BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. dark purple body with browned-purple thin head. lactic acid and black currant / syrah wine nose. similar flavor with dirty oak tannin, notes of soil and dark fruit, but thankfully not boozy at 11%. round, full body suits the carbonation and acid well, and though it’s a little chalky and pasty with a mixture of lactic acid flavor and mashed currant / blackberry / black cherry / grape, it seems to work well enough. long skin and oak tannin late, with lingering flavors of grape juice-like with warming alcohol.
On tap at Avery (GABF 2012 weekend). Pours with a hazy, deep maroon body with a tan to purple head. Aromas are fruity and funky with strong grapes, floral, alcohol, vinous. Flavors are of wine, fruity and tannic grapes, black currant, leather and white pepper. Warming, medium acidity. I really like Avery’s sour grape beers. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2012
On tap at Avery during GABF week. Deep red pour with a small white head. Musty nose with barnyard and Cabernet barrels. Med body with lots of Cabernet grapes and barrels. Dry acidic finish with more grape notes and oak. Amazing! XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Has some big grape and sour funk on the nose with a little barrel character. Pours a murky reddish brown color with no head. Taste has a big grape presence and has some nice wine attributes, has a bubbly mouth feel with a dry finish.
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Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2012, dark reddish almost brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of lots of red grape, tart fruits, hints of oak, lemon, tart berry, hints of dusty and earthy funk, more grape as well in the end of the aroma. Taste is a nice mix of red berry with red grape, some caramel and toffee go into a lactic lemon, some funky basement, finishing fairly tart and dry with a wine-like finish. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
(Draught) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of cabernet, dark fruit, wood, and earth. Flavor of cabernet, plum, cherry, wood, and caramel with a dry finish.
onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
@ Avery Sourfest 2012. Dark slightly hazy amber, thin filmy head. Exotic aroma oak, figs, and strong wine. Taste was the same with a bit of sour oak, dark fruits, and some sweet dark wine esters, though it ends dry. BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Tap at Avery Sour Fest 3. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is grapes, plum, figs, oak, light caramel malt, toast and vinous notes. Flavor is vinous, tart dark fruit (cherry, plum), malt backbone and sweetness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2012
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a hazy reddish brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of grapes, oak, citrus, straw and lght horsblanket. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lighly tart finish. Flavors of oak, red grapes and light horseblanket with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering grape finish. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tap @ Avery SourFest III. Dark reddish purple appearance with an off-white/tan head. Pretty rich red grape, brandy, plum, tart fruity, vinous, oaky aroma. Quite tart, dark berry, red grape, oaky, light vanilla, leather, blackberry flavor. Nice one.