Friday, May 7, 2010
Avery's Depuceleuse a Huge Hit at the Srong Beer tasting!
An awesomely notable stand-out in the "Strong Beer Night" Tuesday Tasting (hosted by Brandon of American Beer) was the fourth beer in Avery's Barrel Aged Beer Series: The Depuceleuse.
It is a limited release 100% Brettanomyces fermented beer brewed with cherries sent to mature in zinfandel wine barrels in the barrel-aging cellars of Avery (Boulder, Colorado). After being laid to rest for a year, Avery Brewing Company deemed it worthy and bottled it on March 31, 2010. The resulting beer was DEFINITELY worth the wait.
To quote Avery's press release, "...Depuceleuse is a forceful departure from the mindset of traditional beer style and features a harmony of intriguing flavors. Seductive to the core, she lies patiently in the bottle awaiting the day to deflower virgins of the funky flavors of brettanomyces!"
While there are not enough good words to do this beer justice, too many words would demote the experience. One just had to be there. If you have a chance to try this beer it is highly highly recommended! Jimmy's No. 43 blog team gives this beer three thumbs up! Thank you Avery. Thank. You.