Avery Barrel-Aged Series 5 - Quinquepartite

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.91%
Noticing that our private cellar bottle stock of sour ale was fast dwindling, we decided to blend a very small batch from five of our finest barrels to produce this, No. 5 in our Barrel-Aged Series. Brewery release only. 60 cases shared. 27 hoarded. This beer consists of: 37% Ale aged in Cabernet Savignon barrels, 25% Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels, 21% Ale aged in Port barrels and 17% Ale aged in Zinfandel barrels. It measures at 9.91% ABV and will be sold in single 12 oz. single bottles. Quinquepartite translates to divided into or composed of five parts. It is slightly less saucy than the name, Dupuceleuse, chosen for #4 in the set.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26835) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Bottle at Paps. Cloudy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of berries and barnyard. Fruity and light acidic flavour of berries and barnyard. Tart finish of berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
In short: A golden ale with plenty of vinous barrels and a nice barnyard/farmhouse character. My type of wild ale. Great beer.
How: From a bottle at Extreme Beer Fest 2011, Night Of The Barrels
The look: Cloudy dark golden-amber body topped by a small off-white head
In long: The nose is very barnyard and with a bunch of wet barrels. I really loved that nose. Taste packs a lot of cereals but doesnt come with the sweetness sensation that plagued all other wild/sour Averys Ive had before. Some funk, earthy fruits, a whole lot of wet wood barrels, vinous notes, noble rot. Finish is somewhat dry, tart and a bit acidic. Sourness level is actually relatively low for a Wild/Sour ale, this is definitely more wild/barnyard than it is sour. By far the best wild/sour Avery Ive had, they need to make this one a regular. Ok, so this beer abv is 9.91%. Thats precise. I find it amazing that we can make a beer and know exactly the % of alcohol the 0.01% and yet despite all our technologies we are still unable to make a car mirror in which objects appear exactly as far away as they really are.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (42165) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is wineous fruity and wooden. Fruity, wineous and slight citric. Smooth wooden, winous and fruity into the far finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (35903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. An unclear dark golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of fruit, wood, and vinegar. The flavor is sweet with notes of maltc, caramel, vinegar, grapeffuit, and wood, leading to a dry and tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11636) - Sborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of sourness, berries, spice. Flavour is sour and grapy. Has dense berries and spice. Medium bodied. Ends on a grapy and light sweetish note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours an orangey golden with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Sweet and tart berry nose - quite sophisticated. Medium body, very dry and tart, again berry-like. Dry, sulphurous finish. 270411

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
tepid tan-red, thin white ring. Nose is Brett in sour wheat, almost Berliner weisse, bit synthetic, watery sugary fruit. Flavor is overly sweet, brett, lightly harsh plants and plastic in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
355mL thanks to beerandblues2. Missed out on this at a tasting awhile back and have been meaning to get a hold of this one. The pour is a hazed peach with a thickish, sheen, off-white head. Webby lace. Aroma is funk, cardboard, cherry, light bourbon, boozy cherries, tangerine, ice cream. Odd fruity nose ruined by cardboard. Taste is lemon tart, cardboard, vinegar, spices, fruity grape tannins, other oddities that are hard to place. Chalky palate. Very complex, but not particularly a good blend. A decent sour attempt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2: Pours a clear orange amber with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh vinous oaky nose with light fruity notes and tart complexity. Starts with good fullness and finely-dissolved carbonation with a light malty sweetness and complex vinous tartness before a slightly drier and bitter finish with some lingering tart fruitiness. Well-balanced, true to style, and hides the alcohol fairly well. Seems like it should age well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Smoky brett nose with light plastic, some pepper and horseblanket. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart and lightly bitter, lots of peppery yeast, some phenols, some light berry. Astringent finish.

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