Quinquepartite - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 103
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.91% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"No. 5 in our Barrel-Aged Series. Brewery release only. 60 cases shared. 27 hoarded. This beer consists of: 37% Ale aged in Cabernet Savignon barrels, 25% Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels, 21% Ale aged in Port barrels and 17% Ale aged in Zinfandel barrels."
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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Nellie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is tart oranges with some oaked notes. The flavor is tart cherries, oak and red wine. I don't get much funk in the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very good sour beer.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.88/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mild dirty amber appearance, cloudy lesser homebrew like appearance, off white head. Aroma was lemon wine and diacetyl like. Not a likeable funk presence, was offputting.

Oak taste, more diacetyl, seems like maybe burnt cherries. You get used to whatever it is that is a little offputting, the imitation butter and its plastic container I guess is the only thing that came to mind at the time. Some residual sweetness helps cover it up in the mouthfeel later on.

Too expensive to grab a bottle, too rare, hurts overall experience. Glad I could tick it at the Sour Fest.

Photo of mondegreen
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Bottle into an Avery Genua Glass

Pours a hazy golden with pinkish grapefruit hues. A very thin head stay afloat the top with nice lacing.

Aroma is subdued, but still nice. Lightly tart and slightly funky with overtones of citrus.

Taste mirrors nose, with the tartness coming out a tad more. Nice lingering sourness on the palate leaves me salivating. A little sweetness throughout.

Overall, I think this is a nice American Wild. I'd like to see it a tad dryer, as the sweetness seems out of place, but it is still a nice drinking beer.

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at the Brick Store.

Pours a clear golden-amber color with a two-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of light malts with robust citrus - lemon zest and hints of grapefruit. Also present are large chardonnay undertones with harsher oak lurking even further beneath. Slight amounts of funk and grassy aromas waft in and out, intensifying as the beer warms.

Tastes similar to how it smells although a bit more one-dimensional. Light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of funk and white grapes. Midway through the sip moderate amounts of light citrus and slight grassy flavors make an appearance before fading out into a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I recently had a beer fermented with Brett C and for my first few sips I got a good deal of the crisp and zesty citrus that I got with that beer. As I took more sips the citrus became less sharp and allowed the barrel influence to shine more. A tasty beer that should age nicely but is worth a shot now if you're interested.

Photo of thagr81us
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on May 6, 2010. 97 Cases produced. Served from bottle into a Delirium Tremens snifter. Poured a hazy red-orange with a two finger bone white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, slight oak, and slight fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, slight funk, cherries, and slight oak. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this brew was quite excellent. All of the characteristics in this one were very nice and spot-on. The sour and tart notes were what made this beer so appealing to me. The aroma was also quite good and very inviting. A definite must try if you have the chance.

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rare and -bal aged? This is going to be good.

Amber hued, a bit muddy and hazy, this looks decent.

Buttery chardonnay barrels are the first thing I pick up on the nose, or maybe it's diacetyl? It also has a red wine character, tart cherries, ripe strawberries. Smells both acetic and lactic, mildly so. Not bad.

Taste is decent, very vinous with buttery oak, red wine, strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette. Alcohol is fairly noticeable, but not harsh. Full-bodied, a bit flabby maybe. Finishes vinous and boozy with moderate tannins. Not a bad little beer, about on par with Avery's other wild ales.

Photo of seniorcleaver
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- hazy amber in color, white thin head, looks of a barrel aged brew.

S - slightly sour with hints of green apple, wood, and something i cant quite place. also a hint of grassy hops and lemon zest.

T - Medium sourness with good balance of malt and oak to balance it out. tannins prob form the cab barrels, but overall a pretty well balanced sour ale. you can taste the blend of all the different barrels with the Chardonnay sticking out the most.

m - mouthfeel is dry with lightly prickly carbonation,

D - Like most sour ales i have tried, I would not want to drink more than one or two a night, but being only moderately sour I could easily put down a bottle of this.

Photo of BearsOnAcid
2.45/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Amber body with an off white head.

I pick up on the chardonnay first. Smells minty but more chemical-like (i.e. mouthwash). Slight brettiness and acidity create a sweaty funk to it. There is a high amount of sweetness in the aroma. A mixture of rich fortified wine and malt.

Sweetness and bitter brett in the taste that opens up to sour dark cherries. Earthy burnt rubber finish that was a little to strong. More mint and a vinous character mid-palate. This beer seemed a little over oaked and had some bad flavors coming from the yeast.

Another winner from Avery's barrel aged series!

Photo of levifunk
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes.

a - light golden in color. white head.

s - nose is very sour and funky. smells like wet hay.

t - damn sour. like lemon zest.

m - light body with good carbonation. rips my tounge.

overall - very nice beer. I'd love to have this again especially with some age on it.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of jale. Served in a Savor snifter.

