Avery Barrel-Aged Series 8 - Meretrix

 
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 299   ABV: 9.97%
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Barrel-Aged Sour Ale - No. 8 in our Barrel-Aged Series

She’s patiently awaited you for two years. Aging gracefully in beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon barrels and accompanied by sour cherries, your Meretrix is eager to serve.

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3.6
BuckeyeBoy (7535) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 2, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to Toby. pours out clear crisp amber copper topped with a sand head. nose is sour tart fruit barrel notes vanilla. Taste is more of the tart funk some berries and lots of barrel notes.

4.3
Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
(En dégustation au Stone Sour Fest 2015): Un aspect ferreux, sanguin se mêle aux tannins vineux et aux cerises bien acide. Une autre preuve du bon vieillissement de la série.

4.3
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting. Pours very bright, clear burnt orange with a thin off-white head that leaves a thin collar. The nose is super funky and very sour, some animal sanguine aroma, sour cherry, and vinous oak. The flavor is more fruity and vinous, the ferrous, sanguine note more subdued, still nicely sour with the cherry and some oak. The body is full and tannic sticky with average carbonation and a long sour and vinous finish.

3.8
BiiruBierBeer (1043) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
I can’t smell much from this one. Taste is lactic sourness, brett, and cherry. Pretty good.

4.1
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a dark brown with nice ruby highlights. The nose is a full mix of the Cabernet and the sour cherries. Nice and round on the palate with lots of dark, fruity tartness finishing with oak and Cabernet notes. Well done.

4
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear burnt red with very small off-white head. Settles quickly with no lacing. Aroma caramelized sugar, cherry, slightly oxidized, oaky, tart and vinous. Flavor is sour cherry up front, dried cherry and cherry skin, with a tart, oaky, vinegar, big cabernet, musty, leather, cherry finish and lingering buttery oak, tart, cherry aftertaste. This has cellared well, slightest oxidation but still big on flavor. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium body.

3.9
djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy amber with small frothy off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is sour fruit,oak, and funk. Medium mouthfeel with strong funk, light sour fruit and nice oak finish. Yes.

3.9
hopdog (12382) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Vinous/red wine, cherries, some wood, and fruity.

3.4
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Hazy brown, no real head/lace. Barrel galore on the nose, quite sour, good stuff. Fruit gets covered a little by the barrel, enjoyable nonetheless.

3.7
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, rich, ruddy brown with a short beige head that settled to a dusting quickly. The aroma picked up sour cherries, oak, leather, and red wine vinegar with a deeper, almost candied sweetness.. tangy and aggressive on the nose, but I enjoyed it. The flavor was very tart and bracing on the tip of the tongue with sour cherries and vinegar leading.. cherry meat and assorted dark fruits supported.. oak and vinegar sourness laced throughout.. finished dry, but with a decent dose of residual sugars.. peppery and warm all the way to the belly.. tasty stuff. Medium-ish bodied with low carbonation.. assertive and engaging, with a lot of barrel and fruit character.. nice one!


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