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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Draft at Stone 14th. A lactic sour full of vanilla, light tart fruits, dry wine, and citrus hops. More malt body and complexity than most sours, delicious!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Pour with big thanks to daknole! Bottle pours golden orange with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is big lactic and light acetic. Smells of lemon, green apple, pineapple, grape, leather, white vinegar, and light vanilla. Flavor shows the same with an additional note of dill. If I had to pick a barrel, i’d say the chardonnay had the most influence. Overall the acidity is crisp and aggressive without being to brash. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Served from a bottle at the Stone 14th Anniversary Celebration. The appearance is a hazy orange brown with a thin whit head. Funky nose. Brett, oak, sweet-tarts, light lemon, a touch of grapes but not as mush as the description would indicate, more of a berry flavor. High effervescence.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2010
bottle. force-carbonated. slightly hazes pale strawberry wheat colored body with a white head. cream, dough, cherries and generic strawberry flavoring in the nose - pretty much exactly like sui generis and dépuceleuse, and that’s not a compliment. lactic acid/solvent and juicy fruit ethyls seem present. carbonation is unnatural and malt edges are harsh, the avery MO. unsatisfyingly thin finish. bacteria acidity is medium-high but the body isn’t supported at all. combined with the apparent ethyl acetate character noticeable (a consequence of the ridiculously high alcohol). avery is no russian river, but apparently their kitchen sink sours are fairly popular.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Hazy orange golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, brett, wood, toffee, wine notes, some bacteria, toast, citrus, grapes, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, grapes, vanilla, toffee, wood, and a sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8862) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Im going to amend belair’s rating and say that this isn’t even close to the Texass burnt orange color, more like a hazy Syracuse Orange color. HAHA. Aroma is everywhere. Wine, bourbon, wood, grapes, funk. Flavor is funky, tart, yeasty, vinous. Good shit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2144) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
I need to begin by amending Hopscotch’s description and explaining that the color of this fantastic brew he shared was a hazy BURNT ORANGE. You know, as in the official color of the TEXAS LONGHORNS. Anyways, it was a great not so sour sour ale. Smooth and very drinkable with notes of sour cherries, chardonnay, zinfandel, and sweet caramel malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2010 Bottle.... This beer rocks!... Hazy, dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Funky, acidic and acetic nose with nuances of oak, grilled beef and leather. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. Minerally, crusty bitterness flanked by funky sour cherry acidity and brett dryness. Caramelly, tart finish. Kudos to Doodler for shipping this bottle of world class beer all the way to south Florida!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle.
Pours a deep, rich cheddar amber that sits thick, viscous and cloudy in the glass. A slightly off-white head sits atop this lovely brew, leaving an intricate latticework in its wake as it subsides. The aroma is a stark, stinging cedar plank floating in a sea of sweetened orange juice, pineapple chunks, lemon zest, and oak. A delicate yet assertive note of apple juice seems to thinly veil the other aromas and add an acidic tinge to each sniff of the beer. The flavor is a rush of cedar-infused, oak-aged pineapple and apple syrup sitting atop delicate notes of chardonnay, light orange, and a touch of woodsy strawberry. All the flavors swirl around the tongue and punch each tastebud along the way. As it warms, the white wine notes really take hold in the finish. Slimy and slick on the tongue. A wonderful beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy ivory head with great lacing. Aromas of sour apple, sour cherry, oak, barnyard, vinous notes, lactic notes, light earthiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, oak, barnyard funk, citrus and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering tart funky finish.


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