Oud Floris - Avery Brewing Company
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4.98/5 rDev +17.5%
Bottled June 14, 2012.
This is the most delicious beer I've had in a long time. The Cab Barrels really shine through on the nose. Vinegary, sour w/ a strong cherry character. Tastes just like it smells, delicate at first then the sourness hits you and finishes smooth with the sour cherry coming through at the end. A delicious sour beer. I just wish it wasn't so darn expensive...well worth the treat though. I had it with a bit of chocolate...they went very well together.
07-27-2013 01:24:28 | More by bergdj
4.94/5 rDev +16.5%
Aged for approximately a year.
Appearance-It is a reddish/brown in color with very little head. It has a nice reddish tint throughout, perhaps some to do with the raspberries.
Smell-It has a very subtle scent of the raspberries and wine.
Taste-It is immediately complex. The sourness is the first to hit the palate, followed by the wine notes. This is then rounded out by the raspberries. It is just absolutely fantastic!
Mouthfeel-It is very smooth and the sourness puckers the mouth immediately.
Overall-Amazing! The best sour I have ever had!
07-20-2013 02:48:20 | More by SuzieCreamCheese
4.65/5 rDev +9.7%
A- Pours a dark brown color with a slight tint of dark red or purple. Had a thin head that was tan that quickly settled down.
S: Can really smell the red wine and some sour fruit. Can detect a slight hint of booze scent too.
T: Lots of wine at the beginning very delicious. Can taste a little bit of wood and has a very tart finish. The warmer it got the more apparent the fruit taste was.
M: Quite a bit of carbonation, great feel overall.
O:A very delicious beer. Had a great blend of barrels that combine for a very unique flavor.
10-02-2012 01:14:08 | More by dhbiker0889
4.58/5 rDev +8%
this is about as close to perfect as a beer can get. its so so so good. pours a rich coppery cherry color with a one inch off white head. it smells amazxingly complex. sweet from the rum aging right away, tart as anything from the brett in here, and a rich smokey whiskey smell at the end, with everything from dark dried fruit to vanilla to acidic white wine vibes, the nose has it all. the flavor is straight up sour, its piquant and puckey and delicious. lots of fruit and acid from the wine barrells, warming alcohol, oak, this beer really has it all, in one of the most complex packages ive ever experienced. i cant even quite place everything im tasting. this is the best beer avery has made that ive tried, its beyond exceptional. the feel is dry as hell from all the sour, but there is a sugary feel too, and lots and lots of booze. the combinations of different barrels this was aged in have made it entirely unique, and the sour in this beer is as intense as any russian river beer out there. i might have a new favorite beer in this one, its got all of those things and yet still some chocolatey malt because after all there is still a brown ale buried under here somewhere. this is epic and totally worth the price tag!
09-20-2012 20:46:56 | More by StonedTrippin
4.53/5 rDev +6.8%
Very average looking soapy head. Rises slow and falls faster. Cream looking. Brew is dark brown/purple/red.
Heavy barrel, the bourbon and rum stand out. Lots of vanilla. Heavy grape and sourness funk!
Lots of sour grape flavors. I'm not getting much thinkness, bourbon, or rum. Nice thin refreshing body with great tartness. Creamy after taste is gentile on the palate and removes pucker factor. As the brew warms, a lot of brown sugary roastyness steps forward. A bit dry from the Chardonnay, but it only detracts a little.
What Oud Floris lacks in appearance it makes up for in scent and flavor. Highly recommended, Avery did it again.
06-24-2012 23:20:52 | More by chugalug06
4.5/5 rDev +6.1%
Love this style and with barrel-aging was anxious to see how it blended. This beer did not disappoint!
Poured a dark brown from the bottle with a tan head, pretty good lacing and retention for BA. The smell was filled with lots of character, nice tartness of fruit to it with scents of vanilla, caramel and tart cherries and dark fruit to it with the bourbon and oak blending in. The taste was simply amazing. A classic Oud Bruin base pretty mouth puckering but great body and character from all the barrel aging that brought so much more flavor to the table. The bourbon mixed nicely with the malt bill in the brown, the Cabernet & Chardonnay tannin blended well to balance the tartness, and coupled with the aroma just sent this sour brown to the top of my list for this style. Rich, medium bodied beer, even being mouth puckering it was extremely drinkable!
Simply amazing beer. Like others have mentioned this is better than La Folie. Great job Avery, hope you brew one like it again.
07-26-2012 22:33:24 | More by Prospero
Oud Floris from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.