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Dépuceleuse - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

225 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 56
Gots: 56 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.73% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 04-05-2010)
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I got this from one of the best trading partners a Ba could hope for- 2DogBrew. Thanks Russ! The box today probably is the 20th one to be sent from one of us to the other, and here's to 20 more!

Bottled March 31st, 2010. Trying about 6 weeks after bottling.

So I poured this into my Bell's tulip glass, and immediately said to myself- "I hope Russ sends more of this one!" This is a cherry colored reddish pink with a pinkish hued white head that was gone quite quickly. No lacing, and little signs of carbonation.

I get big oaky woodiness on the nose. There are also notes of sour cherries and sour funkiness. Smells really tart and sour.

This is a very nice wild ale from the Avery boys. They nailed that sour cherry flavor perfectly. It is nicely balanced with the oakiness and a hint of red grape skins. The whole thing seems to work very well with the funky Bretts.

Very little carbonation makes me feel like I was almost sipping a glass of wine, but the flavor is American Wild Ale all the way. The body is nearing medium, but it might just seem thicker because of the low carbonation amount.
I could drink this thing easily. I actually wish I had about 6 more bottles so that I could age them and have one every 3 or 4 months. This beer could be good in warm or cold weather, mid-day or after dinner. This is an exceptionally good drinking beer that I imagine would only improve with some age.

I am seriously going to add it to my wants right now. If you like Wilds, give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 03:33:50 | More by AleWatcher
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up down at From the Vine off of Polaris. Working my way slowing through Avery's reserve lineup, this is my second after Black Tot and I've got a Brabant in the fridge as well.

Appearance- Pours a murky shade of medium brown that is perhaps slightly crimson around the edges. A very aggressive pour yields about a quarter finger of fizzy tan head that dies back almost immediately to a ring and then to nothing. Some beading carbonation evident in the body of the beer however.

Smell- Interesting. I get lots of barrel on the nose, along with some lactic cherry fruity tartness, and mild funk. The wood is really prominent for me but overall I found the nose to be nice but muted.

Taste- Very prominent barrel aging/wood flavors come through initially, along with cherry pith, and the cherry tartness picked up on in the nose. Also an interesting mineral quality as well. Perhaps a little bit of slight buttery diacetyl in there. Finishes with a mild lactic bite and a long drying finish.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is pretty accurate for the style, not overly thin either. Drinkability is decent as well, though I was feeling the alcohol a touch by the end.

Overall, a decent American wild ale. The barrel profile almost reminded me a little bit of Vagabond in fact. Not my favorite wild by any means but I did like it alright overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 01:38:07 | More by boatshoes
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sevopie

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ruby/mahogany in color with a mild tan head that dies quickly.

A bit of oak and vinegar come out first, making way for a strange cherry/cranberry aroma. There's almost 2 distinctly different smells competing with each other here. The brett is obvious.

Bitter vinegar and oak attack the tongue at first, but mellow out into a sweet cherry juice flavor. There's a bit of leather and bread hiding in the back, but the initial brett attack masks a lot of the flavors - but only partially. Just a touch of wine on the finish.

Medium on the body with a lot of carbonation.

Overall, another solid effort from Avery in the wild ale department, if a little lacking on the polish. This one seems a little easier to drink than the Brabant did, but the Brabant felt better balanced. The aggressiveness of this one is probably why, as the flavors jump out at you more. Likely to be a one and done, but a pleasant one to come by.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 09:13:15 | More by sevopie
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got one of these from a very generous rye726. Thanks, Ryan! This was bottled 31 March 2010

Pouring a clear, deep ruby red with a dense, beige head that falls off to a thin ring rather quite, leaving no lace, this looks decent.Great color, though.

The nose is interesting. That Brett was used is obvious, there's a rather pronounced band-aid and plastic character, and while the combination with a mellow cherry fruitiness is something I can't say I've experienced before, it's not particularly great either. Moderately vinous, I get some cherry pit character as well, a little bitter? Swirling the beer really brings out the Zin character, with a moderate leather, mild cocoa and some grape. However, this really is a Brett beer, and they'd have done well to use another strain.

