Muscat D'Amour | Avery Brewing Company

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115 Ratings
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Muscat D'AmourMuscat D'Amour
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.78%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by claytong on 02-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
34
For Trade:
1
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was expecting to not like this as much as the others in the series, boy was I wrong. They hit it again so well on the nose. Not overly sugar, I'm really curious how this will age too. Appearance is pretty clear with a white grape color and a somewhat fizzly head that does linger. Smell and taste is a lot of white grapes with sugar and a minor tinge of funk, but very well rounded. Not a bit cloying, thick and smooth, lovely.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Goose Island wine glass. Vintage 2012.

Appearance- Clear gold with no head or lacing. Looks like a sparkling wine.

Smell-Gueze-like funk, lemon, some white grape, lots of oaky buttery barrel characteristics. Very guezey and buttery. No booze hints at all.

Taste-Oh my. Buttery grapes, lemon, oak, peaches. Almost Sauternes-like but with some real tartness.

Mouthfeel- Well carbonated, tart then sweet, Light heat, very effervescent, Medium body.

Overall- Real nice and different for a barrel aged wild. Looking forward to trying more Avery sours.

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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Muscat D'Amour from Avery Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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