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Dépuceleuse - Avery Brewing Company

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88
very good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 55
Gots: 56 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.73% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rye726 on 04-05-2010)
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-14-2011 17:58:23 | More by kkrez
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WillyMac

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-21-2011 15:55:02 | More by WillyMac
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Texasfan549

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-17-2011 08:59:36 | More by Texasfan549
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adrian21

Virginia

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-16-2011 01:28:53 | More by adrian21
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +26.9%

12-09-2011 07:55:43 | More by quine
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle pours a crystal clear, reddish-copper color with a rapidly diminishing head that seems fairly typical for a sour. Nothing left but a light ring. The clarity on the beer is stunning, very pretty.

Nose is lightly sweet and definitely tart with some deep red wine aromas and the fruity sour cherry coming through nicely. Brettomyces level is about medium in the smell and decently complex. A most excellent smelling brew.

Taste is maybe more tart than sour, although there is still plenty of sourness to go around. Lightly vinous with a substantial, but not overbearing, alcohol heat. The sour cherry flavors are off the hook! So delicious. A little oakiness, not heavy, which seems to fit the beer well. Surprising though, as brett usually imparts plenty of earthy, rotting wood flavors...this is more of a clean brett if that makes any sense. Stays tart and sour all the way through, which is pretty cool...palate does not become adjusted like with many krieks and lambics. Carbonation could use a little bump, but not much to complain about here. Avery has done a wonderful job with Depuceleuse, right up there with Brabant for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 22:35:09 | More by twiggamortis420
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Beerenauslese

California

4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled March 31, 2010, 9.59% ABV.

Pours a clear reddish brown into my Lindemans flute glass, with a small head that dissipates to a fine ring of bubbles. Not much lacing (bubbles slide down to the brew).

Aromas of cherries, zinfandel, funk, alcohol.

Tastes of dark red cherries and zinfandel grapes. A touch of sweetness gives a note of grape/cherry jam. Brett is really a sub-theme and is not very sour. Also taste some nice wood and vanilla notes. Ends with a funky grapeskin bitterness that is quite pleasant and unusual, sort of what you might get in a brut pinot noir champagne. There is little noticeable alcohol presence, and it is hard not to quaff this one down.

Body is light, with crisp carbonation, providing a champagne mouthfeel.

This is a very drinkable, champagne like beer (and better than many champagnes). A highly refined expression of malt and barrel maturation, this is a notable contribution to the craft.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 03:32:18 | More by Beerenauslese
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clvand0

Kentucky

4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a red color with a medium head that falls quickly and leaves very little lacing on the glass. The aroma is very nice - cherries, sour, barnyard and funk. I can't say that I would have picked out grapes or zinfandel if it didn't say it on the bottle, but I'd like to think that I got some of that. The flavor was a very nice mixture of the sour and the barnyard with just enough fruit thrown in. Cherries, brett, oak, some malt caramel, and even what I would call a touch of pears. Very nice. The body is medium and the drinkability is extremely good for the high alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 01:35:54 | More by clvand0
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jpoder

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottles 3/31/2010 according to the label. poured from 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A- Golden-red color with lots of carbonation and a head that disappears very quickly.

S- initially grapefruit, moving to pineapple bomb as it warmed. good amount of brett funkiness going on!

T- good funk taste with a fair bit of sourness. started with cherry funk taste moving to pineapple (Brett A?) as the beer warmed. could have dialed back the bitterness a bit for my taste

M- high carbonation, low body

D- Great beer if you wild / sour ales. alcohol well hidden. very tasty.

I'm surprised that my review was far different from others....I didn't pick up much by way of oakiness and mine was plenty funky. also, I'm the first to specify the pineapple flavor...it was overwhelming through the bottom half of the glass. I wish this weren't so expensive at my local shop...I'd definitely buy a few more!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 12:36:18 | More by jpoder
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bluetravlr

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cranberry/amber coloration. Very unique. Good amount of carbonation visible, especially for a barrel-aged. Slight initial head dissipates almost immediately.

S: Cherries are strongly present in the nose. This combines with wine and oak and a slight breadyness.

T: Very refreshing for such a high ABV! Avery has done it again. Like the nose, ample amounts of cherry and wine delight the palate. The funkyness of the brett mixes well with these citrus notes to create a complex, ever-changing flavor. Not your typical farmhouse. This is followed by a very dry, sour finish. There is a bitter quality that complements the sour/tartness of the cherry and wine. The funk really ties all these flavors together.

M: Perfect amount of carbonation for the style. The mouthfeel is what makes this beer so refreshing. Medium to light body with a bubbly explosion that is overtaken by a desert wind of dryness.

