bigbish (489) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great sour with lots of raisin, plum, and dark fruit flavors. A great beer that I could enjoy regularly
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish black with a thin beige head. Lovely aroma of not-too-sharp white wine and oak barrels, along with some delightful "Belgianness" of sour raisins, rusty earthy dark toffee tones, and wine. Flavor is plenty sour, would probably be puckering if my palate wasnít used to it. By as it is, I found it playful yet assertive. Very full flavor of sour citrus, some Cabernet, some light oak tones, dark Belgian yeast tones, and some earthy sweetness following through and rounding out the sourness.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Avery. Pours dark brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is acetic vinegar and dark fruits of figs and cherries with light caramel malt, toast and light hops. Flavor is light malt, dark acetic fruits and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish red pour with thin to no white head, aroma brought notes of big vinous and oak characters, some slight vinegar notes with hints of dark fruits, caramel and toffee as well as some slight vanilla in there, some lemon from the lacto as well. Taste is a fairly sweet but still sour mix of red grapes, dark fruits, caramel and toffee, hints of a vinegar with some oak character, finishing fairly sour. Decent for sure.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From tap at the Avery taproom. Dark mahogany with an off white head. The barrels are evident on the nose and I frankly couldnít get enough of it. Medium bodied with balsamico and tart berries, endless finish.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taster at the Avery taproom. Pours a hazy dark brown with an off white head. Dark fruit, red wine, oak and light funk on the nose. Med body with lots of oak, vinous notes, lactic acid, dark fruits and some lingering acetic acid. Tart finish with dark fruits and lactic acid. Great as usual!
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Avery. Another interesting one from Avery. Dark maroon appearance with a tan head. Somewhat funky, oaky, dark fruity (plum, blackberry, raisin), caramel, toffee aroma with notes of fig and tobacco. The flavor was pretty funky, red vinous, oaky, and moderately sour with a rich caramel/toffee maltiness and a strong dark fruity element- again plums, blackberries, boysenberries, and grapes. This one reminded me quite a bit of Eremita I with the dark fruity elements. Compared to the other two, Eremita II was far and away my favorite followed by Eremita I and then this one.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. another dartboard sour ale from avery. ester-heavy fruit and perfume nose with strong pedio and acetic acids, combined with dark malt, oak and remnant wine / sherry / port character, itís a buzzing, sharp, thick, syrupy, somewhat rough strong sour, and while itís layered and complex itís not what I would call well-designed.
wchesser (989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark magenta with brown tones. Nice funk, wood, with red wine and cherry on the nose. Fairly sour and puckering but well balanced and well integrated alcohol. Reminds me of the Immitis.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Avery poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, barnyard funk, cherries and tobacco. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of toffee, cherry, tobacco, barnyard funk and light citrus with a crisp dry tart lingering funky fruity finish.