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Avondale Barrel Aged Brett Saison
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This brew is our regular Saison aged in french oak red wine barrels for 8 months with brettanomyces and lactobaccilus. The end result? A mixed flavor of tart/sour and fruit.


dnstone's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2647) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Poured a copper color with a bit of white head. Cabernet wine and brett yeast funk-tart aroma. The flavor is fantastically complex...lightly tart with a peach and wine edge. Really an outstanding beer. Notes: On cask at the brewery and the 2013 Birmingham brewfest


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5271) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
How: Bottle (12 oz). Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks! Split 2-ways.

>>> A tasty but rather heavy barrel-aged Saison with mild acetic notes and a flavor profile not too far from Flanders Red.

+ Nice brettanomyces action, especially in the aroma
+ Bright red wine and fruits presence
+ The wood spiciness add something very interesting to the flavor profile
It’s rather heavy for a Saison
There’s a mild to moderate acetic presence that prevent this beer to be among the best of the style flavor-wise

Flavors: Leathery brettanomyces, oak, red wine, red fruits, vinegar

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle shared with Tom. Hazy gold-amber pour with thin white head. Aroma is quite woody, lots of leathery brett, tons of red wine, very winey, light lacto notes, tart citrusy notes, mild acetic character, cherry, quite a few aromas in common with a good flanders red, only a bit lighter. Taste is quite potent, bright acidity, light leathery brett notes, lots of wood, very winey, very tart almost acidic finish. Palate is med bodied, light-med carbonation. A bit heavy but quite flavorful, tasty brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Seth. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is tannic pineapple and oak. Medium mouth with strong brett, juicy pineapple, oak, very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Justosj76 (11) - - DEC 28, 2014
Excellent taste, good flaver, good body, strong finish, tasteful, very original flavor

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Plurged and went for their barrel aged series bottles. And I most certainly made the right choice. Fantastically tart saison with wonderful barrel notes. Tart sour cherries, red wine, oak, brett, fruitiness. Dry and lasting tart finish. Whoa.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Freethehopspc (1) - - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
Everything about this beer is amazing. Nice brett funk and a beautifully tart/sour beginning and finish. Slight sweetness from fresh saison blended with the 1.5yr barrel aging.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Draft at Brewery. Light amber/copper with little to no head. Aroma of fruit and tartness. Light body with notes of vanilla and oakyness and a tart finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malaclemys (458) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours gold. Sour cherry and oak aroma and slight grain. Cereal malt and slight Brett funk and fruit. Nice sourness on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Draft. Poured a hazy deep gold with a medium-sized fluffy white head. Aroma was some tropical fruit, slight funk. Flavor was light peach, apple, tropical fruit, mild funk, mild sourness, medium sweetness, wood, vanilla, vinous. Thick mouthfeel. Quite good but a little too sweet and thick for my taste; not enough bretty funk. I suspect the oak aging might suppress the brett a bit.


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