Oud Floris - Avery Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev -1.2%
Thanks to GRG1313 for gifting me this one.
Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, and tart with grain, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet and sour grain and fruit vinaigrette flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite tasty and easy to drink.
05-16-2013 05:57:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.68/5 rDev -13.2%
A nearly mahogany color to it with an off-white head that is poorly retained. Intense sweetness on the nose of red grapes, plums, prunes, vanilla, and chocolate. A weird combination, I must say. Only a hint of tartness in the background. Flavor shows off the wood flavors as well as the vanilla. A touch of chocolate on the finish with the intense fruit (grape and red wine) flavors in the foreground. Lightly acidic with a touch of lactic tartness, but not enough to cut through the sweetness.
08-04-2012 20:49:48 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev -5.7%
Bottle shared by Kevin (DividedAvery). Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A - Very dark brown-red body, topped by a thick collar, wisps on top, and some splotchy lace.
S - Definitely maltier than Odio Equum; this is more in the Flanders vein of things. A bit of chocolate and fruit sweetness, with lactic sourness, cherry vinegar, and plenty of wet oak. Now that I see that there was a rum barrel component I'm not terribly surprised.
T - Less oak-heavy, with light chocolate and brown malts, and more overt lactic sourness. There's some fruity raspberry and cherry notes that are verging towards vinegar but aren't overly acetic. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden here.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, well-hidden alcohol, and a moderate-to-high acidity level.
D - Good stuff, although not quite as enjoyable as Odio Equum. Still, I'd happily drink another bottle of this or order a glass if it showed up somewhere on-tap. After some early missteps these Avery sours are getting quite consistent.
11-30-2012 17:21:45 | More by MasterSki
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
4/5 rDev -5.7%
Thanks to Errl for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and sour cherries, with some nice red wine notes thrown in for good measure. The flavor is extremely sour with a lot of sour cherries and sour red wine character. I also get some oak and a hint of rum. There is also a light amount of sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice sour.
11-12-2012 02:29:42 | More by Mora2000
3.4/5 rDev -19.8%
The color is nice in the Leffe globe-- a coppery brown with golden highlights. A slight spritz at first pour but little head. Near flat after a few minutes in the glass. Interesting winey and vinegary aroma.
This brew is on the acidic side of this style. Some body to it from the residual malt, but sweetness is pretty well submerged in the acidity. A hint of apples and dry, bitter cider. To say it tastes like cherries would be stretching the imagination, but there is a little sour fruit. Woody. The four different barrels is a little over the top, and the confusion of flavors fighting through the sourness are not very enlightening. The alcohol seems to intensify the sharp flavors. Quite a bitter finish, though not from hops, apparently.
This 12 oz bottle says it was bottled June 14 2012. An interesting effort, and I will keep tasting these things to learn more about the spectrum. Bought at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.
09-10-2012 06:19:04 | More by mactrail
3.95/5 rDev -6.8%
12 ouncer bottled on June 14, 2012.
Allowed to warm up quite a bit, this one pours dark brown amber, dark tan head, departing quickly and leaving a fine film and strands of lace and a thin collar.
The nose is of red wine, vinagar, chocolate, raspberries, then earthy and musty to top things off, all sorts of stuff going on.
Quite tart, with more sharp vinagar, musty, ripe biting fruit, complex and overflowing with flavor and character. This is badass sour, that will not to everybodies liking. However the sour lovers amoung us will be pleased.
Likely could use some more time in the bottle...oh well...
It's a must to let this warm up, the first colder sip was kinda shocking, then the later sips, more enjoyable.
11-28-2012 00:45:54 | More by Billolick
4.13/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a semi viscous, hazy reddish-amber color with a small quickly dissipating white head that leaves some spotty lacing; very wine-like here
Aromas begins with an abundance of fruit, highlighted by cherries, pomegranate and raspberry. As it warms it gets more complex with emerging oak tannins, vanilla and vinegar. There is a distinct sweet booziness that could either be the wine, rum or bourbon barrel, but it's hard to tell for sure.
The flavors are just as big and bold as the aromas. There is some intial brown sugary malt sweetness but then you get a ton of sour vinous qualities including sweet red fruity berries, red and white wine grapes complemented by a gentle funkiness. The drying vinious oak tannic flavors appear more in the finish as well as the rum and/or bourbon barrel vanilla imparted flavors.
The mouthfeel was medium to heavy bodied with medium to low carbonation. Finish is quite sour and drying with an emerging barrel booziness which is not unpleasant and no more biting than a red wine.
Overall I enjoyed this one a great deal, maybe my favorite so far of the series that I have been fortunate enough to sample. I think this one is still a bit green and could use some time for the complex and intense flavors to mesh and become a more drinkable beer because right now it's a bit of a sipper and rough around the edges.
11-29-2012 18:46:22 | More by claspada
Oud Floris from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.