MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tepid tan-red, thin white ring. Nose is Brett in sour wheat, almost Berliner weisse, bit synthetic, watery sugary fruit. Flavor is overly sweet, brett, lightly harsh plants and plastic in finish.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL thanks to beerandblues2. Missed out on this at a tasting awhile back and have been meaning to get a hold of this one. The pour is a hazed peach with a thickish, sheen, off-white head. Webby lace. Aroma is funk, cardboard, cherry, light bourbon, boozy cherries, tangerine, ice cream. Odd fruity nose ruined by cardboard. Taste is lemon tart, cardboard, vinegar, spices, fruity grape tannins, other oddities that are hard to place. Chalky palate. Very complex, but not particularly a good blend. A decent sour attempt.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2: Pours a clear orange amber with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh vinous oaky nose with light fruity notes and tart complexity. Starts with good fullness and finely-dissolved carbonation with a light malty sweetness and complex vinous tartness before a slightly drier and bitter finish with some lingering tart fruitiness. Well-balanced, true to style, and hides the alcohol fairly well. Seems like it should age well.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smoky brett nose with light plastic, some pepper and horseblanket. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart and lightly bitter, lots of peppery yeast, some phenols, some light berry. Astringent finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange-yellow with a light tan head. Sour, chalky aroma. Oaky and creamy. Lightly tart and fruity. Very oaky, woody and resinous with slight barn yard funk. Dry finish. A bit chalky. Not bad.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jale. Served in a Savor snifter.
Pours a nice golden color with a white head and a touch of lacing as it moves slowly down the glass. Aroma is quite nice and complex. There is some definite sourness along with some lemon zest, funk, and a great mount of mixed barrel character. I would say that the win notes are the most prevalent, but everything gets a turn. Some light stone-fruit character eventually emerges as well.
The taste is not quite as good as the nose. Some of the sublties are less pronounced and the acidic and funky portions of the brew come more to the front, though this still tastes quite good. The feel is likewise well above par with a nice lactic character and a beautiful finish. This is a really nice beer to finish off toward the end of the night. Thanks again, Jim.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-07-2010
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of ratman. HUGE thanks! Red tinted orange appearance with a fairly large, light orange colored head. Medium sour, slightly acidic, a bit vinous nose with some red fruity esters. Dry, medium sour, red fruity, grape, tart cherry flavor with a tart, dry, slightly fruity finish. Fairly mellow sour ale with definite dry, vinous notes.
Theis (12530) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette (Thanks to Doodler for the trade). Cloudy amber - white head. Nice medium sourness, acid, light lacto, wine notes, apple, light bubblegum, light candy, wooden drynes, light tartness,port, vanilla, light funky - horsey, oakey notes, cherry notes, caramel, toasted notes. High Dry finish. Nice high complexity. Lovely.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like a middle aged woman was shopping in the tire section of Costco and accidentally dropped her bottle of heavily oaked California chard in the aisle. Weird lightly sweet-tart flavor. Fuck this shit. Avery’s Barrel Aged Series is dead to me.
MadIndian (2278) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy red pour with a sparkling appearence. Aroma of fruit and wood. A dry sour cherry taste, reminds me of a wine.