zizzybalubba (1896) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Argonaut Liquor in Denver, CO. Cola-like brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of lemon, zinfandel, and a slight detection of apple cider vinegar. Jaw-clinchingly sour taste with white wine and citrus immediately up front. The surprise is a noticeable sweet aftertaste that almost magically coats the tongue at the end. This causes the initial sour flavor to become somewhat muted. Overall this is a wonderful beer from Avery. BeerandBlues2 (14407) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a medium-small, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is raisin, plum, dark cherry, and vinous-grape with light caramel malt, toast, oak, and figs with light notes of stale hops. Flavor is tart, lightly acidic dark cherry, plum and vinous with medium-light acetic notes, medium malt, light lactic sourness, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation. This is Avery’s best barrel-aged series beet to-date. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
bottle thanks to Ratman197 and my 100th Sour Rating!. dark brown pour with a small tan head with lots of tiny bubbles. leather, funk, oak, red wine barrel nose with a touch of lactic acid. medium body - big round bright sourness hits the mouth with zinfandel barrel notes, grapes, pedio and lactic acid. vinous throughout. lactic dry immensely tart finish that makes your head sweat a bit. light cherry on the back. another great sour from Avery! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle from adnielson. Thanks aaron! Dark brown with a reddish edge and a small off-white head. Aroma is sour and loaded with sour cherries, tart grapey notes, some light wood, balsamic vinegar. Flavor is sour and just damn delicious. Lots of fruit, vinegar, wood, cherries, vinous notes. I fucking love these sour beers from Avery. Bad ass! andrewje41 (4647) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2018
12 oz bottle poured. Dressed in the uniform Avery gold foil. Love this series. Thanks to Tcon for the share! A dark cola brown pour. Bold dark fruit character. A constant sour with plenty of barrel presence. A unique wine note to this, but not surprised since I've had likely the least amount of tries with Zinf than any other style of wine, especially with aged beers. A much more mellow beer than expected with the imperial sour tag. Complex, and unique. A standout sour. Love it.
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Sampled from a few bottles (at GABF. The second keg they were planning on pouring at the festival was apparently stolen). Pours with a hazed brown body with a tan head. Outstanding and complex aroma featuring strong vinous notes, spicy, pepper, red wine, rich malt, brandy, caramel, funk and a good sourness. Flavors are very strong on the lactic side, bright fruit notes, vinous, slightly peppery red wine. Very awesome. Big bodied, vinous and lactic finish with lively carbonation. Great stuff!