Opening with a big, fruity sourness with a moderate cherry character, and some wine, this opens pretty solid. The Brett character of the nose isn't particularly strong, thankfully, this is mostly a rather straightforward sour beer. A big Pedio acidity is noticeable, along with a little acetic acid, I can see this getting a lot sourer with time. However, though, this is a middle of the road sour with a pleasant balance between the sourness and the fruit. Drying on the finish with a mild leathery, tannin character, this is where both the wine and Brett make their presence felt. Flavors of bandaid and red wine linger, making this medium-light bodied beer decent. Carbonation is high. I'm not sure why this beer needed to be 9.6% ABV, though, and that hurts the drinkability.
Adding the yeast to the pour only makes it rather worse, with the Bretty, band-aid, plastic character really coming through. Seriously, I enjoy them in a saison, but their presence in a fruited sour is particularly unappealing. In any case, though, I'm thankful for the chance to try this!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 03:23:38 | More by DefenCorps
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours an odd rosy reddish amber color, translucent and still. A fleeting finger thick white head quickly fades to nothing with no lacing. Aroma is artificial cherry jam sweetness, with a slightly abrasive acidic sour bite to them, vinegar and mild funky brett aromas. Flavor has a fleeting pure fake cherry sweet punch to start before the zinfadel barrels and brett funk take over and produce a sour cherry flavor (but not tart). Body is medium thick, mildly syrupy with light, thin carbonation. Finish is also rather thin and unpleasant blend of fake cherries and vinegar and too much alcohol.. Oddly, despite my review and scores, I did enjoy this beer, particularly if I was looking for a quick (though not cheap) sour fix. However, this is a little too hot, artificial tasting and unbalanced for my taste, so my review is relative to other beers of this style (hence the pessimistic slant).

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 02:34:43 | More by yourefragile
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A nice heavy pour into my Duchesse tulip yields a small fizzy head that barely covers the glass and fades to small swatches of bubbles. Its a pretty clear light reddish pinkish with hints of auburn brown color.

N: Plenty of sour fruit and funk. I can't really put a finger on the type of fruit, but theres plenty of it, probably a blend, although I think I get some cherry. With that is lots of funk, mostly barnyard, but some sour as well. More sour and tangy aromas with some malt vinegar. The deeper I get I think I get smell some raspberry now. A very nice aroma actually.

T: Wow, very funky. A big sour and barnyard funk hit right away. Sour fruits, the taste is a little more like cherry with some raspberry. WIth that is lots of dry barnyard saison funk. Yeasty flavors, dry and somewhat harsh. It has some flavors of sawdust, which I think is the blend of some oak flavors and the barnyard funk. I also gets a little taste of hay from the brett. It has some warmth as well from the booze and a little alcohol taste/burn. Sour and tangy flavors as well with the fruit, gives just a hint of malt vinegar. A little bready malts as well.

M: Medium to lighter body with lots of alcohol warmth and tons of carbonation.

F: Super dry again, and lots of lingering funk. The fruit seems to disappear but leaves some sour and tangy flavors in the mouth. This lingers with some bready malts and the yeasty flavors. The barnyard funk is there for a while but dulled more on the finish. Some oak comes through a little as well here and again combines with the funk to give a slight saw dust flavor.

A decent sour, has some really nice sour fruit flavors and good brett funk, but the barnyard dryness with saw dust and hay are a little unpleasant. The alcohol is a little too presenting as well. I'll age a couple and see how they do.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 01:07:01 | More by jlindros
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billshmeinke

California

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

One finger tan head composed of big bubbles that dissipates quickly to a ring of foam around the edge of the glass with bubbles shooting up from the D etched in the bottom of the glass. Ruby colored and semi opaque. Eventually, there is really no head left, but there is still evidence of carbonation with bubbles bursting on the top of the beer. No lacing left behind. Agitation brings back a layer of foam for a minute, but it disappears again.

Smell is of tart cherries first and definitely foremost, horse blanket, tannins, some chalkiness, oak barrel, and a hint of vanilla come in there as well. A sort of buttery scent as well.

Tart cherries up front with oaky barrel and wine. Some vanilla and buttery caramel. A bit of chalk and horse blanket. A little leafy hop bitterness on the very back end.

Full bodied and slippery. Well carbonated with a refreshing carbonation bite, and a slight acidity. An almost soda like carbonation.

The alcohol is well hidden for the abv. Overall, an interesting beer. Very much like Supplication or Red Poppy, but not quite as good. However, the zinfandel barrels (I think they are responsible) add a lighter and more refreshing element to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 06:28:43 | More by billshmeinke
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Shared with capra12. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Blue Point snifter.

