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Rufus Corvus - Avery Brewing Company

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364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 38
Gots: 88 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.83% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rhettroactive on 04-25-2014

85% aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, 9% aged in Chardonnay barrels, 6% aged in Zinfandel barrels
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Ratings: 364 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T_Hass
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trio2shine
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbwimer
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clay23
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avschmitt
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Petegrieco
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pencible
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured a cloudy garnet with a bit of light tan head.
S: It smelled like tart apple cider vinegar and funky oak, with some red grapes and brown sugar.
T: It tasted like tannic red wine and tart apple cider vinegar and funky oak. It had a clean lasting bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Nice bubbly body.
D: This was a great sour, with beautifully complex and balanced scent and taste. The body was fitting, although it had a strong aftertaste, so it must be sipped. Age may help, but it doesn't need it. Great brew.

Photo of ajs4bd
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with a murky complexion. A fingernail of beige foam covers half of the top. I definitely pick up the aromas of Cabernet and Chardonnay. The flavor is sour with Brett but is nicely balanced with the wine barrel aging. I definitely taste Zinfandel and Chardonnay. The mouth is highly carbonated and crisp.

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big fluffy head builds up for a little bit before settling to a small covering. The body is a deep dark brown with red highlights.

The aroma is full of wine barrel. Tart red fruits like cherries. Slight vinegar, plum, and caramel.

Red wine, wood, cherry, raspberry. Tartness permeates throughout and gets the juices in the mouth flowing. Light and bubbly on the tongue.

Comes off like a Flanders style sour. Really well done.

Photo of Jon4than
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvillefan
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is as close to Supplication as you can get. Great beer.

Photo of st9647v3
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mertzhb15
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sillyhed8
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Mborba00
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hopsonboard
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ari32
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of noproduction
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of dheldman
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Rufus Corvus from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.