Avery Barrel-Aged Series 2 - Sui Generis

 
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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 319   ABV: 10.65%
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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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SuperDave (2555) - 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!

4.1
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle during ’10 San Diego Beer Week. Marked sourness in both the aroma and flavor. The wine barrel aging contributes some light fruitiness alongside a significant malt profile that is well-balanced into an overall perception of lightness. The delicate mouthfeel and long finish round out this excellent experimental ale.

4.1
Plovmand (8685) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle shared by Theis. Thanks! Hazy amber with a big off white head. The aroma is sweet fruit, acid, ripe wine, vinegar, balsamicco and wood. The flavour is very vinous, acid, balsamicco, oak, wood and red grapes. Highly carbonated which keeps the high alcohol on a very enjoyable level. Long fruity finish. Great.

4.2
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle at home - shared with Plovmand. (Thanks to Doodler for trading this). Clear reddish - white head. Nice sourness, wooden notes, light bourbon notes, wine, light sparklinglight light alco, high vineous, light vanilla, no malty sweetness, fruity, red wine, fruit sweetness, bretty, acid, dark fruits, light berries. light lactic. Very nice.

4.2
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: Pours a deep amber with a good amount of visible carbonation and a good amount of head that sticks around throughout. S: Nice, funky Brett hits me first off. Afterword, some good sour notes with some cherries and plums. T: Not as complex as the nose. Sourness and funk with hints of fruit. M: Medium body with fairly light carbonation. Some tannins but not too many. D: Overall, very drinkable. The first really solid beer that I’ve had from Avery in a while. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-05-2010

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fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Thanks ratman197. Poured hazy dark amber orange, citrus rind, tart peaches, wood, little cherry.

4.1
SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2010
been wanting to try this for awhile .. brown .. . tartness is wild! dirty barrel, cherry skin, tobacco, and bottom of shoe flavours .. easy to drink .. . Here you go you little slut.

3.9
BelgianBeerGal (4258) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2010
12oz traded bottle. Pours a dark, brown-amber color with a medium off-white head that settles into a moldy film. Just a little lacing. Traditional sour, acidic aroma plus brett and maybe some banana. Pretty powerful sour cherry and lactic punch but it ends with smooth caramel and oak. Honestly amazed that this has 10+ ABV and you can’t notice it. Well done Avery.

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nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Pour from a bottle at Small Bar during SDBW. Color of golden orange with a nice white head. Nice punch of sourness right up front with some prickly carbonation on your tongue. Good understated flavors of oak. Citrus & grapes. Alcohol hardly apparent. Very tasty sour!

3.9
j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Bottle from a trade with someone, who at the moment I can’t remember. So, thank you whoever you were. Pours a hazy orange brown with a huge creamy beige head. Fuzzy musk, wood and acid, sweet vinous notes, and a nice bit of funk. A bit sweeter than I was expecting from the nose, but still some nice sour notes, a good amount of wood and complex acids. Spicy finish with some lingering slowly developing acid and more wine barrel. Not sure if this is starting to fall apart, or just starting to come together. Sort of wish I’d had one a year ago, one now, and one for next year.


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