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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ratman197 (10224) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is deeply sour with lots of fruit. Beautifully complex funk. Clear amber, no head and a slight oiliness on the surface. Amazingly flavorful. Super sour, but with loads of depth, ranging from caramel to peach to lemon. Good firm sourness, rich with a huge range of wild yeast characteristics. Yet still in total balance with the fruit and barrel notes. A truly beautiful beer.

4.4
   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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle at N00bru2. Pours reddish brown with almost no foam. Smells very sour with hints of cherries, currents and oak. Tastes sour with hints of lemon and cherry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doodler (313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2011
12 ox bottle split with joshclauss (thanks Josh!) - Reddish brown color, decent off white head. Aromas of tart cherries and lemon zest. Slight hints of wood and burnt sugar. Taste is light bodied, nicely balanced with a great mixture of tartness and fruit. Good carbonation. Funky woodiness and a sweet finish that leaves you wanting more. What a nice beer. Loved Margarete and what Adam and the crew did here. More barrel aged cherry brews please....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9486) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Red pour. Great tart cherry, light caramel, vinegar and woody aromas. Superb mix of sour, light sweetness, wood and fruit. Outstanding!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Reddish brown color, decent off white head. Nose was tart fruit, barnyard notes, light biscuit and straw malt with dank cellar notes.Taste was of sour cherries, vinous notes, horseblanket, light carmel, light oak and light spice with a crisp dry tart lingering funky cherry finish. Another great beer in the Avery barrel aged series.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
That1Guy (1974) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Wow. Pours a ruby-brown with a head that disappears almost immediately. Sharp nose of tart cherries, earthy funk, and wine. Stings the tongue like a bumblebee, but in a good way. Full-bodied and chewy mouthfeel. Incredibly sour flavor of tart cherries, earthiness, and wood, with a wonderfully dry finish. Top-notch. Naming a beer after a prostitute is pretty awesome, too.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2012 Bottle @ home. Dull orange purple appearance with a bubbly reddish cream head that dissipates quickly. Sour cherry aroma was obvious upon first opening the bottle. Quite red vinous, sour cherry, slightly musty, mildly funky aroma with a hint of strawberries and oak. Fairly puckering, sour cherry/strawberry/cranberry, dark grape, vinous, moderately funky, light vanilla, woody, acidic flavor. Moderately to highly dry finish. Tart, dry, sour, cherry aftertaste. Maybe my favorite sour offering by Avery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2011
12 oz bottle thanks to Ratman197. pours a deep red with a slim off white head. sour cherry, red wine, oak, leather and Brett funk across the nose. medium body with a generous level of sourness and funk. the sour cherries and vinous character drive the beer, creating a wonderful mouthfeel. lingering oak supports the tartness. semi-dry finish with big tart cherries and more funk. I love Avery’s barrel-aged program and sour ales - and Meretrix does not disappoint.


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