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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 8 - Meretrix

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 299   ABV: 9.97%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

Clear medium amber - red orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, berry, moderate to heavy cherry, wood, berry, tart, grape. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, wood, tart, light to moderate vinegar. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120706]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30631) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29022) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13227) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2011
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of cherry, wood, vinegar, mustiness, subtle barnyard, and vinous. Flavor of cherry, vinegar, acetic, red wine, and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10686) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that motly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart, tannic wood and sour cherry aroma. Medium to full body and a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour fruit flavor with a medium to heavy sour fruit finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2011 My 100th Avery rating!!! Bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of sour cherries, horseblanket, vinous notes, oak, light carmel, light vanilla and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour cherries, vinous notes, horseblanket, light carmel, light oak and light spice with a crisp dry tart lingering funky cherry finish. Another amazing Barrel Aged sour from Avery!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is tart fruit, barnyard notes, light biscuit and straw malt with dank cellar notes. Flavor is moderately tart fruit, barnyard yeast, oak, faint old hops, and light malt. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a dry finish.


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