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Rufus Corvus - Avery Brewing Company

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292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 25
Gots: 79 | FT: 14
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:
85% aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, 9% aged in Chardonnay barrels, 6% aged in Zinfandel barrels

(Beer added by: Rhettroactive on 04-25-2014)
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S- Deep sour aromas, brown malt and earthiness. Cherry aroma or something of the orchard variety.

T- Sour cherries, malty flavors that border on bready, and a lingering nutty aftertaste. There's crisp apple as well.

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Pours a coarse, light cream colored head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear, dark mahogany. Lacing is thick, layered and spotty with good cling. Real nice.

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Rufus Corvus from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.