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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

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
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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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

05-12-2012 05:16:16 | More by StubFaceJoe
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
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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bfields4

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden body. Very effervescent. Head dissipates very quickly. Reminiscent of champagne.

Funky sour yeast aroma. Tart grape aroma. A hint of the barrel wouldn't notice if I wasn't looking maybe a figment of my imagination.

Tart grape and white wine flavors. Touch of sweet bready pale malt. Funky notes come and go.

Good complex flavors. Like the experimentation. Tasty brew, glad I tried it. Nice light flavors with a good creamy body compliment the tartness. I could really see this being a good intro sour.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 03:04:39 | More by bfields4
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-16-2012 00:51:01 | More by savagepm
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of jrallen34

A - Orange colored beer with a white head that left some minor lace on the glass.

S - Does smell a bit like wine. There's some tannic quality, grapes, apples, and a bit of wood from the barrel.

T - Oaky, with a little bit of funk. It's a bit of a heartier sour than most, with the wine and barrel influence taking away some of the lighter tartness and sourness in a wild.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

O - Not bad, but nothing I would trade for again. Not sure if it had too much time in the barrel, or the base wasn't strong enough to get overwhelmed.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 14:47:48 | More by AgentZero
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

04-13-2012 22:36:56 | More by PthPndr
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mfield14

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-12-2012 00:09:54 | More by mfield14
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Kirby


4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-02-2012 03:47:36 | More by Kirby
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WeisGuy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-31-2012 20:34:26 | More by WeisGuy
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours much like, dare I say it, Miller Light. Clear, with hints of yellow, resting in the glass a very clear yellow color. Bubbles scream from the bottom of the glass to the top, where a bubbly and thin white head dissipates very quickly.

S: I am certainly getting a ton of grapes and wine characteristics out of the aroma. Dry white wine, big oak notes from the barrel, and a real nice funky, barnyard funk, and probably some sweaty goat as Lauren Salazar from New Belgium taught me. Certainly stinky, funky, and wonderful.

T: The taste is really musty with a decent amount of sour. This really tastes more like a nice white wine than a sour beer. I really like the change of pace. Just a huge amount of grapes in every part of this beer, beginning, middle, and end. With a sour brett undertone, barnyard funk and oak. Really a game changer for me in terms of American Wild Ales because the wine is the forefront. If only it was more widely available I would recommend it as a gateway beer for wine lovers.

MF: Very light body with a very high amount of carbonation. The drinkability is ok, but the mustiness does detract from it a bit. Very dry finish, but absolutely no notes of the surprisingly high ABV.

O: Like I said, game changer. This beer is phenomenal, I just wish it was easier to find. I savored all 12 ounces I had, and you should, too.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 04:07:16 | More by russwbeck
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%
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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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

03-26-2012 01:56:01 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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denver10

Kentucky

2.98/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a golden orange with no head or lacing. A bold aroma of tart grape and apples, woody from the barrel, and a strong wine like smell too. Sweet and tart; grapes, apple and wood. A strong wine-like quality to this. Medium bodied, not much carbonation to this, some carbonation might have benefited it. Its expensive but the alcohol definitely hit me with this and one bottle was a sufficient amount to enjoy and get a nice buzz on, so I can't complain about the cost. Glad I finally got to try one of these Avery barrel aged brews but can't say my expectations for it were quite met.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 21:14:58 | More by denver10
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Jason! Bottle into tulip.

A - Pours a rusty burnt orange color, white frothy head, spotty lace, wisps on top.

S - Fruity must, toasted oak, sour grapes, tannins similar to a wine.

T - Similar to the nose, more vinous qualities. Oak, sour fruity notes, grapes, light barnyard funk.

M - Medium body, light carbonation, dry finish.

O - I was hoping for a bit more here, and it's actually a bit of a messy beer. It's not terrible or anything, I drank my pour, I just wouldn't go crazy searching this one out.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 15:35:09 | More by Sean9689
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-17-2012 22:08:38 | More by quirkzoo
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle for $10.99 (ouch). I've been game to try one of these Avery barrel aged beers ever since I liked Sui Generis so much. Bright yellow color, hazy. Smell is a little stinky, grapes, wine, and booze, ehhh. The taste was nice, chardonnay, grapes, wine, slight booze, barrel, brett, a nice melange of flavors that in my opinion did not quite match the smell which was good. Overall I thought this was a good beer but my only complaint about the Avery barrel aged sours is why can't they make one that is low ABV? I think they are all 8% and up.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 03:24:56 | More by ArrogantB
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EricCioe

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-11-2012 07:07:05 | More by EricCioe
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle dated 1/26/2012 to Duvel tulip the beer is a slightly hazy though translucent golden yellow straw color with gilded edges in the light. A small 1/4 finger white head, though not much carbonation. No retention or lacing. The nose is nice, mix of sour tartness with noticeable elements of chardonnay and grapes. Hints of brett and earthy hops. The nose is a bit subdued, the flavor is not. Powerful and full. Starts with a distinct tart apple fruitiness that quickly turns to a mild sour flavor with hints of grape and vinegar and brett. The middle provides a more pronounced grape flavor as the earthy hops develop. The beer finishes with a chardonnay flavor, crisp, and clean. It is extremely complex yet easy to drink. Refreshing. Absolutely no hint of alcohol. Overall, this is great. I wish I had access to more to cellar.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 20:08:25 | More by hopfacebrew
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SiflandOlly

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-27-2012 23:07:15 | More by SiflandOlly
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chefmikeanderson

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : nice clear golden like a deeper chardonnay color or Muscat juice. nice noticable carbonation

S: a nice sweet white /green fruit backround with a shot of funky brett letting you know its in there.

T:This one is way more beer like compared to the sauvage. tastes is like a fruit brett saison with the barnyard depth with must and nice residual sweetness left from the fruit

M: a little thick for me maybe a little low on carbonation to help everything shine

O: Another really nice blend of the beer and wine world. very food friendly but easily drinkable by yourself.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 04:50:26 | More by chefmikeanderson
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waltonc

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden straw color with ample white head. On the nose, there is a definite Chardonnay and muscat grape quality. This is the most Chardonnay I've ever found in a beer. Light Brett notes add a nice earthy quality. Taste follows the nose - with tart apple, muscat grape, and Chardonnay, among other qualities. Really clean, refreshing flavor. This blurs the lines between wine an beer a much as any beer I've had. Medium bodied with bright, sparkling carbonation. Overall, I'm a big fan. One of the better Avery barrel-aged brews I've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 04:24:49 | More by waltonc
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-15-2012 21:56:30 | More by kiki3drt292
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jwmarcum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-15-2012 18:45:34 | More by jwmarcum
Muscat D'Amour from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.