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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 13 - Odio Equum

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Ale Brewed with Red Raspberries and aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6180) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
bottle, shared with derek. cranberry amber with caramel hues. acidic, red wine, berries, touch of rubbing alcohol. seems way more powerful than 7%. Strong sourness, very tart, enamel eater, quite acidic. solid

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2207) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Beer #1 of my beer advent calendar. I want to thank my wife for the idea/funds and AndyReynolds and DrSilverworm for picking out the beers. Each day I get one beer with no prior knowledge of what it is other than Iíve never rated it before. Interesting that I start off on a sour note, badoom pish, especially when Andy knows firsthand that sours are not my thing. 12oz bottle into a snifter - pours clear ruby red with tan head and no lacing. Nose is clearly sour, raspberries, and slight musk. First sip makes my face contort like in that scene in Total Recall where Arny removes the tracking device from his nose. Second sip is more serious: wine notes for sure (wood/vinous). Still sour as hell, but I was expecting the raspberries and wine presence to sweeten it a little. Makes my nose sweat just like when I eat too much sour candy when I see Lucy in the Sky... Abrupt finish. Really curious as to what the next 23 will be.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to b3shine for tapping me off to a special sour event at Dutchís in Cincinnati. Getting a shot to try this for about the same cost as a bottle before later picking one up was a nice opportunity. I will definitely look forward to cracking it open with some other sour fans along with a few other Avery releases.

Aroma / Appearance - The rich brown base is the color of mahogany with icy muddy legs. Vinegar, raspberries, Cabernet, and a boozy base meld into the aroma of a soured bottle of wine.

Flavor / Palate - Tart red raspberries scour the tongue. Next a strong blast of vinegary red wine tickles the throat. Very drinkable without being too intense this mixes sweet and sour effectively. Iíve only tried a few of these but this one might be the best to date. I may have to start paying more attention to the series.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (567) - - OCT 27, 2013
From a bottle. Aggressively sour, with a healthy dose of funk. The sweetness is balanced. Raspberry flavor is good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear ruby color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sour fruit and tannic wood aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2239) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
A: Reddish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, No Head, No Lacing S: Red Wine, Raspberries T: Red Plum, Bitter Cherry, Red Wine M: Poor Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Tart Overall, nice bitter and red wine flavor, good barrel taste with it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
justforrazors (27) - - OCT 1, 2013
Poured into HF wine glass at 45 degrees. A- Pours a ruby verging on brown that looks brilliantly clear with a brown to off-white half inch head that very quickly fades to a ring around the outside of the glass. Minimal retention and lacing. S- Starts off with a big acetic blast that took me aback, but underneath there is a really nice jammy raspberry that makes me look forward to taking a sip much more than the initial vinegar shock. A very small tobacco/cedar note, maybe the barrel coming through? There doesnít seem to be a ton of barnyard, maybe a little mustyness on the back end. As it warms the vinegar dies down and the raspberry really comes out to play. T- Wow- much better than I was expecting by the first shock of acetic on the nose. This has an amazing raspberry and cherry flavor that really blew me away, followed by a fairly weak acidity on the back end. Not overly complex, but very good. M- Very dry. Up front, the high, prickly carbonation is evident in your mouth, followed by a huge blast of cottonmouth. Iím left wanting some water in between sips, in addition to moistening my gum line with my tongue. Not the driest, but definitely a thirst quencher. The bad news is the high carbonation up front doesnít lend itself to drinking fast. O- Meh. I was really impressed with the beautiful color (especially when you hold it up to light), smell, and taste, but the dry and thin nature of the beer didnít leave me super excited to take another sip. It definitely loses some points on the drinkability aspect. Glad I got to try it, but not something I would actively seek out again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6937) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to chuckaduck! Mostly hazy dark red color. Thin sort of grey / khaki bubbly head. Head fades to minimal. No lace really sticks. Awesome, big puckering sour taste. Very nice big raspberry, with a lightly spicy tart raspberry kick in the finish. Bigger body. Sort of lightly sticky in the finish, with a long tart raspberry and lightly spicy woody finish. Hint of chocolate. Some cab sauv type grape. Very enjoyable, aggressive, lightly spicy (in a raspberry way) sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Juicy flavorful raspberry jam and shart lacic yogurt tartness accompanied by nice oaky vinous notes that add a lot to this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours a dark amber color with a fizzy off white head from a 12 ounce bottle. Aroma is very oak/wine/sour with some malt and caramel, very complex. Flavor is very sour but very smooth with some wine and oak. Finish is astringent but awesome. Mouth feel is dry and sour and carbonation is average. Overall this is a delicious beer.


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