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Rufus Corvus - Avery Brewing Company

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.78%
Wants: 12
Gots: 48 | FT: 12
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rhettroactive on 04-25-2014)
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a dark crimson color. A few brisk swirls of the glass agitate Rufus Corvus and force it to swell up. The head is a thin, tan foam coat. Ribbons of light lace. Body is mostly clear.

S-Sour aroma first followed by a noticeable maltiness. Very reminiscent of a Flanders Red/Bruin. Tartness backed by caramel. Wine-soaked oak and underripe berries and cherries. Vanilla. Malt vinegar. The Zin and Cab barrels offer nuances specific to their vinefication.

T-Sour and acidic immediately. The malty area of this brew is just as easy to pick up as is in the aroma. Tart cherry and raspberry. Vanilla infused with sour, powdered candy. Malt vinegar. Old, vintage Cab and Zin where the oak has been impressively integrated. The Chard barrels even seem to make a mark in the finish; Rufus Corvus finishes like a tart, young white wine.

M-Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Tannic. Lasting pucker effect. Tartness sticks to my lips. Very easy to drink and think about but I want this to warm up and change.

O-Avery makes these expensive, 12 oz. gems that I think are consistently worth the money if you feel like treating yourself. I think they make better Wild Ales than many other breweries whose boast a much more heralded, rarer and harder to come by reputation. Avery, keep it going, you've got my $12-$18 per 12 oz. any time.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 23:16:08 | More by VelvetExtract
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Pours to a deep mahogany amber body. Head is a fuzzy quick fading inch and a half of quick fading foam. Only a skim around the edges of the glass remains after only about 2 minutes. Seems rather low carbonation so far.

Nose is that nice dusty tartness feel. Dried sour cherries and maybe even a hint of rhubarb pie that is done more on the dry side. The sourness in the smell really sticks to the walls of the oak nicely.

Flavor profile follows the same path as the nose relatively closely. Very tart and slightly vinegary. Solid and dry and long on the palate is the sourness of this beer. Tannins play very well on the finish and the mouthfeel, probably from the cabernet barrels. The only thing missing here for me is just a bit more carbonation to really help carry the flavors just a little more complexly. Super beer overall though.

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Bottle snagged at Mr. B’s on my trip to Denver. Apr. 7, 2014 bottle poured on July 25, 2014 as the first beer in a 3 beer BA sour ale tasting for myself to celebrate the last day of my 20s. Pours dark brownish red with very little light showing through and a small quickly fizzing off white head. Aroma is lightly sour, lots of chewy oak, vinous red wine, black cherries and currants. Flavor is lightly sour, big vinous notes, definite oud bruin influence, some black cherry, lingering oak, really nice. Medium bodied with nice crisp carbonation, juicy up front, and a lightly dry finish. This is excellent. It reminds me of Consecration, but is much lighter and easy to drink. My first sour from Avery and I am impressed.

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Rufus Corvus from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.