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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 4 - Dépuceleuse

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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.73%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9055) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2010
Reddish pour. Not much head. Aroma of red wine, cherries, brett, and maybe some sour apples. Flavor is a bit odd. Sour, woody, wine barrel...but it doesnt seem to come together like I thought it would. That being said, its still drinkable. THanks doodler. You rock!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2010
orange off white head. sweet mapley nose. taste is tart and brackish ok real

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2010
Had a 4 ounce sample at a local beer tasting event, served in a champagne flute. Amber color with a thin head. Many tiny bubbles rise up from the bottom of the glass. Lemon, berries and a bit tart sourness in the aroma. Tart cherry flavor, but mellowed out by the woody oak flavors. Not overly sourly -- very enjoyable. Lots of wine flavors come through as well. Medium bodied, well carbonated, long tart finish. Combination of wine and the tartness gives this a unique taste that would pair well with a fish or chicken meal, although the hefty price tag on a small bottle somewhat limits it’s flexibility.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christy (7) - USA - APR 16, 2010 does not count
AMAZING! Great balance for a brown ale with nice sour cherry tones!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4835) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle - cloudy red - lively pour that fails to kick up a head - a fairly rough sour, with a semi-watery body - some sweet cherry note up front, but a semi-abrasive malt and sourness develop quickly - moderate to high acidity, but it tastes almost artificial, as if they added powdered malic acid to the beer - some mild fruit skin character and cheesy funk - fairly strong band-aid yeast phenols - the zin barrel is about the only thing keeping this beer from sucking, but even then it is a mixed blessing - the zin is nice, but the barrel character is too strong and harsh - they have some good sours, but this one is disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle shared by drewbeerme. Pour is an almost still hazy brown with a very subtle pinkish hue. Aroma contains notes of wood, tart cherry, faint pepper, and a light gamey funky component. Flavor is cherry, wood, light tartness, and notes of red wine. Lightly acidic and funky too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
More on the sweeter side. The aroma was fruity, cherries for the most part. The zinfandel barrels really play a big role in this one. The taste is smooth, less like a beer and maybe more like a wine. Very different, but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
Draught at Avery. Pours hazy ruby with a small, fizzy white head, low retention. Aroma is light malt, huge brettanomyces notes, cherry, wine, oak, and old hops. Flavor is sour cherry, mild hop, oak, wine, and brettanomyces. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 On draft at the brewery, pours murky orangish red with white head. Nose has a pleasent sour cherry candy like, nice oak barrel, nose is a little simple. flavor has some odd mesh of malts clashing with the cherry and wild yeast, toasty malt notes, rotten red fruit, vanilla, Spritzy sour cherry finish, Alc sits long on the palate drying it out. Perhaps something better than zinfandel. Avery again lacking the finese to pull such brews off.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
On draft at the release - pours a reddish amber color with a light head, which quickly disappears.. Aroma is lactic with a nice carbonation. Cherry flavors (26 pound of cherries in each barrel) with slight vinegar,funk. Subdued malts and similarly tart like Sui Generis. Offers a hint of wood Can definitely enjoy this one today, but plan to cellar a few and let develop. While young, the brett and wood are not overpowering - which is a big plus for a zin-oaked beer. A solid sour and a must try. Thanks again to Adam and his team for another fun beer..


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