Opuntia - Avery Brewing Company
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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
4.63/5 rDev +5.5%
Reviewing Opuntia, a sour ale aged in first-use small-batch tequila barrels with prickly pears for 9 months from Avery Brewing Company out of Boulder, Colorado.
Bottle is dated 02/19/14. Served in an Upland snifter and enjoyed on 06/11/14.
Appearance: Pours a translucent orange-amber color with a thin layer of head that settles to a ring around the glass. Poor lacing, below average retention. 3.75/5
Smell: Sour pears, lime, grape and agave/tequila! I hate tequila, yet I love this nose! Light oakiness and apple. 4.75/5
Taste: Sour pear, lime and green apple with a sugary sweetness and light tropical fruitiness. Faint agave/tequila (particularly relative to the nose). A touch of oak in the finish with the sugary fruit. Lasting sour pear flavor. So delicious. 4.75/5
Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. Nice acidity with a good sourness without being super intense or overly dry and bracingly tart. 4.5/5
Overall: If you like pears and limes, then you must seek this delectable sour out.
Cost: $12 for a 12 oz bottle.
03-18-2014 05:57:12 | More by jegross2
Opuntia from Avery Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.