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Rufus Corvus - Avery Brewing Company

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381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 42
Gots: 90 | FT: 16
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: 381 | Reviews: 36
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Rufus Corvus from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.