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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 4 - Dépuceleuse

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 14/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2012
Bottle, 12oz. A finger-thick off-white head forms over a clear, dark golden body. The aroma is lightly funky, with berries, cellar and a faint note of spices. Quite tender and pleasant. The flavor has berries, cellar and a little touch of caramel, dry and tart on the palate. Some vinegarish funkyness too, leading to a finish dominated by red berries. A quite nice one indeed, but not my favorite sour beer. 110930

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (9089) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2012
12oz bottle, bottled March 31, 2010. Foamy tan head, noisily fades to clear dark red color. Sharp, more pronounced carbonation. Kind of dry texture, but it’s not the most smooth or drinkable thing. Sort of bitey, acidic texture. Satisfyingly sour, no lack of that, but of the small handful of sours I’ve tried so far, this isn’t the tastiest execution (although it’s certainly interesting). Cherry juice aroma underneath the sourness. Sour-funky brett aroma.. I preferred the Brabant to this much more, it’s honestly just to acidicly sour for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13314) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle. Deep red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is brett, sourness, berries, yeast. Flavour is brett, sourness, cellar, vanilla, cherries, yeast. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle pours burnt red-amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of cherry, oak, earthy funk, and a slight herbal quality. Flavor shows the same juicy acidity with underlying notes of vanilla and booze. Overall body is light to moderate, lightly sweet and finishes with moderate drying acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
A really good sour. Fulls of aroma’s and flavors of cherry, wood, grass. A nice sour finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Depuceleuse
Date: October 05, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: cloudy dark red, wispy beige head
Aroma: tart fruity aroma, touch of oak, sour cherry, light earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, well balanced tartness with the sweet fruityness, light earthy mustyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2204) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Date: December 10, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: BVery DeScription: Dark orangish brown pour, sour fruit and brett in aroma, taste was similar, had a white wine type finish. I am not a big sour fan, but this was solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (8681) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Excellent sour. Dirty orange pour, minimal head. Nose is apple and cherry. Medium palate. Great taste of mild brett, very mild/controlled tart and sour elements, cherry, some wood, and grape. Really good beer, and very approachable for a sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish-brown with a medium beige head. Funky aroma with notes of cherries, wood, brett and a hint of vanilla. Great flavor of cherry, vanilla, brett, oak and zin. Just slightly tart from the brett. Nice woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a sour cherry apple aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a sour cherry and vanilla with a nice lingering lighr dry finish. Hides alcohol well, a very good sour ale from Avery.

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