Slipstream (2444) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Avery. Very sour, winey, and complex. Red wine, grains, and port. Made from a blend of 5 ales aged in Cabernet barrels. Sourheads will probably love it.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - 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!
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery at the 23rd Anniversary Party. Clear, dark brown, with a small, creamy, beige head. Brown sugar, black cherries, lemon zest, black pepper, and molasses. Sweet and very tart. Medium body, smooth, lightly acidic. This is a very smooth and easy sour. Seems to have aged well.
wchesser (1882) - 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.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Avery. Pours a dark, murky red brown with very fine khaki head. Great retention, especially for the style, some thin lacing. Aroma is tart, lactic, oaky, strong vinous, and cherry. Flavor is tart/acidic, oaky, vinous, mild stone fruit, with a tart, mildly oaky aftertaste. Looks darker than it tastes. Becomes fruitier as it warms. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and a dry finish. A tasty, fruity sour ale.
bigbish (684) - 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
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 couldn’t get enough of it. Medium bodied with balsamico and tart berries, endless finish.
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Avery. Cloudy and brown with a thin head. Smells like a barrel room at a winery. Medium to full bodied with a real nice palate even with the significant sourness. Tasty.
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BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice tart punch with sweet taste. Very carbonated and pleasant mouthfeel. Pours a ruby amber hue with little head. Delicious.
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a brown hue with moderate head. Smells incredibly earthy with a bit of ammonia. Tastes a little of cherry before the sourness blows away your palate. Delicious sour, wish I could get this in California.