Expletus

Colorado
United States
Avery Expletus Sour barrel-aged beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

Ale aged in tequila barrels with cherries added.

Profile

ABV: 
5.9%
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

This beer starts out with a sour, caramel-glazed apple tart aroma, then evolves into a caramelized wafer candy with dried Montmorency cherries with a low, floral, barrel character. The beer is clear with a ruby-amber glow and a low, ivory-colored head. Flavors start as warm tart apple galette, with a finish of tart green apples and fresh, ripe cherry, vanilla-spiced cobbler. The mouthwatering flavors linger and evolve over time. A mouth-coating body with a tingling acidity brightens up the mouthfeel as it crosses the palate. This is a fantastic sipping beer -- both complex and challenging. Perfect for cutting heavier foods or enjoying on its own.