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%
Barrel-Aged Sour Ale - No. 8 in our Barrel-Aged Series

Shes 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16916) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 31, 2013
12 oz. bottle, sent from Alen (thanks man), pours an opaque dark cherry red with almost no head. Aroma of potent sour cherries, moderate red wine barrels, a bit of wild yeast and some oak. Flavour is intensely sour, with heaps of extremely sour cherries, a significant wild yeast component, dry red wine, and finishing on vinous, oaky notes. Puckering sourness all the way through with a remarkable complexity. The sour cherries are more noticeable on the nose, at least with regard to the fruitiness - they are just puckeringly sour on the tongue. All in all, another great rendition of the BA series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7353) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (5705) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
(En dgustation au Stone Sour Fest 2015): Un aspect ferreux, sanguin se mle aux tannins vineux et aux cerises bien acide. Une autre preuve du bon vieillissement de la srie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2701) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (1040) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
I cant smell much from this one. Taste is lactic sourness, brett, and cherry. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13989) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12208) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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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