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Muscat D'Amour - Avery Brewing Company

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Muscat D'AmourMuscat D'Amour

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BA SCORE
89
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 35
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.78% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: claytong on 02-14-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky yellow with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour and tart fruit, funk, wood, and wine. Taste is the same with a white wine flavor on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good sour with some nice aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6%

djrn2, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
2.73/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of fortsambo. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a light golden color with a thin white head and a bit of lacing. The nose has some white grapes along with some chardonnay and a bit of oak. Mild earthiness. Flavor is a bit sour and tart with chardonnay dryness and some oak through the finish. Light tannins and a hint of alcohol. Light acidity. Interesting, but not quite integrated.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

zestar, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

nmann08, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Texasfan549, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

kjkinsey, Jul 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly clouded golden color with a white head. Very strong grape character to this. Lots of sweet muscat grapes but a very pronounced chardonnay character as well. Slight brettanomyces funk with maybe a touch of medicine. The flavor is also heavy on the grape and white wine character with moderate lactic tartness. Lots of wood and mild to moderate funkiness. Not bad, but no Cuvee de Castleton, either.

womencantsail, Jul 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

ygtbsm94, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

JAHMUR, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for sharing this rarity. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Finger of white foam settles to a thin collar, wispy partial cap, and minimal lacing. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - It's got that standard musky funk and malt sweetness that I've come to associate with Avery wild ales. Some tropical brett claussenii flavors, along with fairly intense barrel oak and vinous flavors.

T - Taste is pretty similar, with vinous grapes, sweet malts, tropical fruits, and sweaty funk. Surprisingly sweet, with only modest acidity. The Muscat grapes are fairly present and combined with the sweet flavors there's a desert wine kind of vibe to this. Alcohol is well-hidden.

M - Smooth texture, medium body, dry and moderately tannic finish, hint of warming alcohol, moderate carbonation level. Solid, but unexceptional here.

D - I liked this one. It's not the best beer in this series, but it's definitely in the upper third somewhere. I'd drink it again, and perhaps drink it a bit slower to tease out flavor subtleties as it warms up.

MasterSki, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not my favorite of the avery barrel series, lots of white grape to this and very little sourness or wild yeast character in nose or taste. hazy blonde beer with not much head and a lot of sweetness to the flavor. mostly wheat malt from what i gather, a well hidden abv strength and lots of bright oak character, a touch of lemon bar type dessert, and that summery grain. a little boring really though, whats most interesting about this beer has likely faded in the time since its release. sweetness from the grape carries all the way though to the finish, and whats missing for me is the interesting or wild yeast that is claimed on the bottle. a cook drink, but a one and done for me, would have loved to try it fresh but it has to be past its prime now, or maybe not to it yet...

StonedTrippin, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of drabmuh
3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another grape sour from Avery, served along side all of the other sours from Avery. This one is like mixing a sour beer with white wine, it ends up...odd.

Beer is amber / yellow with almost no head retention, some white bubbles.

Aroma is grapes, grape juice, sour, lactic.

Beer is light in body and really dry on the finish, the overall sense of the beer is bone dry, almost harsh. I don't hate it but there is an aftertaste that is really unpleasant. Not a repeat.

drabmuh, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

MarkyMOD, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

imperialking, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

drewone, May 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

wrightst, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Gonzoillini, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Mebuzzard, Jul 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

PEIhop, Jun 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

ShanePB, Dec 17, 2013
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Muscat D'Amour from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.