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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 4 - Dépuceleuse

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.73%
No. 4 in our Barrel-Aged Series. Ale brewed with sour cherries and aged in zinfandel barrels with 100% brettanomyces fermentation. Bottled March 12, 2010. 463 cases.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is cherry and cinnamon. Old, well aged beer. Interesting how this has matured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Exclusive pour at Avery's during GABF 2013. The pour itself was orangeish- amber. Light colored head. The sour aroma is quite strong. The sour flavor is quite sweet and the cherry takes over. Pretty oaky. Overall a good sour, not the top of my list.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (3851) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
40 mois après l’embouteillage je me permet de l’ouvrir non sans une sorte d’extrême angoisse de palais doublé d’un deuil anticipé et malgré tout...Je suis complètement sur le cul. Je suis en plein brewday donc je vais ménager mes mots mais disons que le liquide traverse plusieurs étapes avant de se rendre à la finale de noyau de cerise. Le corps est riche mais léger avec une belle dose de sucres maltés et fruités qui se précipitent rapidement vers l’aspect vineux et une finale sèche et longue en bouche. Des notes presque chocolatés et vanillés se faufilent à travers l’aspect plus ’’kriek’’ de cette dépuceleuse...Je suis ravis par sa richesse et son élégance, une bière immortelle qui n’était pas pressée d’être ouverte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle, consumed by my lonesome to the dome. Pours a spritzy light brown with soft pink hues. You could hear the pop-rocks fizz leaving the bottle and forming on top of the beer. The small white layer immediately dissolved away leaving a rather unimaginative image, no lacing, medium legs. Aroma is somewhat lactic, very light funk, lots of tart cherry, raspberry, some woody vinous quality as well. Taste follows the aroma for the most part - lots of cherry and dark grape, some raspberry, earthy, wood, peppery spice with a dry sour bite. You could really pick up on the zin barrel aging here with the spicy dry finish. A little thin with not much malt profile, but doesn’t interrupt the fruit flavor. High carbonation, dry mouth, spicy finish. Unfortunately I haven’t tried the beer fresh to see how it aged. Overall about your average sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
All of the first 10 from the series were shared by craftbeerdesign. Muddy orange pours. Lots of apple, pear, cherry, oak, light berry, brett. Super dry. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2429) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
12oz bottle. Pale rust with no head. Light sourness, malty, some chardonnay and old tart cherry, oak. Low carbonation, moderate body, vinous, makes me think of a flanders brown aged in wine barrels, more chardonnay on the finish for sure with a nice crisp and clean ending on the palate that make you pucker slightly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle thanks to Derrick. Pours dark cherry red with off white head. Nose and taste of dark cherry, oak, chocolate, caramel and funk. Medium body. Finishes cherry oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2010 bottle pours dark amber with a small bubbly head. Sour cherry oak and wine aromas. Very sour tart cherry with great wine flavor’s.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beaver (1546) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12 oz bottle, bottled on 3/31/10. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange with a fizzy off white head that quickly goes to a thin film.

The aroma is woody lactic pie cherries and red wine.

The flavor is sweet and tart pie cherries with a nice sour twang with some wood, red wine and maybe a little oxidation and band aid in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a decent sour cherry beer. I wonder if I hung on to it a bit long though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2677) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Deep amber brown pour, thin off white head ..... aroma of white grapes, sour cherries, light brett and a fruity/berryness to it ... taste of sour cherries, little lively, little oaky, grapes, caramel malt ..... abv hidden well smooth moutthfeel ... Has light brett and a dark fruit/berry flavor as well ... Aged well mellow ... Finish is dry, lightly oaky and malty with a light grape and sour cherry to it .... Not worth the price but a solid sour ale

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