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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

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 36
Gots: 37 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-18-2012 22:57:04 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 03:24:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-27-2014 02:11:32 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 18:59:01 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-04-2012 13:49:59 | More by nmann08
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womencantsail

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 17:59:13 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-03-2012 17:31:00 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-18-2012 16:26:53 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-18-2012 01:23:00 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-13-2013 21:17:05 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

11-26-2013 02:40:17 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-02-2013 17:26:31 | More by JAHMUR
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MasterSki

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 05:14:00 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 17:23:47 | More by drabmuh
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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...

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 03:36:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-13-2014 08:23:06 | More by zestar
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-13-2012 03:21:09 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-02-2012 02:49:39 | More by MarkyMOD
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-07-2012 05:01:49 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-23-2014 01:40:50 | More by Gonzoillini
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-09-2013 16:32:25 | More by Mebuzzard
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-04-2014 04:15:47 | More by afsdan
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19%

06-25-2012 23:09:44 | More by PEIhop
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-13-2013 14:24:35 | More by drummermattie02
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice looking beer; like a chardonnay with a small white head. Creamy, slippery lacing. The head dissipates to a thin band fairly quickly. Musty, somewhat funky brett aroma, definitely wine-like and vinous, moderately sweet honeyed malt note.

Complex and tasty. There’s the musty brett and a very winey, chardonnay, tannic flavor. Some sweetness and a tart, very lightly puckering sour aspect. Low but persistent bitterness. Semi dry finish with lingering white grape and oak.

Medium-light bodied with just the right amount of carbonation to give it a fairly crisp feel. Would do nicely paired with just about any food you’d serve with a semi-dry white wine.

Overall a very nice, complex and thought-provoking brew. Blurs the lines a bit between beer and wine.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 01:47:11 | More by tobelerone
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Muscat D'Amour from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.