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Sui Generis - Avery Brewing Company

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 203
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 09-10-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

pawpaw, Apr 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

WeisGuy, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

GreatBloomer, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

hu5om, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Bobbydigi, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Khazadum
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lots of carb, tiny tight bubbles. Clear amber body. No lacing, no retention.

Smell of blueberry, BlackBerry, some light lactic and acetic acid nature. Grapes, light oak tannins.

Perfect tartness, cherries, raspberry. Finishes acetic.

Full bodied. Crisp. Light puckering. Great great great great. Amazing.

Khazadum, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Kirch, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

photomike, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

bauermj, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Thanks to bauermj for bringing this over.

Appearance: The beer is a amber brown color with a big white frothy head. Great retention on the cap, and a bit of lace sticks to my glass.

Smell: A bit of caramel, lots of dark cherry and lemon zest.

Taste: The flavor starts with a smooth sweetness, with a bit of dark cherry and lemon zest give me a tart, lactic, and slightly acetic sour flavor.

Mouthfeel: If anything, this is a bit overcarbonated. Bubbly carbonation kind of overwhelms my tongue and distracts from the taste. The body is on the light side, and there is a lactic acidity as well. A bit grainy as well.

Overall: This was a definitely a solid sour. Avery makes some interesting sours for sure.

KickInTheChalice, Dec 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

coreyfmcdonald, Nov 21, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

RuckusDu, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

JMBSH, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

rpstevens, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

thewimperoo, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Spider889
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Lee from The Brick Store Pub was kind enough to pull this from their cellar and share with my wife and I. Poured into an Ola Dubh tulip. I believe there was only one release of this beer, looks like it was bottled on 9/18/09.

Review from notes from July of this year.

A - Very nice clarity with a good rocky head. The brew is a light golden bronze color leaving nice lace behind on the glass.

S - Super sour and funky... this was exactly what I was hoping it to be. Loads of horse blanket, pseudo-gueuze types of aromas waft up at you, likely the result of the creative combination of barrels that went into this brew. The Cabernet comes through especially well, lending some mild cherry aromas to the beer.

T - I was immediately wowed by the smoothness of the caramel malt sweetness in this beer. Tart cherry and granny smith apples round things out with a crisp sourness that never gets out of control. As the beer sat a bit, I was also getting more subtle hints of golden apples - sweet and light. Nice example of balance in a wild is shown in Sui Generis.

M - Not overly dry. Ultimately a very smooth-drinking sour.

O - I liked this a lot, an awesome wild. Avery really knows their way around these types of beers.

Spider889, Nov 04, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz into a RR tulip...

Pours a hazy amber with a big head. I mean big. Like Duvel big. A moderate amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom.

Smells like vinous grapes, pears, and a bit of astringency. Lots of wine influence in this one, basically smells like a fruity white zinfandel that had gone bad in the barrels.

Pears, melon, granny smith apples, grapes and a citrus like sour greets you first. No sweetness or alcohol in the flavor, but a little bit of a drying/burn from the acidity that really brings out the fruit aspects of this beer. However, at this age I don't think it's as fruit forward as it once was. Possibly past it's prime? I don't know, this is my first Sui Generis...

Mouthfeel is a bit dry. Medium carbonation and a medium body mouthfeel.

Overall, a good beer. Great pear flavor. I wouldn't seek it out again simply due to it's rarity, but if given the chance I'd try it again.

auroracrisis, Jun 19, 2011
Sui Generis from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.