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Avery Eremita I

Avery Eremita I
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
1st release in our new Tap Room Only series. Eremita I is a strong sour ale blended on 5/11/2011 from three different barrel-aged projects and ten different red wine barrels (Cabernet and Zinfandel). The oldest project has been in the barrels for over two years and the youngest is almost exactly a year old. The overall blend is around 9.5% abv, a moderate lactic acid bite with a hint of acetic acid flavor, and some mild farmhouse funk that melds well with the red wine aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
On tap at Avery. Pours with a hazed deep mahogany hue with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are big and boozy, vinous, sour, cherry, unripe plums, lots of red wine and light pepper. Flavors are a bit sweet, some bretty funk, nectarine, tropical fruit, cherry, pear, red wine, vinous. Lively bubbles. A bit of acetic. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
taster at the Avery taproom on 10/2/11. deep orange pour with a small off white head. red wine / sour nose with oak and light funk. full body with a big sour front. vinous, oak, dark fruit, cherry notes and lactic acid. tart finish with lactic acid, oak, wine and dark fruits. perfect sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12752) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of florals, mustiness, white grapes, vinous, and oak. Flavor of vinous, caramel, brett, earthy berries, and some balsamic with a dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Incredible funk-fruit-winey-woody aroma. Amber in color with nice white head. Winey-woody with a tart funk...super complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft @ taproom. Hazy burgundy. Nice cap. Vineous character is sherry-like. Nice sweet, juicy body. Maybe it’s too sweet but it’s mellow. Higher level of acetic acid than expected. Balsamic. Has a wine vinegar character that is not altogether inoffensive, but is too simple to be yummy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15797) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Muddy bronze. Accents of brett, wood and some light fruitiness on the nose. Quite sour with light fruitiness on the palate. A little bit of bitterness late. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
draft. medium acid, lightly fruity and phenolic and waxy. bit fatty across the middle with spritzy and effervescent acid and carbonation. pretty similar to most other avery sour blends: fruity, waxy, oak-heavy with moderately dirty phenols.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1811) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
On tap for the GABF Tappings at the Avery Tap Room on September 28, 2011. Dark orange pour with a slight off-white head. Tart, slightly funky aroma. Beautiful sour flavor with notes of zinfandel and lemon. Finishes clean with no evidence of alcohol. Just a touch of vanilla on the finish. A wonderful sour from Avery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Hazy amber - nose is of moderate oak and quite a bit of the wine character - lightly tart lacto and a hint of background acetic notes - round and full in the mouth - quite a bit of wine here too, a bit more of the zin than the cab - alcohol completely masked - more acidic than funky, with a bit too much acetic character for me, especially in the finish - a bit vinegary on the tail end - a decent sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1915) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Nice magenta brown-looks almost identical to Fred’s Mom, but with considerably more carbonation. Nose is a lot of barrel and wine notes with some sour cherry funk. Taste is the same. Very reminiscent of the Dépuceleuse.

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