juiceisloose (1473) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2011
On tap at Pizza Port’s Belgian beer fest. This is a blend of sour ales aged in Cabernet and Zinfandel barrels. This one pours a hazy, dark golden orange color and crowned by a small, smooth head of off white foam. The aroma is very vinous with tons of soured fruit forming the base. Notes of peaches, oranges, and lemons followed a touch of funk, vinous oak and acidity. The flavor follows suit with more of soured peaches and oranges along with the vinous oak and funk. The wine barrels really shines through leaving a clean sourness. A touch of lactic cream smooths out the acidity and adds just a touch of sweetness to all the sourness. Nearly full bodied and smooth coating the palate nicely with balanced carbonation that leads to a lengthy vinous oak finish. The wine barrels really come through and add a lot of depth and flavor. Really nice sour ale that uses the wine barrels perfectly. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at Pizza Port’s Barrel Blast. Cab and zin barrels. 9.5%. Pours with a hazed orange body with a lasting off-white head over the top. Aroma is funky, bretty, phenolic, stone fruit, peach skins. Flavors of strawberry, peach, funk, lots of fruit, light currant and peppery, wine and a ton of tannic bitterness. Lively and funky. The ABV is well hidden. Very tasty. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2011
Co-rate! Lots of jokes about this one’s name. Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Murky orange brown. Aroma of red wine, taste of sour/lacto malt. Very nice. Travlr (24277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Murky orange brown. Aroma of red wine, taste of sour/lacto malt. Very nice. playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours a hazy orange with thin lacy head. Sour nose, makes me recoil in fear...in a good way, also funky cheese and hay. Sour funk master flex on the tongue with a bitter hop undertone. Dry, sour finish with lingering bitterness and warm alcohol.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Hazed pumpkin in color, nice frothy off-white head. Nose is nice and sour with evident wine notes and a touch of nutty cheese funk and some vinous oak influence. Very nice flavors as well..thickly sour with a tart body that consumes the palate. Clean sourness that doesnt tend to be overly acidic yet still consuming, clean, and focused. Oaky and vinous character for sure. Better than expected from Avery, for sure...showcases the wine barrels like a champion. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
tap at sourfest. pours a clear reddish. bready, light cherry tartness. light caramelly sweetness. like a sour cherry pale ale. good, not great. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
draft at brouwers sourfest. pours a hazy ruby bright amber with a loose white head and dense sheeting lace. tangy tart cherry nose. creamy medium body with lively carb. cherry, dark malt sugar bits, and some lemony vinegar on the mid palate. mild tart finish. hapjydeuce (1000) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Backlogged rating. On tap at O’Briens in San Diego. How does this not have more ratings coming from Colorado? Barrel-aged sour from what I remember. Light orange color with fizzy carbonation. Pleasant aroma of sour apple with a touch of candied cherry. Flavor pulls away from the former to really funky cheese and yeast biscuit. A bit metallic on the end. Had a hard time tasting the oak. JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
On tap at the PP Belgian Ale Fest 2010. Slightly murky reddish pour. Vinegar, cherries, apple, wine grape, oak, and sour. Quite good, and interesting with the wine like notes.