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Opuntia - Avery Brewing Company

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Opuntia
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.83%
Wants: 46
Gots: 21 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.65% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour ale aged 9 months in Tequila Barrels with prickly pear juice added.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 01-10-2014)
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Knobs303

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-24-2014 04:37:49 | More by Knobs303
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-22-2014 02:10:14 | More by JCam9981
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-22-2014 00:32:58 | More by threedaggers
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.99/5  rDev -9.1%

From a 12 ounce bottle into an oversized wine glass.

A- quickly dissipating head, pale cream-colored... Orange-colored body with a haze. Thin lace above the body. Visible heavy carbonation.

S- Peachy and and cherry-like. Bretty, horse blanket and earthy, and a big sour aroma. Slight caramel aroma.

T- Vinegary on the taste, something vegetal that reminds me of celery or a fresh salad. There's a touch of lemon at the finish.

M- Tart and sour at the same time, at times sweet and grainy and it has a vegetal texture. There is acidity here but it won't destroy your mouth.

It's like no other beer I've had for the vegetal quality. It's not an offtaste but rather a bold turn. I enjoyed.

08-13-2014 15:02:28 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-03-2014 21:02:29 | More by Rhettroactive
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dseanv

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-27-2014 17:40:34 | More by dseanv
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Domvan

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-27-2014 17:34:23 | More by Domvan
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-20-2014 22:29:20 | More by XmnwildX12
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

07-18-2014 20:30:15 | More by drummermattie02
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MagicalBeerMan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-17-2014 15:57:12 | More by MagicalBeerMan
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jbogner

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-04-2014 02:10:16 | More by jbogner
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sammyg832

Arizona

5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-26-2014 22:02:12 | More by sammyg832
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-25-2014 00:18:51 | More by JAHMUR
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-24-2014 19:03:43 | More by ltdantheman
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kevanb

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev -10.9%

12oz bottle poured into an Avery snifter. Enjoyed on 6.10.14, reviewed from tasting journal.

The beer pours a hazy, light amber color, hues of gold and copper with a thick, frothy, white head, a nice finger or so that has good retention and yields a high amount of lace. The aroma is very fun, potent tequila barrel, chewy oak, citrus, pear, strong funkiness and a surprising amount of malt. The balance seems fine, but it's just a very unusual combination of flavors for a beer, even a wild ale. The flavors are similar, more funky up front with a stronger malt presence as well, plenty of chewy oak with lots of citrus and tropical fruits, prickly pear is easily noticeable, while the tequila barrel is quite prominent towards the end, sweet agave flavor comes out but thankfully it lacks the booziness of tequila. The mouthfeel is nice, zippy, lively and bubbly that coats well with just right amount of carbonation and an easy, soft, finish that leaves just the right amount of pucker.

Verdict: A very fun wild ale from Avery, bizarre, creative, interesting, but more importantly, successful. The flavors are balanced, complex and very peculiar. The brightness and the tropical flavors are quite enjoyable and the adjuncts and barrel treatments isn't distracting at all. Kudos to Avery for their ambition here, it paid dividends.

06-20-2014 04:09:41 | More by kevanb
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theformula

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-13-2014 21:21:20 | More by theformula
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-11-2014 15:09:27 | More by vonnegut21
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stevec32

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-11-2014 04:10:12 | More by stevec32
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-11-2014 01:45:04 | More by BGsWo22
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-10-2014 16:43:21 | More by hiphopj5
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crobinso

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-10-2014 00:19:18 | More by crobinso
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-08-2014 17:14:36 | More by carteravebrew
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-08-2014 13:12:14 | More by IndyDad
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-07-2014 23:10:08 | More by petermethot
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McNazz

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-07-2014 04:55:49 | More by McNazz
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Opuntia from Avery Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.