Avery Barrel-Aged Series 4 - Dépuceleuse

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.73%
No. 4 in our Barrel-Aged Series. Ale brewed with sour cherries and aged in zinfandel barrels with 100% brettanomyces fermentation. Bottled March 12, 2010. 463 cases.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beaver (1746) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12 oz bottle, bottled on 3/31/10. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange with a fizzy off white head that quickly goes to a thin film.

The aroma is woody lactic pie cherries and red wine.

The flavor is sweet and tart pie cherries with a nice sour twang with some wood, red wine and maybe a little oxidation and band aid in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a decent sour cherry beer. I wonder if I hung on to it a bit long though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (3038) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Deep amber brown pour, thin off white head ..... aroma of white grapes, sour cherries, light brett and a fruity/berryness to it ... taste of sour cherries, little lively, little oaky, grapes, caramel malt ..... abv hidden well smooth moutthfeel ... Has light brett and a dark fruit/berry flavor as well ... Aged well mellow ... Finish is dry, lightly oaky and malty with a light grape and sour cherry to it .... Not worth the price but a solid sour ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, fiery orangey-amber with a short yellowy-beige head.. great color to it. The aroma picked up sour cherries, oak, tannins, and deeper vinous notes over fruity meat and a hint of licorice.. very nice overlay of fruity Brett funk. The flavor opened with a sour cherry and oak kick, then it backed off a bit.. lots of funky, fruity Brett and biscuity malt at the core.. tart oak and vinous notes laced throughout.. finished with moderately tart cherry dust and fruity Brett plus a hit of aspartame-like artificial sweetness.. interesting and enjoyable overall, but a touch too sweet. Medium-bodied with a lot of dry, funky Brett on the palate.. the flow got caught up in a few places.. good stuff that I’d gladly drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2225) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2012
pours a semi-clear dark red with a small off-white head that goes away quickly, and no lacing. smell is of cherry, malt, spice, and brandy. taste is tart, cherry, malt, some spice, and a woodiness. ends very tart and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopTsing (574) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
From the bottled poured a beautiful aubern brew with thin, fizzy head. Aromas of malt and sour cherries. Flavors of sweet/tart fruitness. Medium bodied but sour. Not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1972) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle. Pretty auburn with fizzy tan dissipating head and no lacing. Smells like an old fashioned with some sour cherries. Tastes like an old fashioned layered over a sour- both things going on at once in parallel. Both light and medium and a little warming, but kind of refreshing and lively, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9553) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Pour out of 12 oz bottle, Josh with the hookup again. Clear red pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of sweet jammy cherry, some sour black cherry, bourbon, hints of vanilla, slight caramel, toffee notes. Taste is a nice mix of big sweet cherry, slight wine and grape notes, hints of oak, slight caramel, toffee, hints of oak, finishing with slight sweet berry and sweet vanilla. Very interesting for sure!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47142) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

ABV: 9.59%. Clear medium red - amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, cherry, caramel, tart berry - cherries, grape, wood, dry wood, alcohol, tart. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, wood, cherry, almonds, dry, light lacto. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is fizziy in the mouth, but looks flat in the glass. [20120712]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3676) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul! This beer appears a ruby and brown hue with an off white head. The aroma consists of cherries, funk, wild yeast, and oak. The beer is very earthy. I find it very enjoyable. The flavor is complex, but the various components of the taste profile don’t seem to co-mingle as effortlessly as some of the other great cherry sours & wilds I have tried. Perhaps the nearly 10% ABV plays a role in this way. Overall, it was a tasty beer and certainly worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
radarsock (1180) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle form Drsilverworm, consumed alone. Smells of biscuits, flaked rye, table sugar, maraschino cherries and rubber. Tastes of Dihos with a syrupier mouthfeel and certainly sweeter grain. The cherries come off in the flavor way too artificial, sugary and altogether unripe. The end-palate is total shit: viscous, thick and bothersome, almost like drinking cough suppressant without its obvious chemical-burn harshness.

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