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Rufus Corvus - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

35 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 412
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 43
Gots: 98 | 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

85% aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, 9% aged in Chardonnay barrels, 6% aged in Zinfandel barrels
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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 412
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Typical Avery malt level gives this an almost caramel flavor. Add that to the rich red wine characteristics and the relatively mild sourness (4/7/14 bottle) and this is a top beer in this category. (197 characters)

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A- Dark brown in color with amber hues. The head is pale white in color and rapidly dissipates. Spotty lace lays over the body.

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.

M- sour, light, mostly smooth and slightly acidic.

This is damn tasty. The flavor sets it apart from the rest of the pack. (474 characters)

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Rufus Corvus from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.