EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (5016) - , 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
adnielsen (10400) - 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 (14962) - 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 (2718) - 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.
Blairgus (3945) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
cgarvieuk (20238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jtclockwork (13273) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.