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Dépuceleuse - Avery Brewing Company

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88
very good

233 Ratings
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 57
Gots: 57 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: rye726 on 04-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Sammy
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Most pleasant drinker, not that sour at all, more tart cherry, with redidual sugars and brett. The aroma was a hint of funkiness, a little cherry. Slightly reddish colour, a little head. Just a great accompaniment to lunch. Fresh stuff, bottled March 31 2010 and just received from JMBSH. Satisfying, above average mouthfeel

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a bright cherry red with a white head and a bit of lacing. Nose brings forward some cherries, wood, funk, and a bit of vinous character. Taste drops back a bit on the cherries but also has some oak and a good amount of funk. Feel is quite nice and I like the play between the wood, sourness, and cherry flavors. In the end, it is a bit disorganized, though tasty.

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy reddish-brown in color and poured with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface that left lacy patterns. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There is a moderate aroma of sour cherries in the nose along with some notes of barnyard funkiness and oak.
T: The overall taste has a good amount of sourness (but is not overpowering) and flavors of tart cherries along with some hints of oak and vanilla.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and somewhat prickly on the tongue with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
D: This is a beer to sip and savor with all of the sourness but the alcohol is very well hidden and won't slow you down.

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of brentk56
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cognac color with a very modest head that quickly fades to a ringlet leaving a few dots of lace

Smell: Unsweet cherry and vinous Zinfandel barrel elements; after two and a half years it is still somewhat boozy

Taste: Cherry and Zinfandel barrel flavors building in tartness through mid-palate; the barrel elements arrive, after the swallow, along with a building funky character

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation; puckery

Overall: While an interesting effort, the flavors never really come together on my palate, as the fruit and the brett clash in the finish

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a very nice and hazy muddy brown color right of the top. A good three finger high head leaving just a token film across it throughout the entire session.

sour. Lots of nice yeast likes smells coming off of here. A nice grain base was evident as was some fresh grass and a touch of light fruit. Nice sour cherry like smell coming off of it now. Nothing too heavy very nice light profile, some light fruit, maybe apples and pears, with a touch of some light peach and fig notes. A good bit of spices. Nice sour and tart fruit notes in the back now, really starting to dominate the closer it gets to the finish. Very nice long finish with a nice sour bite that helped walk you through the finish, but never got too out of hand or too harsh, with the flavor staying light right up until the end.

Photo of Knapp85
3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a reddish looking brew with out many bubbles in it. The head came and went pretty quickly. The smell of the beer was really nice I thought. The taste of the beer was very tart and sour. The barrel aging on this brew was very noticible. The mouthfeel is dry and has a light body to it. Overall I thought that this was going to be a little better but I was a little disappointed.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of womencantsail
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a nice clear amber/copper color with a very minimal off-white head.

S: A really pleasant and inviting nose. Plenty of brett and funkiness along with a nice musty fruit and oak aroma, mildly sweet and tart cherries.

T: The flavor is surprisingly disappointing considering the nose. Almost solely sweet, cherry pie without too much in the way of acidity or yeast character.

M: Medium in body with a slow, rolling low carbonation.

D: A decent beer, but I was hoping for a bit more, especially from the nose.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clouded, dark reddish-pink body with a bubbly, sparse, off-white head.

Smell: Ripe, sour-accented fruitiness with vinous zinfandel, malted barley, wood barrel, and leathery Brett scents secondary to the cherries.

Taste: Caramel-hinting maltiness covered in velvety sour cherries and splashed with red wine. Little bursts of acidity throughout. Slight, drying tannins present. Hints of citrus, spice, and occasionally vanilla. Minimal barnyard Brett influences mingled within that, with the other components, do a fair job of countering and clearing any sweetness, though some touches of brown sugar peek out now and then. Fruitiness shifts to take on a red currant quality. Finishes dry and tart.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: While not particularly intense, there's still a pleasing sourness present making for a tasty culmination of fruit, wine barrels, and Brettanomyces. Right on, Avery.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Thanks to Hophead101 for this bottle!

