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Avery Eremita III
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This third iteration of Eremita is strong and dark with rich malt complexity, an earthy yeast profile, and mouth-puckering sour bite. A sultry blend from twelve Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, Eremita III is comprised of ales from five different creations in the Avery Barrel Aging Cellar. Ranging from a blonde saison to a black saison to a strong Belgian amber ale, they spent between 9 months to over 3 years in their respective barrels. Eremita III is a sour ale without the training wheels.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
Taster poured at Avery taproom for GABF. Pours a dark brown, Little head, remains around the outside of rim. Nice sour taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Tap at Avery. Pours a dark, murky red brown with very fine khaki head. Great retention, especially for the style, some thin lacing. Aroma is tart, lactic, oaky, strong vinous, and cherry. Flavor is tart/acidic, oaky, vinous, mild stone fruit, with a tart, mildly oaky aftertaste. Looks darker than it tastes. Becomes fruitier as it warms. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and a dry finish. A tasty, fruity sour ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Special tapping at Avery's for GABF 2013. A very dark pour, dark cream head. Almost red in color. A very sour beer, aged for 3 years. Not very boozy, only 9.5% abv. Dark in color only, very flavorful sour. A fruity taste. Overall a great sour, but very strong if your not used to it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1959) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
6oz snifter poured on tap at the brewery. A: Amber/Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Dark Cherries, Raisins, Pears T: Dark Cherries, Red Plums, Pears M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sour Overall, a pretty solid red sour ale without being burn out sour.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (1979) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
On draft at Avery. Very sour, winey, and complex. Red wine, grains, and port. Made from a blend of 5 ales aged in Cabernet barrels. Sourheads will probably love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
(Draught) Pours a slightly reddish brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cabernet, cherry, brett, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of cherry, caramel, pedio, cabernet, some citrus, and wild berries with a dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Tap at 3rd Annual Boulder SourFest (06-02-2012). Tasted this side-by-side with I and II. Poured a dark brown with a small off-white head. Smell is muscat, oak, tannin, light funk, toffee, and cherries. Taste is sour grape, light funk, wood, with a lingering sour and dry finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Really sour beer and although very different from Eremita II, a tie overall in the series. Mouth-puckering deliciousness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3303) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy dark brown with thin, fizzy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is figs, black cherries, leather, caramel malt, earthy hops, and oak. Flavor is heavy sour fruit with supporting sweet malt and faint hops; red wine notes throughout with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and carbonation with medium/high warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (500) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2012
On tap at Avery. Cloudy and brown with a thin head. Smells like a barrel room at a winery. Medium to full bodied with a real nice palate even with the significant sourness. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Nice tart punch with sweet taste. Very carbonated and pleasant mouthfeel. Pours a ruby amber hue with little head. Delicious.


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