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Muscat D'Amour - Avery Brewing Company

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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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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of gford217
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright hazy golden yellow with a small short-lived white head.

Aroma is very wine-like with lots of Chardonnay notes but with a sweet fruity character from the muscats. Almost smells like a dessert wine with a bit of earthy funk thrown in.

Taste also reminds me of a sparkling dessert wine - plenty of white grapes and light sugary fruits. The Brett is hardly noticeable with only hints of dry earthy notes in the finish, but it's the lightly tart fruitiness that dominates.

Mouthfeel is spritzy, with strong carbonation, which really hides the alcohol well. Never would have guessed such a high ABV.

Another really good beer from the barrel series for Avery, a tart/sweet drinkable brew.

gford217, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of rbrefbeerman
3.75/5  rDev -6%

rbrefbeerman, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of WynnO
4/5  rDev +0.3%

WynnO, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of tdjb
4/5  rDev +0.3%

tdjb, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

BeerHunter76, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

kjkinsey, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

carteravebrew, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

ucsbmullet, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of AndrewK
3.75/5  rDev -6%

AndrewK, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.75/5  rDev +19%

PEIhop, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of TenHornsProud
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow/pale oragne with a small white head that fades quickly.

Smells of white wine, almost pino with oak and alcohol.

Taste is white-wine grape up front that goes into a slightly malty, highly carbonated middle, before ending on muscat grape note with hints of pear and sourness.

Medium body with lower carbonation works well enough. Alcohol is too present as it stands.

While I do enjoy the flavors, I find this to be too much like a white wine and not enough like a beer. Some age could also help bring things together.

TenHornsProud, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev +0.3%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Pencible, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of iKrystin
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

iKrystin, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

goblue3509, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Kmccabe33
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Kmccabe33, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

vfgccp, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

klipper, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of StoneTSR
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Looked like champagne when first poured. It's crisp, clean and very light with bubbles all over. Lacing was non existent and not much head.

SMELL: Plenty of grape aromas with a pleasant hint of green apple. Oddly, there was also a bit of what smelled like slightly overcooked pork.

TASTE: Starts out a bit metallic and not terribly sour, but the wild yeast kicks in the middle of the sip and provides a more tart, apple flavor towards the end.

MOUTHFEEL: Effervescent is the best word for this beer. Bright, lively and full of sparkle. It is nice and dry as well.

OVERALL: This was a very pleasant beer overall. It really tasted like a sour, bubbly chardonnay.

StoneTSR, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

ygtbsm94, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

DSlim71, Jun 02, 2012
Muscat D'Amour from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.