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Dépuceleuse - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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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%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-27-2013 07:02:36 | More by KevinGordon
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-27-2013 03:31:18 | More by Axnjxn
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-20-2013 14:57:20 | More by jaydoc
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-16-2013 03:16:13 | More by BillRoth
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-11-2013 01:12:40 | More by MarkyMOD
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StoutSeth

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.9%

09-06-2013 02:32:56 | More by StoutSeth
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-12-2013 18:25:44 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-15-2013 00:38:18 | More by cfh64
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erikkoppin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-05-2013 20:17:01 | More by erikkoppin
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-01-2013 21:57:45 | More by Imstillthegman
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-30-2013 00:49:16 | More by Photekut
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-29-2013 06:52:37 | More by Jordantb313
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Mopps

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-27-2013 14:32:43 | More by Mopps
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-16-2013 23:37:18 | More by billab914
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-13-2013 14:29:33 | More by drummermattie02
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-27-2013 20:18:17 | More by Kelp
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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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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-28-2013 03:38:00 | More by LambicKing
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rand

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-22-2013 04:10:11 | More by rand
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claytong

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-20-2013 02:45:14 | More by claytong
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-20-2013 02:03:57 | More by GRG1313
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, bottled on 3/31/10. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange with a fizzy off white head that quickly goes to a thin film.

The aroma is woody lactic pie cherries and red wine.

The flavor is sweet and tart pie cherries with a nice sour twang with some wood, red wine and maybe a little oxidation and band aid in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a decent sour cherry beer. I wonder if I hung on to it a bit long though.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 07:06:33 | More by Beaver13
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-19-2012 19:42:39 | More by bauermj
Dépuceleuse from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.