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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 5 - Quinquepartite

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2551) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
light gold, clear, no bubbles tart nose. a real sour beer. great! med body and very fizzy sour but pleasantly so, not puckeringly sour. absoluetly gorgeous! tart cherries w/ sufficient sweetness and woodiness to balance.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2011
bottle at home tasting ... dark amber ... sour funk barnyard nose .. tart lemon loads of sourness ... very vinegary ... tart ... hint of basamic ... not me at all

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1359) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2012 Shared bottle at cgarvieuk’s tasting. Smell is balsamic vinegar, very sour and rich. Taste is a sour sherbet, hints of peach. Slightly sweet, acidic aftertaste. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7904) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish cranberry. Nose of tart fruit, vinous grapes, fruit skin, yeast and barrel. Lots of grape on the palate, grape skin, wine barrel, yeast and sweet and tart berries. Tasty brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2010. Poured a pinkish orange with little white head. Nice citric, sour and yeast nose. Flavor is citrus fruits, with a touch of wine-y background. The Brett in this just rocks.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Burnt orange color pour with a hint of head. Nice aroma of bourbon, wood, grapes funk and fruit. Funky, tart, yeasty flavor. Very good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to Scott! Poured a clear grapefruit orange with a light brown head that started and remained at the edges. Aroma had a Jolly Pumpkin like funk to it with sour red fruits and a hint of wine. Flavor had a that same funk with tart fruits and a bit of backing grain. The finish was dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (881) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
This was brought to a tasting awhile back thanks to craftbeerdesign. Cloudy orange pour, small head. Aroma was big time sour funk, big brett presence. I remember someone said it smelled like an old blanket. I concur. Flavors were quite sour up front, funky yet not sweet. Booze was nowhere to be found. Lingering sour yet dry finish. Hell of a wonderfully complex super hard to find brew. Quite interesting indeed, a great sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Big thanks to my boy aplusbreaks for this one. Deep amber pour with a nice cream colored head on top. Aromas of wood, cherries, apples, huge tartness, bugs, the list just goes on. Great on the palate, woody flavor comes first, followed by cherries, brett, light yeast, acidic in the end but, very smooth and easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Appearance: Pours a lightly clouded, orange-yellow body with a wispy, white head. Smell: Judiciously funky nose, neither subtle nor overblown, with a pressing leathery and horseblanket aspect and supporting notes of dried bitter citrus peels, vanilla, and still-damp wine barrels. Taste: Meager bready barley maltiness slides into dusty, leathery tones. IV-style drip of tart cherry juice cut with mineral water, white wine, and a generous splash of cracklingly acidic "Matt’s Gasline Lemonade". Slightly creamy, tannic oakiness. Quin swings both acetic and lactic throughout the taste. Drying, warming, and with a sprightly carbonation on the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high, effervescent carbonation. Drinkability: It’s a pleasant American-born wild ale. Give it a try if you happen to come across one of the scant few bottles out there.


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