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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 5 - Quinquepartite

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.91%
Noticing that our private cellar bottle stock of sour ale was fast dwindling, we decided to blend a very small batch from five of our finest barrels to produce this, No. 5 in our Barrel-Aged Series. Brewery release only. 60 cases shared. 27 hoarded. This beer consists of: 37% Ale aged in Cabernet Savignon barrels, 25% Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels, 21% Ale aged in Port barrels and 17% Ale aged in Zinfandel barrels. It measures at 9.91% ABV and will be sold in single 12 oz. single bottles. “Quinquepartite” translates to “divided into or composed of five parts.” It is slightly less saucy than the name, “Dupuceleuse,” chosen for #4 in the set.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
12 oz. bottle, sent from aplusbreaks (thanks a lot, Austin), pours a cloudy, murky rusted red with a small beige head. Nose is barrel heavy, with loads of red wine, white wine, port, and sour berries Flavour is very complex, characterized by pronounced dryness and wildness, with loads of dry red and white wine barrels above all; there’s a feint nail polish quality too that’s not necessarily bad, with medium tartness. Very complex and well-designed blend here. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
29th April 2011
Hazy amber beer, little white head. Light sour nose with lactose. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Mildly sour. A little creamy white wine turning mildly sour. Not really getting any Port wine which is a pity. But this is a nice white wine barrel sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium yellow - amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, tart, wood, wine grapes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, grapes, wood, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121019]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle @ French Oktoberfest Tasting Ulfborg, 2012. Pours ruby amber with a stable head. Cherries, vague almond and oak. Tart and dry. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich sour brett, vinegar, malt, caramel, wood and cherry notes. Nice and sour with long lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (13463) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle @ FoneFan, 9.91%. Slightly hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, tart, vinegar and wine. Flavour is malt, sour, vinegar, little sweet, oak, wood, little wine and medium dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1666) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
Rødgylden klar skum hvid kort Eddike grape vinøs Sur moderat bitter lidt Medium flad @f1 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14809) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy orange with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, barnyard and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 191012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle, 10/03/2012. Pours ruby red, generous fluffy head leaving copious lacing. Aroma is oak, earthy mildly tart cherries, apricots, caramel, brett, vinous finish. Taste much more tart but pleasantly so, red fruits and grapes, vinegar, toffee malts mixed to blend with vinous flavor, light funk- lots of good things going on, very complex. Palate is light for the ABV, very drinkable. Nice, really quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2977) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Very tart and light vinegar. The oak is subtle and nice with notes of cherry and wine grapes. Another winner from this series of beers.

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