Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle: pour is murky dark golden with a fine bubbled off white head in this glass. Retention is mild, and lacing is mild here. The nose is vinousness, wet oak, dark malts, and some earthiness. The flavor profile is quite nice here, and quite complex. Dark fruits, dark malts, clear barrel treatment of wet oak, vinousness, and a hint of bourbon here. Some acetic, mild funk, and sour for sure. This is a nice one for sure, masks the alcohol well, and has a nice sweetness, too deyholla (11486) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle thanks to Ari. Pours a hazy amber with a light brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of tart fruits with a bit of wine and light backing funk. Flavor has a bit of mellow tartness with a good amount of wood and backing light grain. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 12/14/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Thanks to bauermj for bringing this over.
The beer is a amber brown color with a big white frothy head. Great retention on the cap, and a bit of lace sticks to my glass.
A bit of caramel, lots of dark cherry and lemon zest form a strong nose.
The flavor starts with a smooth sweetness, with a bit of dark cherry and lemon zest give me a tart, lactic, and slightly acetic sour flavor.
If anything, this is a bit overcarbonated. Bubbly carbonation kind of overwhelms my tongue and distracts from the taste. The body is on the light side, and there is a lactic acidity as well. A bit grainy as well.
This was a definitely a solid sour. Avery makes some interesting sours for sure. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle pours burnt orange with an off-white head. Aroma is tart with notes of oak, funk, juicy vinous fruit and a nice lactic sourness. Flavor is moderately sweet with additional notes of caramel, vanilla, cherry, and cassis. Overall body is moderate, sweet, boozy, and finishes with some great balancing acidity. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle, big thanks to sloth: Pours a clear deep bronze amber with a stringy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly tart, funky nose with a touch of vinous oak and light fruits. Starts with effervescent carbonation and a lightly toasted malty sweetness with some drying funk/brett flavors and vinous oak complexity before a smooth, sweet-tart finish. Well-balanced and hides its alcohol. Glad to see Avery succeeding in the sour beer market.
juiceisloose (1473) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12 oz bottle. This one pours a dark, cloudy reddish brown color and topped by a small, smooth head of tan colored foam that settles down to a thin film. Thick sticky lines of lace cling hard to the glass. The nose is very vinous up front from the influence of the various wine barrels used in the blend. There are notes of sour cherries, tart red grapes, and blackberries that are full of woody oak character. Some caramelized grain soaked in sour mash bourbon pushes through along with notes of dark cocoa, vanilla, and caramel. The flavors are nicely balanced and are equally tart and earthy with plenty of brett mustiness to add some funk in there. The port like cherries and buttery, oak chardonnay grapes blend together nicely, while the earthy brett adds some funk and dries things out. The smooth bourbon, caramel, and vanilla laden oak add smoothness and sweeten things up from the tart fruit. The body is substantial and smooth with moderate carbonation which lends to easy drinking. The palate avoids any alcoholic heat, which is a surprise considering the heft of this brew. This is a really nice blend of barrels that sports equal parts sweetness and tartness. Really good brew. Headbanger (3990) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
12oz bottle Tasting at RSRIZZO’s 1/13/10 (Courtesy of Beerandblues2)-Poured a dark golden/light copper. Aroma of sour and funk. Taste of sour, malt, and brett. This light to medium bodied brew was well balanced and quite tasty. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle shared by DosBeerigos. Thanks bud. Another great sour from Avery. Good complexity in the aroma with hints of cherries and vinegar. Nice sour funkness in the flavor. Easy sipping beer. thewolf (12534) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle. [thanks Bu11seye]Boutip (6321) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011
Hazy orange amber with a big, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is oaky, tart, brett, crispy malts, some cherries, light lactic. Highish carbonation, fairly light mouthfeel, some oiliness. Flavour has good tartness, lots of oak, light vinious, grapes, light apples, zesty, a bit of vanilla. Elegant and very drinkable sour ale.
Bottle: Poured a lightly reddish cloudy color ale with a large foamy head with good retention. Aroma consists of vinous notes with some lightly sweet port notes and a clear tart finish. Taste is a complex mix between some vinous notes with a subtle sweet undertones and a well balanced tart finish. Body was quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and assembled with a balanced mix between the different flavors.