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Avery Eremita III

Avery Eremita III
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13404) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12188) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10490) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9146) - 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, it’s a buzzing, sharp, thick, syrupy, somewhat rough strong sour, and while it’s layered and complex it’s not what I would call well-designed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7472) - 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 wasn’t 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5140) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3745) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2952) - 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.

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