Pours a nice golden color with a white head and a touch of lacing as it moves slowly down the glass. Aroma is quite nice and complex. There is some definite sourness along with some lemon zest, funk, and a great mount of mixed barrel character. I would say that the win notes are the most prevalent, but everything gets a turn. Some light stone-fruit character eventually emerges as well.

The taste is not quite as good as the nose. Some of the sublties are less pronounced and the acidic and funky portions of the brew come more to the front, though this still tastes quite good. The feel is likewise well above par with a nice lactic character and a beautiful finish. This is a really nice beer to finish off toward the end of the night. Thanks again, Jim.

Photo of klikger
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour served in a tulip glass

A - Light gold, little head, decent lacing

S - Funky diapers = goodness

T - Sour yeasts and light fruits --> sparkling wine mixed with sweet malts and a touch of bourbon --> sour & slightly spicy finish; very nice

M - Medium-bodied, effervescent, awesome carb

D - I'd drink too many of these given the opportunity...very drinkable.

Photo of womencantsail
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really? I'm going to be the one to add this beer?

Thanks to Richard for sharing this one tonight. A rare -bal aged wild ale is always one I'm willing to tick.

A: The pour is a sort of hazy amberish color with a nice rocky off-white head to it.

S: I immediately pick out the chardonnay notes from this beer, but that may be because I love Temptation and know all too well what that smell is. Lots of nice grape notes along with a definite sweetness. Almost like a slightly tart sangria.

T: While I can still really pick out the chardonnay, there's a definite port character to this beer. A bit of oxidation, which lends a touch of chocolate which works well with the sweet fruit character. Not overly tart, but a nice lactic sourness and a earthy, yeasty note.

M: The body is nothing out of the ordinary, definitely medium, with a moderate carbonation. Not quite as dry as I prefer my wild beers.

D: After Sui Generis, probably my favorite in the barrel aged beer releases from Avery. A really complex beer that should hold up quite well in the cellar.

Photo of champ103
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A huge thanks to tjmodica for sharing a bottle with me.

A: Pours a beautiful hazed reddish/orange color. At first a two finger white head forms quickly, and recedes in a minute. Some patchy lace is left behind. The color is stunning though.
S: Bretty funky up front. Yeast and a distinct horse blanket aroma. As this warms up lots of tart cherries, pears, and apples come out that are awesome. Some vinous grape character as well. A light acidic aroma with some toasted biscuit. Really well balanced and all around excellent.
T: Plenty of funky yeast and Brett that one would expect. Some tart cherries and vinous grapes. Light acidic qualities and some toasted malt. Not as complex as the nose, but still really good.
M/D: A medium body that is perfectly crisp, dry, and refreshing. So smooth at the same time. Very textured. There is just a touch of heat up front. Though incredibly easy and smooth to drink. I can finish this in no time, but I want to savor every drop.

An excellent beer. So many complexities and nuances. It is not overly sour or acidic at all, which makes for a really well balanced and well made Wild Ale. Another hit from Avery's Barrel-Aged Series. Highly recommended if you can find it.

Photo of doppelmeup
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to buddy Mitch for providing me with this.

This is a relatively new style for me, but one that I am growing very fond of!

Pours a very hazy amber yellow into a tulip glass with an initial head of half an inch, with a quarter inch remaining. Nice lacing.

Aroma is intriguing, with some tart apples, just a slight funkiness, a bit of port wine and some oak.

Taste is very nice. Slightly tart, but not much funk. Hints of chardonnay and red wine. Slightly metallic finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly light and dry. Nicely carbonated to keep it refreshing. Alcohol very well hidden. Works well on a hot summer day.

Overall, I am a fan. I think this is a good beer to introduce to people who may not have had sours before. Would like to see this make the regular rotation!

Photo of zeff80
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a reddish color with golden highlights. It had a thick, bubbly, white head of foam. It left some sudsy rings of lace.

S - Ahhh, Brett! Great funky, barnyard/horse blanket aroma. You could smell the sour.

T - This is a great sour ale. Great funkiness and yeastiness. The barrel aging mellows out some of the tartness. There is a muted caramel sweetness.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a puckering bite. A medium bodied ale with a warm alcohol presence.

D - This is a really good wild ale. No surprise that Avery nailed another rare brew.

Photo of emmasdad
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden color, with a nice fluffy white head on top. Nice tartness on the nose, with sour cherries, lemons, light vanilla and brett. The tartness becomes more pronounced as it warms, with lemonade, chardonnay, grapes and a bit of funk. Nothing earth-shattering here, but a pretty decent beer.

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No. 5 in the Avery barrel series.
Aged in cabernet, chardonnay, zinfandel, and port barrels.
Bottled May 6, 2010. Only 97 cases produced.
Brewed with brett, pedio, and lacto.

Pours a redish caramel body with a white head.

Aromas of port soaked cherry, brown sugar, and chardonnay.

So nuch more going on with this beer than with Depuceleuse. It honestly does taste like 4 sours were aged in different wine barrels and blended. So many layers of flavor. All these little nuances from the different barrels. Fruit, wine, oak and brett come together to form a fremarkable beer.

