craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
taster at the Avery taproom on 10/2/11. deep orange pour with a small off white head. red wine / sour nose with oak and light funk. full body with a big sour front. vinous, oak, dark fruit, cherry notes and lactic acid. tart finish with lactic acid, oak, wine and dark fruits. perfect sourness.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of florals, mustiness, white grapes, vinous, and oak. Flavor of vinous, caramel, brett, earthy berries, and some balsamic with a dry finish.
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible funk-fruit-winey-woody aroma. Amber in color with nice white head. Winey-woody with a tart funk...super complex.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ taproom. Hazy burgundy. Nice cap. Vineous character is sherry-like. Nice sweet, juicy body. Maybe it’s too sweet but it’s mellow. Higher level of acetic acid than expected. Balsamic. Has a wine vinegar character that is not altogether inoffensive, but is too simple to be yummy.
Oakes (12610) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy bronze. Accents of brett, wood and some light fruitiness on the nose. Quite sour with light fruitiness on the palate. A little bit of bitterness late. Interesting beer.
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. medium acid, lightly fruity and phenolic and waxy. bit fatty across the middle with spritzy and effervescent acid and carbonation. pretty similar to most other avery sour blends: fruity, waxy, oak-heavy with moderately dirty phenols.
zizzybalubba (1419) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap for the GABF Tappings at the Avery Tap Room on September 28, 2011. Dark orange pour with a slight off-white head. Tart, slightly funky aroma. Beautiful sour flavor with notes of zinfandel and lemon. Finishes clean with no evidence of alcohol. Just a touch of vanilla on the finish. A wonderful sour from Avery.
notalush (4856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber - nose is of moderate oak and quite a bit of the wine character - lightly tart lacto and a hint of background acetic notes - round and full in the mouth - quite a bit of wine here too, a bit more of the zin than the cab - alcohol completely masked - more acidic than funky, with a bit too much acetic character for me, especially in the finish - a bit vinegary on the tail end - a decent sour.
wchesser (1166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice magenta brown-looks almost identical to Fred’s Mom, but with considerably more carbonation. Nose is a lot of barrel and wine notes with some sour cherry funk. Taste is the same. Very reminiscent of the Dépuceleuse.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Avery, pours a dull red with small white head. Nose has a big wood character, vanilla, cherries, Brett. Flavors have a good sour kick that is softened by wood and spritzy brett, nice cherry character. Really drinkable sour as it has more of a Brett character, really refreshing and woody. Awesome stuff!