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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigbish (533) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
A great sour with lots of raisin, plum, and dark fruit flavors. A great beer that I could enjoy regularly

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (4043) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
Dark brownish black with a thin beige head. Lovely aroma of not-too-sharp white wine and oak barrels, along with some delightful "Belgianness" of sour raisins, rusty earthy dark toffee tones, and wine. Flavor is plenty sour, would probably be puckering if my palate wasnít used to it. By as it is, I found it playful yet assertive. Very full flavor of sour citrus, some Cabernet, some light oak tones, dark Belgian yeast tones, and some earthy sweetness following through and rounding out the sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2012
Tap at Avery. Pours dark brown with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is acetic vinegar and dark fruits of figs and cherries with light caramel malt, toast and light hops. Flavor is light malt, dark acetic fruits and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish red pour with thin to no white head, aroma brought notes of big vinous and oak characters, some slight vinegar notes with hints of dark fruits, caramel and toffee as well as some slight vanilla in there, some lemon from the lacto as well. Taste is a fairly sweet but still sour mix of red grapes, dark fruits, caramel and toffee, hints of a vinegar with some oak character, finishing fairly sour. Decent for sure.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2012
From tap at the Avery taproom. Dark mahogany with an off white head. The barrels are evident on the nose and I frankly couldnít get enough of it. Medium bodied with balsamico and tart berries, endless finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Taster at the Avery taproom. Pours a hazy dark brown with an off white head. Dark fruit, red wine, oak and light funk on the nose. Med body with lots of oak, vinous notes, lactic acid, dark fruits and some lingering acetic acid. Tart finish with dark fruits and lactic acid. Great as usual!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Tap @ Avery. Another interesting one from Avery. Dark maroon appearance with a tan head. Somewhat funky, oaky, dark fruity (plum, blackberry, raisin), caramel, toffee aroma with notes of fig and tobacco. The flavor was pretty funky, red vinous, oaky, and moderately sour with a rich caramel/toffee maltiness and a strong dark fruity element- again plums, blackberries, boysenberries, and grapes. This one reminded me quite a bit of Eremita I with the dark fruity elements. Compared to the other two, Eremita II was far and away my favorite followed by Eremita I and then this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8019) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
draft. another dartboard sour ale from avery. ester-heavy fruit and perfume nose with strong pedio and acetic acids, combined with dark malt, oak and remnant wine / sherry / port character, itís a buzzing, sharp, thick, syrupy, somewhat rough strong sour, and while itís layered and complex itís not what I would call well-designed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1163) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Dark magenta with brown tones. Nice funk, wood, with red wine and cherry on the nose. Fairly sour and puckering but well balanced and well integrated alcohol. Reminds me of the Immitis.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
On tap at Avery poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, barnyard funk, cherries and tobacco. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of toffee, cherry, tobacco, barnyard funk and light citrus with a crisp dry tart lingering funky fruity finish.


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