D: I was surprised to see that this beer was so high in alcohol, as it definitely is not noticeable. Great flavors and aromas, I would happily drink this one again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15150) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
12 oz. bottle, acquired via an in-person trade with bvc (thanks Brandon), pours a murky brownish dark amber with a humungous off-white head that takes forever to recede. Aroma is compex, full of various barrel characteristics, especially the red and white wines, oak, quite a bit of funk from the brett, low vinegar and a light acidic quality. Flavour is intense and remarkably complex, at first revealing loads of the wine (red first, then white), oak, lots of brett which has had plenty of time to promulgate this beer, and some moderate acidity. I don’t get any notes from the port or bourbon barrels - the wine and wild yeast essentially characterize this complex monster. Carbonation is very high, but more or less fitting. A very complex, slow sipper, that age has helped out I believe. Excellent stuff.


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