A: Gentle pour yields a 1 finger semi-coarse white head with moderate retention. Beer is a rather stunning crystal clear red. Lacing is absent.

S: Wood, funk, soil, earth, and bountiful sweet cherries.

T: Cherry backbone makes this one different than a lot of other sours that are just "flavored sour". Slightly creamy, funk, wood, and a creeping tartness towards the middle that lasts until the finish. Bitters slightly and reveals a tiny hop presence just as it finishes. Finish is rather clean, leaving a slight lingering hoppiness.

M: Medium bodied, carbonated, but not too lively. Too smooth for its style and slightly grainy. Dry. Finish is clean but just a bit of an aftertaste.

D: I definitely need to revisit this one at a colder temperature (served at about 40F) to see if the body lightens and the carbonation increases. A lot of potential here but just missing the body to pull it all off.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 00:34:28 | More by SpeedwayJim
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ne0m00re

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 12 oz bottle (dated 03/31/2010) into an oversized red wine glass to capture the aroma.
A: Orange-red with brown and pink hues, it poured with a thick cream head that quickly died to a lace with constant bubbles running up it.
S: Sour cherries, brown sugar, a brett funk, oak, wine alcohol, and some chocolate.
T: Tart cherries, a sour apple backbone, bready caramel, and brett funk. It comes off like a champagne cocktail. It is kind of lackluster with a strange coffee lingering finish.
M: Sparkly and thin, again like champagne.
D: Only OK for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 04:13:57 | More by ne0m00re
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, bottled on March 31, 2010. Served in an oversized wine glass, the beer pours a reddish/copper color with a half-inch off-white cola like head that fizzled away pretty quickly. Not much lacing either. The brew smells like cherries, vinegar, and some oak and funk. It's a good, tart aroma. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of a grape skin/wine flavor that gets stronger as the beer warms. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's well carbonated and dry. Drinkability is OK, it's not hard to drink and the alcohol is well hidden. I think this is an OK brew, but I don't think it's worth $8.99 a bottle. I thought their Brabant was better.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 21:57:19 | More by bluejacket74
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Billolick

New York

3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ouncer, a splurge at $9.99 from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. Batch 4, bottled March 31, 2010. Pours nearly still, glowing reddish amber, a quickly departing medium tan head then no head nor lace. I get smoke, vinegar, and sour cherries. Quite sour wild ale, more cherries, some musty funkiness, more biting vinegar. As it warms some more fruit comes forward and the cherry notes soften up a bit. Not my favorite, very doubtful I'd go for this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 02:10:30 | More by Billolick
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle that I bought for $8 thinking it would be like Supplication or at least Sui Generis, sadly it wasn't close. It did look a lot like Sui Generis and it had a hint of real cherries in the aroma along with a bretty aroma and a hint of sour. The taste was sour and had a slight bit of cherries but to be honest this was a real let down. It just wasn't well done and I wish I had spent the extra $4 to get a bottle of Supplication instead.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 03:22:12 | More by ArrogantB
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#4 in a pretty stellar, if not unique, barrel-aged series. I still need #2 if anyone knows where I can get it.

A- A rusty, ruddy, muddy red. Backlighting this beer makes it glow with edges of orange and ruby red grapefruit. The head rose to about half a finger and fizzed out quickly. I wasnt expecting anything in the way of retention anyway.

S- Smell is a bit weak. Oak, Brett, dust, hay, sour cherries, with some faint vinegar.

T- Very, very, VERY sour and tart. This is one of, if not the most sour beers Ive had. Very tart and puckering, especially in the first sips. After that your palate will get slightly used to it. The start it on the sweeter side. Tart candy cherries and zinfandel. It breaks into a big sour punch. More cherries, only more sour and sour apple. The finish has all the Brett funky, dank hay matched with a red wine and vinegar flavor.

M- Very very dry all the way throughout, thus the finish is very clean, yet sweet and tart at the same time.

