Muscat D'Amour | Avery Brewing Company

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Muscat D'AmourMuscat D'Amour

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.78%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by claytong on 02-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 26
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of jmarsh123
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to MinorThreat for the bottle

Pours cloudy gold with a thin white head that fades immediately. Lots of bubbles.

Aroma is good musty brett along with heavy vinous notes and some oak.

Sour lemon/barnyard funk up front. Tannic qualities and finishes with a heap of oak and lots of white wine.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Not as fizzy as the initial appearance would indicate.

Almost more like a wine than a beer. The musty brett is a bit too much for me, but still good overall.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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