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Dépuceleuse - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 227
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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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -23.9%

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Kevlee722

Washington

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%

Glad I got to try this. Bottle poured to tulip, small amount of creamy head. Dissipates quickly on top of ruby and amber body with orange highlights.smells of tart cherries but with some complexity from the barrel, toffee and figs. Tastes like tart cherries, zin barrel flavor comes through. Subtle caramel and dark fruit undertones. Medium sour. Mouthfeel is the highlight. For the lack of head there is a great amount of carbonation and tight little bubbles that play on the palate. Medium body, very nice.
A very good beer, nice with 4 years of age on the bottle. Quite enjoyable.

06-03-2014 08:44:01 | More by Kevlee722
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-12-2014 23:36:24 | More by jfstilling
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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csustar001

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-18-2014 18:16:09 | More by csustar001
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Scapino

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

11-16-2013 20:45:09 | More by AlexFields
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kojevergas

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%

Bottle served into an Avery stem-snifter as the Easy Tiger bar here in Austin, Texas on a special Avery night. Cost was a wallet-raping #30.00 USD (it was my birthday, so I paid it). 9.59% ABV. Bottled March 31st, 2010. "Barrel aged wild ale." Expectations were high. Reviewed from notes taken two nights ago.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a half finger wide head which dissipates within 10 seconds. Body colour is a muted dull brown. Nontransparent and opaque.

Admittedly, it's not much to look at, but I'm optimistic.

Sm: Musty sour cherry. Zinfandel/white grapes. Some brettanomyces funkiness along with the mustiness. Lightly tat. Doesn't seem too sour. Depleted white wine. Not too tannic. A bit acetic. Fleeting hints of oak wood. No hop character. Quite appealing, though the age is noticeable - in a bad sense. Mild in strength. Luscious and attractive.

T/Mf: Luscious full grape notes. Nice fruity smacky tartness. Tame sourness. It's not puckering. Pleasantly sour, with some nice acetic character. Subtle timid brettanomyces funkiness. No hop presence. Malty base is seamless: red malts and Belgian malts provide a hardly noticeable foundation which doesn't intrude on the sourness. Rustic wood lends it a natural cohesion, but there's no identifiable oak. The grape is fantastic; I definitely get zinfandel when I search for it, but I'm not so pretentious I'd wager I could recognize it blind. The cherry notes could be more interesting; they're a bit shallow. The alcohol is dangerously well hidden. Well balanced, though it seems age has made it a bit reticent.

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, almost refreshing. A bit too thick and imposing for the style and flavour profile.

I don't find any spices in the flavour profile. Below average depth of flavour. Below average intensity; quite mellow for a sour. Average duration of flavour. I like it.

Not oily, harsh, astringent, boozy, hot, or gushed. Has a decent presence on the palate. Not too acidic.

Dr: Quite drinkable. I think it'd be better fresh. Drink it now if you have one. At $30, I definitely wouldn't buy it again, but it's nice to try once. A tasty but not world class sour from Avery. Hides its ABV well. Will satisfy sour lovers but not blow them away.

Low B

11-04-2013 21:35:30 | More by kojevergas
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.9%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Michigan

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Dépuceleuse from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.