D- Once I got used to this beer it became a lot more drinkable. At first the sourness was overwhelming and I thought this beer would get cloying, but if you just sip and savor this beer you will wish it was sold in 4-packs.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 19:53:02 | More by MbpBugeye
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mdfb79

New York

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip. Bottled on 03/31/10, no. 4 in their barrel-aged series.

a - Pours a murky reddish-brown color with one finger of off white head. Light carbonation evident.

s - Smells very sour. Smells of cherries, oak, and some funk. Very enjoyable.

t - Tastes of sour cherries and a tiny bit of funk and oak. Zinfandel also comes through here.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - I really liked this wild ale. I thought the Zinfandel was more noticable in the taste than smell, but it smelled amazing. The alcohol was very well hidden too. Would love to have again.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 00:26:36 | More by mdfb79
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photomike

California

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Heyyy...review #150

Pours a beautiful, lightly hazed copper/pink/orange with a quickly formed (and, sadly, dissipating) pinkish/orange hard-bubbled head.

Smell is fantastic. Lush and krieky with strong, tart aromas of cherries and oak. Really reminds me of 3F Schaerbeekse on the nose. Ever-so-slightly solventy, but not necessarily in a bad way.

Unfortunately, Depuceleuse doesn't quite fill the big shoes of the Schaerbeekse when it comes to taste. Still quite tasty though. Lightly tart with a nice balance of cherry, red wine grape and oak flavors and quite the funky finish. I wish this was less bitter, less sweet, and more tart; there's a certain "sweaty" quality to this beer that leaves me somewhat unsatisfied.

Mouthfeel is perfect, however. Tiny-bubbled effervescence complements the "fuller-side-of-light" body. Very clean finish with just a touch of tannic astringency.

This is undoubtedly a fine beer, but not necessarily one I'd repeatedly pay 9 bucks for. Glad I bought it. Once.

EDIT: just remembered that this is damn near 10%. Truly remarkably well hidden. Stupidly drinkable for such a massive beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 03:51:33 | More by photomike
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ShadesOfGray

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bonus bottle from Douroguy...thanks dude! Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Troegs Mad Elf tulip glass. Pours a ruby red color with a small off-white head that dissapates quickly and leaves no remenants of head no lacing. Regardless the beer looks cloudy...and yummy!

Aroma is super strong, my wife has already mentioned that she smelled it from the other side of the room the moment after it was opened. Massive sour cherry notes, mild booze, and BRETT! -no surprise there. The Zinfandel aroma is definitely prominent too...I'm totally stoked to get a taste of this 4th BA series from Avery.

Wow! Awesome! Avery really stepped up with this one. A very solid wild ale. Huge sour cherry flavors, and great tart start...a sweet fruit/cherry flavor follows...and finishes like a wine, dry and boozy. Crisp, carbonated, tart and slightly funky...an awesome beer from Avery!

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 03:13:44 | More by ShadesOfGray
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a odd reddish color with good carbonation and a small white head. Nose is sour, funk, tart fruit, cherries. Taste has a great dark and sour cherry element. The wood I really did not notice that much until the end. The zin was pretty beat up by the sourness and booze. Mouthfeel was nice, tart, dry but the barrel on this was subdued I thought.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 02:07:00 | More by barleywinefiend
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chaz01

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a 4 ounce sample at a local beer tasting event, served in a champagne flute.

A: Amber color with a thin head. Many tiny bubbles rise up from the bottom of the glass.

S: Lemon, berries and a bit tart sourness in the aroma.

T: Tart cherry flavor, but mellowed out by the woody oak flavors. Not overly sourly -- very enjoyable. Lots of wine flavors come through as well.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, long tart finish.

D: Combination of wine and the tartness gives this a unique taste that would pair well with a fish or chicken meal, although the hefty price tag on a small bottle somewhat limits it's flexibility.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 05:58:13 | More by chaz01
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (bottled 3/31/10) poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a lightly hazed reddish amber with about a finger of a somewhat dense but somewhat fizzy head that lingers for about a minute and snap, crackle and pops its way down to the surface leaving a minor collar and no lacing.

S - Huge brett character up front with its trademark bitter, funky, barnyardy aroma. A fair amount of cherry fruitiness and some sour lactic aromas mix in. A somewhat artificial smelling sweetness, some alcohol, just a touch of buttery aroma and a little bit of oaky vanilla...a bit winelike overall behind the prominent brett aromas.

T - Cherry flavor is very much up front in the flavor. Lots of cherry fruitiness and some tartness. Some lactic sourness, but really not at all at the level I was expecting. I would call this only mildly sour. Brett flavors are really light too, especially considering the aroma. Was really expecting more - maybe a bit of age will help here. Overall quite dry. The barrel aging only seems to have a small effect on the flavor of the beer - I only get a light woodiness and not much wine character either...I think the fruitiness of the cherries dampens the effect of the barrels especially as zinfandels tend to be quite fruity and have cherry notes to begin with. I would definitely like to have more funk and more sour, but while I can pick these out as flaws, I find myself really liking this beer quite a bit.

