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Avery Altar Boy (Wine Barrel)
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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2009 - Reverend aged in a French Oak Opus One Barrel with Bretts and House Sour Blend #2.

2010 - Reverend aged in a very well-used Bookcliff (Colorado winery) Cabernet barrel with Bretts and House Sour Blend #2.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
Hazy orange with a medium to large beige head. Sour aroma with toasted malt, brett and lacto. Flavour was sour and dry with lacto, toasted malt, brett and hints of sour berries. Finished dry and sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2010
On tap GABF week 2009. Listed as Opus One Reverend on the menu. Pours coppery to red with a small head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, light maple, tart grape and citronella candles. Flavor is sweet at first, with caramel, maple, and fruity yeast, but it then becomes more tart, tannic, and woody, with a dry oaky finish. Slick and oily mouthfeel, pretty heavy and the carbonation is light.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
On Tap at the Avery Brewing Company, Boulder 23/09/2009 Sour fruit aroma. Amber coloured fruity and sour with a little dryness in a crisp lasting malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Cloudy orangish brown pour viz car and small white head. Full well coated mouth that drys out your tounge and lingers. Starts w/ some sweet belgian tastes then is overwhelmed by dry wood the cab barrel notes then finishes lightly tart on the tongue. Some sweet breads sneek in. An odd mix of flavors but a nice drink. Aroma is lightly alcoholic forward wood notes definate wine qualities some light sour funk later. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Sample at tasting room during GABF 2009. Pours a hazy caramel color with off white head. Aroma is ripe fresh fruit, slight sour and funk, light barrel, light wood. Flavor is sour, red wine, woody, hints of barrel, light malt, caramel. Medium body with a crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1526) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Avery tasting room 2009 GABF. Dark copper clear. Taste is sweet, sticky, very alcoholic-bitter and tart. Wine is more subdued than the Port Alter Boy. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Tap at Avery, GABF week ’09.
Pours deep, rich cedary amber with a nose of red wine oak and cedar fruit. Flavor is woodsy and winey cherry with a sublte leathery finish. Tingly on the tongue. Similar to Port Altar Boy but more red wine presence.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Draft at Avery the gabf week 2009. Best beer of the day. Cab adds something to the brew that the port barrel didn’t. Excellent sipping brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2009
On tap @ Avery. Nose is really, really inviting - Brett, some leather and bread and a nice touch of woddy grapes and slight bitterness. Could smell it for a long time. Taste is highly carbonated (unexpected) with the sour brett horseblanket to start and more of the leather and wood. A nice acidic sweetness finishes with hints of vanilla and some fruitiness. Awesome elixir, this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (9874) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2009
On tap at Avery poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of barnyard, brett funk, sour grapes, light oak and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of barnyard, brett funk, oak, grapes, light leather and light spice with a crisp lingering dry tart funky finish.


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