stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is buttery Chardonnay with peach and pear. Taste is heavily carbonated with slight Brett funk and white pepper. Bubbles are super dry and leave a leathery taste on the tongue. Tastes like a buttery, spicy, Chardonnay champagne.
alexsdad06 (9931) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample from FoBAB 13 from notes. Pours a golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart fruits, white grape, stone fruit, oak, buttery, tart/sour grew, doughy, not outstanding but very solid.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet vanilla and oak on the nose. Pours slightly hazy blonde with little head in a Teku glass. Small streams of bubbles do cascade up though. Oak up front, chardonnay fruit flavors, fruit acidity as well as some lactic acidity comes through. Hints of vanilla and hints of tannin, smooth up front with some sharpness in the middle, but finishes smooth as well. Not overly acidic, grape must and oak balance the acidity well. Very nice.
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from Churchkey Avery Cellar event. 2013 bottle->snifter. Clear gold with small white head. Flora, yeast, grape must, oak. Funky, but not in a good way. Not a big fan.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Wchesser...Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is grape skin, soggy wood, funk,..Taste is soggy oak, grape skin, musty, dry, vinous, spice..
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Clear golden colored beer with some white foam. White grape and funky diesel on the nose. Slightly cheesy. Definitely on the funky side. Flavor is kind of lemony, tangy, and funky. Some orange, lemon, and vanilla. Kind of a vanilla sugar on the finish. A slight booziness.
wedgie9 (2697) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting. Pours hazy pale yellow with a thin white head that leaves a very thin collar. The nose is wheat malt and some nutty, buttery, vinous notes. The flavor is a bit sweet with more oak and butter, nutty wheat malt, with some wheat malt and sourness. The body is full with average carbonation and a medium oaky Chardonnay finish.
BiiruBierBeer (1026) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chardonnay smell. Buttery chardonnay and yeasty taste which was surprisingly pretty awesome.
solidfunk (8554) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well balanced. Only a hint of barrel in this - just enough to put an edge of oak here. Golden pour without much head or lacing. Some florals, with light bretta. Delightfully tangy finish with a little sweetness. Some apricot, a little apple. Bottle pour at Churchkey feature event.
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear pale yellow with a small quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma brings out lots of grape must, white wine and a little oak. Flavour is very dry, vinous and complex, with loads of white wine barrels, followed by grape must and the oak - a little funk too. Hugely vinous, which is what characterizes this, though without being monochromatic. A great one from Avery.
jcnielsen (3398) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with white head. Funk, oats, white wine, oak aromas. Funky, white wine, grapes, green apple flavors. Enjoyed this one, a cool beer by Avery