Avery Barrel-Aged Series 2 - Sui Generis

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 319   ABV: 10.65%
Sui Generis, which is #2 in our new Barrel-Aged Series, will debut at the Avery Tap Room on Wednesday, September 23rd from 3-8 PM. Due to extremely limited quantities of this brew (<150 cases will be produced), 12oz. single bottles will be sold only at the Avery Tap Room, between 3 PM and 8 PM on September 23rd. Sui Generis is a complex ale, aged and artfully blended from several types of oak barrels, and displays a delightful lactic sourness complimented by hints of brett, oak, and acetic. Intricate yet bold, deeply complex yet surprisingly refreshing, Sui Generis was crafted in the tradition of perennial Tap Room favorites De Vogelbekdieren and Voltron.
A blend of ales from 39% Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, 35% Chardonnay barrels, 13% Port barrels and 13% Bourbon barrels.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2011
!2 oz. bottle, 2009. Mike, thanks for sharing! Pours a brownish-amber with a smallish white head. Aroma was not what I expected from a sour. Subdued vinegar, with oak. Taste was more tart than sour. Tart cherries, vinous, oaky. Finish mildly tart fruit and acetic. Forgetable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2011
(12oz bottle generously shared by Mike!). Bottled on September 18, 2009. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is boozy with some tart cherries and other pit fruit. Taste has a sweet malt backbone with some tartness, but not very much. Medium bodied with a slick finish. Compared to a couple other sours we had, this was a bid boozy although it was still pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of ratman. Thanks! Red maroon appearance with a foamy, light tan head. Mildly sour, oak, vinous flavor with some fruity esters. Oaky, vinous, red fruity, tart cherry, slight vanilla flavor. Tart, dark cherry, vanilla, woody, vinous finish. The alcohol is hidden extremely well. Probably my favorite sour from Avery so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2011
12oz bottle sent to me very generously by bu11zeye and shared with friends at cellar temperature. Big of a gusher with a huge, frothy head. Color is dark orange and cloudy. Smells of sweet fruit & oak. Mouthfeel is slick, smooth & lightly carbonated. In the taste, I find chardonnay, pear, cider and dry oak on the finish along with mild alcohol burn. Not much bourbon to be found, but its very drinkable with fruity and dry champagne-like qualities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours a medium clearish tea with a light white head not rising very much or with much lacing. The aroma is super light, can barely pull anything out of it. There is some light horse blanket. The taste to me is a little blah. There is some light horse blanket, and a little oak at the end. It finishes bitter wood, which isnt great. The feel is ok, drinkability is a little limited. Overall, this is an average wild ale. Its no overly complex, balanced or flavorfull. It needs to be more pronononced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (22922) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy of nbutler11, thanks! Murky brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of rhubarb, sour cherry, mud. Taste is prunes, dates, cherries with a deep and dry sourness. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1603) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle from robert a while back... This bottle "spooged" every where for close to two minutes. 1/4 of it was lossed....Light red in color... Great nose with some charred wood, cheese and tartness. Taste is woody, slight funkiness with overall tartness that sat on the back of the tounge. High carbonation. Overall an enjoyable sour/tart beer, but not my cup of tea.... Thanks robert for the gift

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2679) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Tasted on 1/14/11 from a 12oz bottle sent to me in a trade, bottled Sept 18, 2009. Pours hazy light orange with a brown tint and a massive white head that slowly recedes to frothy lace and leaves a ton of lace on the inside of the glass. The nose is sweet and sour with fresh peaches and apricots, lemon, some caramel malt, toasted nuts, acetic, and the oak just peaking through with light vanilla. The flavor features some acetic bitterness up front with the peaches and apricots, good citrus acidity, lactic, more vanilla than the nose, toasted nuts, and just a light hint of caramel malt. The body is medium and oily with very lively carbonation and a long citrus, vanilla, and lightly bitter finish. This beer is amazingly drinkable for being over 10%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottled. Poured relatively fluid medium orange with a looser-bubbled beige head.. translucent. The aroma opened with a lovely, heavy hit of sour oak, vinous notes, and lesser cherries.. more of the same plus funky, fruity Brett as it warmed up.. wine-inspired alcohol danced gracefully on the edges of the nose.. excellent! The flavor opened slightly softer than expected, followed by tart vinous notes and oak, fruity Brett, cracked black pepper, and currants.. the Brett dried out the back, leaving essence of blended wines, black pepper, and lactic sours on the warm finish.. very satisfying. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. all of the barrels really worked well together, and this was a thought-provoking, remarkably well-crafted beer. Please make more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Hazed dark yellow color with a white head. Soured citrus smell combined with dust, mustiness, wood, florals, pale malt sweetness and spice. Flavor of tart citrus, sweet malt, wood, vanilla, and leather Tasty!

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