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Opuntia - Avery Brewing Company

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 56
Gots: 26 | FT: 4
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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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Had this at Hamilton's along with other Avery sours. This one blew me away. I don't normally think tequila barrels and sour work well together but this one is executed really well. Excellent complements with the prickly pear almost tropical. Just a pleasure to drink start to finish. Even has some lactic finish in the mouthfeel which I really dig in a sour. Would buy a case of this in a heartbeat if I could find it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange body. Small white head. Medium collar.

Smell - A very interesting fruit aroma. I don't smell much prickly pear on a daily basis, but it smells like it's in the cactus family. Faint tequila aroma.

Taste - Lots of fruit. Like the smell. A fruit cactus flavor. A vegetal flavor that isn't unpleasant. Seems to fit. Citrusy. Pleasant sourness.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and medium body.

Overall - I didn't expect to like this. The tequila is present and not unpleasant, which is quite a surprise.

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Opuntia from Avery Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.