Doodler (299) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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..
3fourths (6948) - Straßgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. mostly clear medium to light red/brown colored body. nose is heavy cherry and malo; moderate to heavy lactic acid; bandaid brettanomyces; light cheese cloth. acid is heavy (malo), malt texture is exceedingly rough and unrefined, that’s avery’s MO. again, heavy cherry (lactic/cream), medium to heavy oak (rough), the zin barrels are similar to brabant, while the beer as a whole is similar to sui generis. i’m sure side-by-side they would show distinctness, but to be honest it seems like one is a taco and the other a burrito: same ingredients, similar method of arrangement, cosmetic differences. avery turns out a sour beer with rounded and well-defined malt so rarely. goes without saying this one is another disappointment.
Ratman197 (7618) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Avery poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, oak, cherry, barnyard, leather and light spice. Palate was mediuym bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of cherry, oak, barnyard, toffee, light leather and light spice with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering funky cherry finish.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Draught. Cloudy amber red with small head that thins completely. Aroma is funky! with sourness, wet feet, musk, light caramel and other sweeter malts and pear. Taste is musky fermented fruit, more caramel, funkiness. Palate is extremely lively and wild on the tongue.