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Obscuro & Nimbosus - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 8
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.11% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel-Aged Series #20 - A tropical sour ale aged in dark rum barrels and spiced with a touch of fresh ginger and key lime zest.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 06-11-2014)
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Reviews by spoony:
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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

From a 355 ml bottle (bottle May 30, 2014) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about one and one-half fingers of brown head. The head is thin and short-lived and it fades quickly to a spotty collar. It leaves no lacing. The beer is red-tinted and cola in color with just a hint of light getting through.

S-I sniff a surprisingly strong dose of lime, which is a refreshing change from the more common lemon acidity flavors in most sour beers. I also sniff some rum barrel, but the rum is mild and the aroma is more of burnt sugar, brown sugar, and molasses that actual booze. There is a bit of vague spiciness and cola scent too.

T-The taste is also lime forward with lots of acidity in typical Avery style. There is very little "barrel" flavor, but the rum barrel comes through in the form of brown sugar, molasses, and dark caramel. I also pick up some dark dried fruit like raisins and prunes. The advertised ginger comes through with a nice spicy kick on the finish.

M-The feel is medium in body with a slightly oily coating. Carbonation is chunky and slightly aggressive...again, typical Avery style., but it fits well here.

O-I quite enjoyed this beer. The aroma was incredible and very refreshing. The taste did not quite live up, but I enjoyed how the flavors vacillated between oud bruin-like dark, dried fruit and the brighter acidity of the lime. This beer manages to be refreshing, unique, and complex without feeling too gimmicky.

spoony, Jul 03, 2014
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Obscuro & Nimbosus from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.