D: Surprisingly drinkable. Great strong ale for a hot summer day. The sour and dry aspects of this beer don't exactly make if sessionable, but a 12oz goes down in a flash. Yummy!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 02:00:51 | More by bluetravlr
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OldPenguinHunter

California

4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this at Beachwood on 3-8-11, served out of a bottle, I think it was a 2010 or 09; I can't remember, but they brewed it only once as I was told.

The smell and taste of this beer is just astounding... This has to be one of the most complex, off the wall, interesting beer I have ever come across. The smell reminds me of a very old Burgundian pinot noir, I dont know why, but it does. I think its that barnyardy sort of scent crossed with old, dirty flower water. The taste I would have to repeat myself on, very cool indeed.

I can't wait to try this again if Beachwood still has some left in a year or so.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 23:32:05 | More by OldPenguinHunter
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on March, 31 2010

A - this brew pours a dark brown with red highlights with a tan head fed by moderate steady carbonation

S - the zinfandel grape variety is big up front in the nose, distinctly dry grapey, the cherries are a nice supporting cast

T - the taste is an amalgam of big zinfandel grapes with cherry back up battling it out with significant oaky/vanilla sweetness

M&D - my favorite so far of the Avery Barrel series, well blended and layered flavors that are full of character, an excellent beer

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 02:29:58 | More by sinstaineddemon
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Kirch

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-27-2011 00:09:45 | More by Kirch
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-07-2012 23:28:46 | More by drewone
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Spider889

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-14-2011 12:26:10 | More by Spider889
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Googs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-27-2013 15:12:04 | More by Googs
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jhimstedt

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-01-2012 14:17:10 | More by jhimstedt
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-18-2011 21:54:24 | More by Gatordaddy
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-24-2011 20:15:13 | More by deapokid
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nanobrew

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-13-2012 17:25:56 | More by nanobrew
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realmpel

California

4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice smell of cherries. Nice flavor of cherries, a light sourness on the finish. Carbonation is subtle; it has a light soda-like quality to it.

Extremely easy to drink; I am surprised that this beer is close to 10%. Overall I'm very impressed with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 04:04:27 | More by realmpel
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Doodler

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the release - pours a reddish amber color with a light head, which quickly disappears.. Aroma is lactic with a nice carbonation. Cherry flavors (26 pound of cherries in each barrel) with slight vinegar,funk. Subdued malts and similarly tart like Sui Generis. Offers a hint of wood Can definitely enjoy this one today, but plan to cellar a few and let develop. While young, the brett and wood are not overpowering - which is a big plus for a zin-oaked beer. A solid sour and a must try. Thanks again to Adam and his team for another fun beer!

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2010 07:05:15 | More by Doodler
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Pencible

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly clear copper with a bit of white head.
S: It smelled like sour apple cider with tart metallic hops and oak, and a bit of funk and lemon.
T: It tasted like very tart and sour apple, with some citrus and cherry and a bit of funk. It had a powerful lasting aftertaste that was dry and tart.
M: It was thin and quite fizzy like a light champagne.
D: This was a very puckering and mouth watering beer with great scent and flavors. Super clean and crisp, and hid the alcohol amazingly, so a delight to drink. This will also probably improve with age, but it's fantastic fresh.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 02:31:44 | More by Pencible
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rye726

Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy raspberry color with a silky tan head.

Nose has barnyard funk, oak, red wine and tart cherries.

Taste has a great sour cherry presence followed by wood, zinfandel, musty funk with sweet cherries through the finish.

Crisp body is refreshing and well carbonated, but drops off a bit in the finish.

Nice sour from Avery

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2010 05:09:34 | More by rye726
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riored4v

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. Slighlty hazy, amber, dark red body. Well carbonated/bubbly head that faded quick to a ring on the glass.

Smell was tart cherries and some good acidity. Hints of malt. Mild funk from the brett and some notes of oak.

Taste had a medium-high tartness upfront that really hit the back of the cheeks. Nice flavor of the sour cherries with a mild maltiness. Acidity and tartness blends well with the zinfandel characteristics the beer picked up. Mellow tartness in the finish. Starts with a medium strength and smooths out nicely. Brett was noticeable but not strong with a slight musty presence.

Mouthfeel was light body with high carbonation. Dry finish.

Drinkability was great. No signs of ABV at all. Refreshing and a nice finish.

Overall I thought it was a great beer. Really loving this barrel-aged series. One of the better AWA's I've had as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 00:12:32 | More by riored4v
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Dépuceleuse from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.