M - Very light in body, almost watery in texture...enough carbonation to be called just shy of medium, but would like to have a bit more. Dry and tart...really leaves the mouth feeling dry and desperate for another sip (or maybe just some water).

D - Hmmm, I find this beer difficult to judge...I can point out several "flaws", but for some reason they don't seem to matter when it comes to an overall impression. This is quite an enjoyable wild ale, tons of fruit, some bretti goodness (more in the nose than on the tongue), tart and sour...very smooth for a beer with 9.59% alcohol...I would have never guessed it was this high. Not the best wild out there...I think some age would help it out a bit, but still enjoyable. Give it a try, or grab one and sit on it for a while to see what happens.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 01:11:37 | More by portia99
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CarbonIS

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this bottle today and was excited to taste it, so i threw it in the fridge for about 30-45 minutes to get it at just the right temperature. This batch was bottled on March 31, 2010, so I probably should have let it age a litte, but I'll go grab another bottle to do that with.

This wild ale pours deep ruby colored, with a quick dissolving head. Smell resembles other wild ales I've had, with a hint of pinot and cherries. First sip the sourness hits almost immediately, but is definitely enjoyable. A few sips in and you begin to notice the wine barrel aging in the taste, awesome!. Completely smooth, and not puckering mouthfeel (probably because it's so young). Definitely a wild ale I'd buy again!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 01:06:42 | More by CarbonIS
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WhatsNewinBooze

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Number 4 of Avery's Barrel Aged Series, this beer was pretty much the same as the their 1st release, the brabant, but with some sour cherries added to the mix.
A- This beer pours a vibrant golden ruby color with a white fizzy head that dissapates as soon as you are done pouring.
N- Very fruity aromas of sour cherries, plum, citrus and raspberry leap out of the glass.
P- The palate was not nearly as fruity as the nose would leave you to believe. In the beginning you really notice the plum and other dark fruit flavors from the Zinfandel barrels, but these flavors are cut short by the almost overpowering sour cherries, which really bite the side of your tongue all the way through to the finish. The finish is incredibly lingering.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 13:55:26 | More by WhatsNewinBooze
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emmasdad

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish-brown color, with a bit off-white head. Fairly clear in the glass, with some lacing remaining after a few minutes. Nose is full of fresh, ripe, tart cherries, funk and some winey acidity. Tastes of cherries, horse blanket and wood. A nice medium bodied sipper, with well hidden alcohol and great complexity. Finishes on a pleasant, lightly sour note. My favorite so far from the Avery barrel series.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 00:18:25 | More by emmasdad
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BoulderNate

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft @ the Avery tasting room / also via bottle (dated 3/31/10) purchase at the tasting room.

Poured into an Avery flute at the tasting room / Bourdeaux glass at home...

Nose has chard-oak notes, light tart cherries, and wild musty hay and funk notes..

Pours a reddish berry color with a nice head

Taste was lighter on the cherries than I expected, very refreshing and with pops of the oak and chard throughout with a nice tart cherry finish...

Body was very crisp and carbonated, reminiscent of champagne at times..maybe as a result of the chard notes...

Nice, enjoyable sour

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2010 19:12:35 | More by BoulderNate
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Doodler

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the release - pours a reddish amber color with a light head, which quickly disappears.. Aroma is lactic with a nice carbonation. Cherry flavors (26 pound of cherries in each barrel) with slight vinegar,funk. Subdued malts and similarly tart like Sui Generis. Offers a hint of wood Can definitely enjoy this one today, but plan to cellar a few and let develop. While young, the brett and wood are not overpowering - which is a big plus for a zin-oaked beer. A solid sour and a must try. Thanks again to Adam and his team for another fun beer!

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2010 07:05:15 | More by Doodler
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rye726

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy raspberry color with a silky tan head.

Nose has barnyard funk, oak, red wine and tart cherries.

Taste has a great sour cherry presence followed by wood, zinfandel, musty funk with sweet cherries through the finish.

Crisp body is refreshing and well carbonated, but drops off a bit in the finish.

Nice sour from Avery

Serving type: bottle

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