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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 5 - Quinquepartite

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.91%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. An unclear dark golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of fruit, wood, and vinegar. The flavor is sweet with notes of maltc, caramel, vinegar, grapeffuit, and wood, leading to a dry and tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of sourness, berries, spice. Flavour is sour and grapy. Has dense berries and spice. Medium bodied. Ends on a grapy and light sweetish note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours an orangey golden with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Sweet and tart berry nose - quite sophisticated. Medium body, very dry and tart, again berry-like. Dry, sulphurous finish. 270411

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9479) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2011
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.

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