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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2009
12 ounce bottle, bottled Sept. 18 2009. A big thanks to Jeremy for this, and thanks to Eric for bringing it. Pours a opaque red-brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is strong; sweet funky brett and barrel, light vinous wine notes. A tart and funky flavor; brett, sweet french oak, light fizzy vinous flavors, sour and very much like a white wine or even champagne. Perhaps a bit of bourbon lingers on the end the palate suggesting sweeter flavors that ultimately lose out to barnyard funk and vinous sour flavors. No alcohol present at all really and very easygoing, not over the top in any aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/29/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at the RateBeer award ceremony bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Murky orange. Fruitiness, wine, oak, vinegar, acidic, light sweetish hint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (6320) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Shared bottle. Pours golden brown with just the trace of a head. Aroma of tart fruit and funk. Taste is tart fruit, funk, and some vinegar. Holding up barely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiiruBierBeer (1043) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Smells like sourness and malt. Taste is a bit of oxidation, malt, and tangy sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Comes through with a strongly fruity sour cherry character and lots of mixed berries but theres a strong vinegar line that keeps this beer from being brilliant. One of the best Avery sours Ive had. Thanks whoever for sharing this at Ryans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (14082) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong oak, brett, and nice funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice lacto, oak, and brett with nice light tart finish, very impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (1076) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Melon, and dark berry vanilla, a little sweet. Cloudy orange brown, minimal head. Very sort of citric sour upfront, followed by some melon and berry sweetness and some subtle oakiness that becomes more prominent as it finishes. Extremely lively acidic palate. Really interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle. *** GUSHER ALERT **** Major Gusher. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Fruity, vinous, caramel, and funky. I wished this one didnt gush, as it was nice and hated to see 1/2 the bottle spewed all over the bar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14986) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from bu11zeye. Pours hazy amber with a thick cream beige head. Aroma is quite sour flowers and malt. Med body or nearly. Flavor is sour but the cab and oak are prominent. Quite red berry. Very sour, woody and pleasing. Rather mellow finish (for a sour!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (10051) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy amber with some floaties , a sour fruit aroma and an attractive off-white head. There is a mellow pleasantly sour caramel malt flavor. Still some carbonation and a good deal of oak. A lovely drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, very foamy, egg shell white head, lasts pretty well. Aroma brought notes of nice tart red fruits, dark fruits, hints of oak, tannins, hints of the typical avery sour blend yeast, slight vanilla. Taste is a mix of nice white fruits, hints of oak, caramel, toffee, hints of nice lemon, touch of vanilla, slight earth, finishing sweet, slightly bitter, oaky, dry. Held up well.

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