Rich body with an amazing finish. Like licking a stave from a used wine barrel.

This could be one of Avery's best beer and that is saying something. One of my favorite beers from one of my favorite breweries.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a murky golden, light brown. Almost like a dirty martini, but with a bit-denser-than-soapy bubbles head.
A busy aroma going on here. Sweet and sour go for balance here with the sour winning by a slight edge. For a sour beer, this one isn't all that strong, but the other aromas give it salience. Chardonnay and Zin is what I get mostly from the nose.
The taste offers the port a bit more feeling from the cab barrels. Tannins come into play here and a soft, overripe pear fruitiness forms the flavor cornerstone.
This is a good sour for me. It's not a mouth-puckerer, but not bland either. The mixing of the wine barrels is interesting and gives it something more than just 'hey, I'm sour'.
Nice offering. Not sure if it will age well, though.

Photo of JoeySchlitz
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle that was obtained through waltonc, thanks again. A golden yellow, fairly transparent with no sediment, with a light topping of fine bubbles at the edges. It is a still beer, with no visible signs of active carbonation.

The smell runs the gambit from brett funkiness, pineapple, lemonade, some biscuity malty undertones, sour cherries, orange rind, and a slight bit of medinciney phenols mixed with faint all spice. The aroma has a certain weight to it and is delicious.

The taste is actually a bit more focused and reminds me more of a syrupy lemonade with some brett musti/tartness mixed with granny smith apples. A sour-bitter bite at the back of the throat dries things out a bit.

Very light carbonation, but for the style works perfectly. Overall this is a really tasty beer and I look forward to seeing how this ages.

There were some forum comments regarding this beer and Avery Voltron (that they might be the same beer). From what I remember at last year's Bistro festival, this is very different than Voltron - much less wine-like and lactic. Also much better in my opinion.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for gifting me this one.

Bottled 5/6/10.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with grain, wine, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet and sour grain and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super sour and tasty.

Photo of Urbancaver
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber golden colour with a good amount of white head. Smells pretty darn sour. Lote of fruit on the nose as well. Presumably from the port barrels. Tstes very sour. Some nice sweetness from the wine barrels. Im not sure it has the complexity that it would with 5 different barrels. Definitely a lot going on. Petty tasty for a sour. Solid carbonation on the tongue. Almost syrupy and thick. A pretty solid and interesting sour

Photo of chefmikeanderson
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours cloudy orange with a real nice white one finger head. A little dash of lacing in there with some decent retention

S: There the sour for sure. The funky aged vinegar with some grassy notes and some grapefruit like tartness. making my mouth salivate.

T: Its not the sourest beer but my mouth gets a bomb of tartness which i want. has a lot of i guess maybe the chardonnay grassy character with a pronounced brett sour. Lots of tannins are overpowering the port barrel which is trying to poke its head out. has a lemon citrus taste after a few sips and a green grape presence

M: Carbonation is really done well with this one. my mouth gets really dried out which is expected so my palate is working hard.

D: I really dont get any alcohol in this, its pretty much just sour. I know there are beers that are more sour but I will have to say its got a great punch. Each sip I keep getting some new flavors so its fun to try to pick out something new. I think it might be a little more sour than the sui generis but a little more fruity. I cant choose which is better so thats a good thing in my book.

Photo of ptykozoon
2.95/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a lovely dirty orange. Excellent frothy, cloudy head and lacing.

Zesty citrus and funk. Orange peel, lemon and earthy bits. Smells VERY sour.

Taste is very complex sour goodness. Not as sour as I had anticipated but still good. Lots of earthiness in this one, floral bits too. Powerful cranberry/grapefruit finish. After a while, I get diacetyl flavors, too much buttery confusion; not sure if this is intended, but the taste is less than amazing.

The barrel ageing adds an oaky dimension. The mouthfeel is a bit too frothy/bubbly however for my taste.

A very interesting brew, glad I had the opportunity to try it. Though I don't think it's something I would pick up regularly.

Photo of brew3crew
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to urbancaver on this wonderful spring afternoon.

A-yellow amber in color with white head
S-very sour and funky. This style gets me every time
T-sour and funky yet very smooth and delicious. Cherry flavors stand out the most
M-sweet and smootj
D-very drinkable and funky. Like it a lot

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into chalice.

Pours 1/2 finger of beige head. Decent retention with some lace. Color is a clear golden amber.

Aroma: Cherries, oak, spice, green apples, acidic notes, decent amount of brett and funk. Some wine flavors.

Taste: Grapes and wine flavors up front. Cherries and green apples. Some spices. Oaky. Acidic. Pretty funky with a light amount of sour.

Mouthfeel: Funky and dry. Light to medium bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends pretty clean.

Overall, a decent sour. Reminded me a bit of RR sours, consecration specifically. Decent drinkability. I like it.

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Quinquepartite from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.