Reviewed blind as part of the Blind Beers BIF. Here goes: It pours a hazy brownish-ruby, sorta kinda like DayQuil, with not much of a white head. The nose comprises red apple skin, prunes, raspberries, blueberries, something sour or other lurking beneath, something I can't quite put my finger on (but it seems familiar), red grapes. On the tongue, those fruits above return, but are muted a bit in the presence of a decently strong brett-like funk. A tiny bit o' sweet caramel flies under the radar until inexplicably diving to its doom in the dark depths below. The body is a light medium, with a relatively sharp carbonation and a drying finish. After the unveiling, I determined that familiar scent was oak. (I can't explain how I missed that one...it just kinda happened...) A very nice, fruity Wild.

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Jason
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a batch date on the label.

Big crackle from the head, lacing drops down to a thin ring. Amber rose color has some haze to it. Funky aroma of lilacs, bandaid, tart blueberries and green peppercorns. Slick mouth feel with a kiss of crispness. Big tartness of cherries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries ... I guess I could have said mixed-berries but these flavors seem to come through than any other berries. Peppery and rose-water like alcohol presence warms the palate. Cracker-like maltiness within, medicinal flavors go to floral / herbal then a tad spicy. Finishes with a long linger of funk and tartness.

Pretty impressive, their ability to produce wild ales is amazing. So to have this beer and actually visit the room that it came from, see their barrel set up and all. This is a great example of what American brewers can do.

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A nice heavy pour into my Duchesse tulip yields a small fizzy head that barely covers the glass and fades to small swatches of bubbles. Its a pretty clear light reddish pinkish with hints of auburn brown color.

N: Plenty of sour fruit and funk. I can't really put a finger on the type of fruit, but theres plenty of it, probably a blend, although I think I get some cherry. With that is lots of funk, mostly barnyard, but some sour as well. More sour and tangy aromas with some malt vinegar. The deeper I get I think I get smell some raspberry now. A very nice aroma actually.

T: Wow, very funky. A big sour and barnyard funk hit right away. Sour fruits, the taste is a little more like cherry with some raspberry. WIth that is lots of dry barnyard saison funk. Yeasty flavors, dry and somewhat harsh. It has some flavors of sawdust, which I think is the blend of some oak flavors and the barnyard funk. I also gets a little taste of hay from the brett. It has some warmth as well from the booze and a little alcohol taste/burn. Sour and tangy flavors as well with the fruit, gives just a hint of malt vinegar. A little bready malts as well.

M: Medium to lighter body with lots of alcohol warmth and tons of carbonation.

F: Super dry again, and lots of lingering funk. The fruit seems to disappear but leaves some sour and tangy flavors in the mouth. This lingers with some bready malts and the yeasty flavors. The barnyard funk is there for a while but dulled more on the finish. Some oak comes through a little as well here and again combines with the funk to give a slight saw dust flavor.

A decent sour, has some really nice sour fruit flavors and good brett funk, but the barnyard dryness with saw dust and hay are a little unpleasant. The alcohol is a little too presenting as well. I'll age a couple and see how they do.

Photo of russpowell
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in NC & paid waay too much for this. Bottled Mar 31 2010

Pours chestnut with a finger of tan head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Sourness, cherries, leather & raspberries

T: Much raspberry, some tartness, Oaky notes & some vinegar up front. Raspberry & acidic twang mingle with oaky dryness as this warms, some vanilla/chardonnay notes hang on the edges. Finishes tart, slightly sour ( Cherries ) & with nice raspberry notes

MF: Medium bodied, slightly acidic with puckery
notes

A nice effort but way overpriced + $1.30 an ounce, really??

Photo of MasterSki
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this a few times, most recently from Chris (spycow). Served in a Struise cervoise.

A - A finger of tan foam quickly dissolves to a collar, leaving behind no lace. Transparent reddish orange-brown body.

S - Cherries, vinous notes, oak, medicinal and slightly gauze-evoking brett notes, and some pie crust malt.

T - Taste reminds me of some other 100% brett fermented beers, complete with the mildly unpleasant lemon and medicinal finish. Cherries and oak made an appearance mid-palate. Not as vinous as the nose suggests.

M - Medium body, with well-hidden alcohol - there's no way I'd guess 9.59%. Higher carbonation for the style, and a tannic oaky finish.

D - It's one of the weaker Avery wild ales, but it's much better than Brabant. I'm not sure if mixed fermentation would have helped, as the gauze and medicinal brett character detracts from some other very enjoyable flavors. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't pay for it again.

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Dépuceleuse from Avery Brewing Company
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