Bill Becker (1998) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 13, 2017 MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Rozi’s. It has a really nice earthy crispness, flavor, finish, start, middle, shortly after middle, and right before middle-but not quite the start of the whole experience. Crisp at first, not quite citrus- but more of an acidic bitterness. The barrel aging must take some bite off of this, but its still pretty tart.
From May 2010.
Bottle courtesy of Freethyhops. Thanks Riley!
Bottled March 31, 2010.
It pours a very hazy red colour, about a 1 finger head of foam that is shrinking slowly.
The smell is everything that's on the label. Sour cherries and funk from the Brett, slight note of wood, some vinegar like tartness. A great start with me for this AWA.
The taste isn't as tart as I expected. The cherries are well done but probably peak in their glory near the finish. The funk is done very well and I can taste the barrel aging influence. A bit more tartness would suit me more but I can't give a huge knock to the flavours I'm getting.
It's on the low end of medium bodied with more carbonation than I would have guessed from looking at it through my glass. Still in ok territory though.
Drinkability? Close to 10%abv though it doesn't *feel* like it, I'd say drinkability is close to very good. Very enjoyable flavours but, not to beat a dead horse, I wish it was more tart.. thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle from March 2010. I don’t even remember where I got this but it is pretty old and not great. Pours a golden dusty orange with faint white head. Aroma is oxidized cherry and chocolate. Taste is flat and again oxidized chocolate barrel with some sour cherries. Not at all that sour but there was only brett in this so I didn’t really expect much on that front. The ABV is typical of Avery "sours" from this time. Skip. Koelschtrinker (22056) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 26, 2016
Spritziger, dunkel malzig-säuerlicher Antrunk. Spritzig, deutliche Holznoten, geringe Herbe, deutliche natürliche Kirschnoten. Vollmundig, die Säure bleibt spritzig, nie übertrieben. Zum Ende holziger, etwas trocken. Sehr harmonisch. 8/12/12/12/13/12 Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle..Pour is gold with a white head..Nose is musty, oxidation, cherries, maple, musty, roast, spice..Taste is oak, cherries, musty, dry, dark caramel.. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting. Pours hazy copper with some thin off-white bubbles. The nose is very funky with some sour cherry and a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is a bit more sour cherry and a bit more malt than the nose with light caramel malt and a whole bunch of funk. The body is full with sticky tannins, light carbonation and a long sour cherry with some vanilla oak finish.
BiiruBierBeer (1059) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sour smell. Taste is almost like a geuze. Notes of brett and a slight bit of lactic sourness. Plovmand (8682) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. It pours hazy deep amber with a small beige head. Loads of ripe cherry in this. Also wood, oak and vinous notes. The malt is very present with a good sweetness to balance the dry brett. The flavor has a great oaky feel with lots of cherries and almonds. The quite high abv is hardly felt. This is awesome!! HonusWagner (2248) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle Stone Sour Fest.
Tart cherries, tannins, mild malty sweetness. Quite sour, as is par for the Avery wild ales I’ve tried. slowrunner77 (13171) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
the brett is there and obvious, but not so overpowering that the oaky complexity of the zin barrels can;t come through. and most of the tartness is more of the sour cherry variety. one of avery’s best and another awesome beer!! in the upper tier of sour ales." Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with off-white head. Aroma is rich figs, sour, vanilla. Tastes sour, great sourness, rich, very woody, vanilla. Absolutely amazing.