Slipstream (1985) - 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.
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6oz snifter poured on tap at the brewery.
A: Amber/Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
S: Dark Cherries, Raisins, Pears
T: Dark Cherries, Red Plums, Pears
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sour
Overall, a pretty solid red sour ale without being burn out sour.
wchesser (1114) - 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 (915) - 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.
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.
bigbish (511) - 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
TheGB (500) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (186) - 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.
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Special tapping at Avery's for GABF 2013.
A very dark pour, dark cream head. Almost red in color. A very sour beer, aged for 3 years. Not very boozy, only 9.5% abv. Dark in color only, very flavorful sour. A fruity taste. Overall a great sour, but very strong if your not used to it.