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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 8 - Meretrix

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 299   ABV: 9.97%
Barrel-Aged Sour Ale - No. 8 in our Barrel-Aged Series

She’s patiently awaited you for two years. Aging gracefully in beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon barrels and accompanied by sour cherries, your Meretrix is eager to serve.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle shared with my buddy Blake and his wife Gina. Dark color, slightly brownish, very little carbonation. The aroma was pretty heavy on the funky side mixed with cabernet and sourness. Flavor is a little musty with slight seed mustard seed thing happening. Overall its a killer sour!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
bottle at papsø. cloudy orange, small white head. spicy aroma, sourish, wild yeasty. flavor is wild yeaty, woody, tart sourish, complex, quenching.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle (Thanks to Bill) at home - shared with Mette. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Cherries, marzipan, cherry pips, oxidation, high barrel oxidation, green nuts, fruity, nice sourness, rather high sourish, light milkey, lacto, some dark sugar. Very nice but a bit too oxidized.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3688) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
03-JUN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting. Hazy orange with low than head. Sour nose, red wine like. Flemmish red type. Not all that brett’y. More vinous and woody. Very fine drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Thanks to someone for sharing this at a tasting at the Addison Flying Saucer in August 2011. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the sour cherries with a good dose of brown sugar thrown in. The flavor is similar. There is a ton of sour cherry, as well as quite a bit of vinegar, some oak and some brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31467) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottled. A red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, brettanomyces, alcohol, caramel, and pepper, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a cloudy opaque amber with a small off-white head. Tart, farty aroma. Medium body, heavy wood, caramel, sour cherries - very sour - lots of lactic and acetic acids. Dry and tart finish. Interesting. 030612

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (37019) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and mild citric. Citric and mild fruity. Light orange fruity. Citric and dry finish. Smooth fruity, tart and dry citric finish. Shivering citric, dry and lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8884) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle shared by Ari. Pours a murky ruby amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a lot of sour fruit with a good amount of acid and a backing dry wine note. Flavor has a good amount of acid and sour red fruit with a dry red wine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7911) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle via a trade with ratman! Pours with a hazed but still vibrant red hued body with a tan ring of foam that fades. Aromas are huge with a lacto/yogurt character, sweet cherries, red wine, and a mild bretty funk. Flavors are tart with some acetic notes. Strong cherry acid (malic) as well. Tons of tannin, cherry, mild wine notes, alcohol, yogurt, vanilla. Doesn’t feel especially vibrant (maybe the abv?). Still, bracing and puckering acidity, medium alcohol on the palate. Lively bubbles and dry with an acetic finish.

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