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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Botanicals & Barrels Series. Barrel Aged Sour.
Bushels of juicy apricots and bright bursts of barrel-aged tartness are seamlessly infused to cultivate this deliciously distinctive and succulent sour ale.

Descriptors: Citrusy, Tart, Lactic Acidity
Malt Varieties: Honey Malts, Aromatic, 2-Row
Yeast Varieties: Westmalle Belgian Ale
Hop Varieties: Bravo

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3.5
drjay44 (3771) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2017
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained, ivory head, with no lacing over a quite hazy, effervescent, amber (SRM 13) body......nose is moderate apricot, lactic acid, mild funk, slight esters with light vinous tones, no hops.....taste is moderately tart/sour with lactic acid tones, slight funk/barnyard, moderate apricot with light green tones, hints of raspberry, lemon, light malts with hints of cracker and bread, mild hop spice, finishing with light but lingering tart sourness......mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, high carbonation, moderate astringency. The barrels contribution is quite subtle and almost hidden, as are the hops with the result that the apricots and sourness are dominant, with light funk. BJCP 8/2/15/4/7

3.8
NikkTwist (3286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 Draft at Bru Craft. Cloudy golden orange pour with some off-white foam that later disappeared. Juicy and big. Strong pungent sour. Apricot nectar. Tangerine. Apple vinegar. Oak. Straw. Faint hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Great stuff!

3.2
ryanfolty (2584) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
March 11, 2017 - on tap at the Rare Beer Fest. Yellow pour with limited head. The taste was just way too tart, not very enjoyable for me.

3.5
ads135 (4854) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 8, 2017
A better than average sour. The apricot is apparent more in the taste than the aroma. Light yellow and tart. Sweetness offers nice balance. Tried at Omaha’s Extreme Beerfest in 2017 with Jess and the parents.

4
MetalNHopHead (2045) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Avery’s Apricot Sour is heavy on the apricot and light on the sour. Lots of apricot on the nose with hints of funky straw. Succulent apricot flavor with very subtle barnyard funk. Finish is tart, dry, and partially sugary - redolent of a semi-sweet white wine. Even someone who is leery of Sours could appreciate this. It’s intensely fruity and only slightly acidic.

4.1
superspak (5790) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2017
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/26/2017. Pours very hazy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace pretty quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/tangy apricots, peach, lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, plum, cherry, hay, straw, pepper, toasted oak, wheat, and bread; with light musty/leathery funk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy apricots, peach, lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, plum, cherry, hay, straw, pepper, toasted oak, wheat, and bread; with light musty/leathery funk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour apricots, peach, lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, plum, cherry, hay, straw, pepper, toasted oak, wheat, bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness balance. Minimal puckering after the finish, with no sour/tannic astringency. Light-moderate dryness from tart/sourness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/acidic/grainy, and slightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.3%. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink; thanks to the mellow/balanced acidity/sourness. Very impressive and well rounded wild/sour complexity, with nice oak presence; and great malt balance. A really enjoyable offering.

4
hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden’ish color with a small sized head. Apricots, some funkiness, sour fruits, and nice medium puckering finish.

4
HuskerTan (2320) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle/Fest. A- Apricot puree, subtle funk. A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Apricots, medium sourness, subtle funk. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, refreshing finish. O- This is straight to the point and I love it. Lots of apricot throughout and only a very mild touch of funk and just enough sourness. Really a delicious beer that I would love to have around during the dog days of summer.

3.9
zoucrew102 (1980) - - FEB 19, 2017
Bomber. Sour apricot aroma with notes of lacto, Brett, vanilla and a bit of oak. Pours cloudy orange colored with a thin white head that burns off quickly to no retention or lacing. Starts with sweet apricot with notes of vanilla to go with a lively mouthfeel due to the high carbonation. Finishes smooth and tart with sour apricot, lacto, Brett and some oak flavor coming through with the fruit lingering on the palate. Very nice sour.

4.1
ajnepple (6830) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2017
22 oz bottle shared, purchased at Mile High Wine & Spirits. Hazy yellow to orange appearance with a white head. Aroma of sour funk, stone fruits, light barnyard, light vanilla and a hint of toasted oak. Similar flavor, fruity and sour with a tart, puckering mouth feel. Nicely done.


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