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Quinquepartite - Avery Brewing Company

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%
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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Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 35
Photo of BearsOnAcid
2.45/5  rDev -40.5%
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 Beerandraiderfan
2.88/5  rDev -30.1%
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 ptykozoon
2.95/5  rDev -28.4%
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 drabmuh
3.23/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer is amber wtih a thin white head, no lacing, no retention.

Aroma is all wine with a little lactic sourness, a little succinic sharpness, and some oak...actually a lot of oak.

Beer is sort of like a sour wine, there are several in this series that just end up tasting like spoiled wine, this is one of them. I don't like, not a repeat.

Photo of MagicalBeerMan
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of davistabuff
3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of craytonic
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pour is a slightly hazy/cloudy orange-red-amber, very small head, no lacing.

Smell: Relatively funky nose, slight bits of used diaper. Also some horse blanket, vanilla, balsamic vinegar, oak and brown sugar

Taste: Funk, tart cherries, minerals, balsamic vinegar, oak and a diaper plastic finish.

Mouthfeel: medium to light body, slightly aggressive carbonation

Drinkability: not that it says much, but this is my favorite of the series and they do keep improving. I hope they can get rid of the off-diaper notes, not the good type of funk.

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
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 emmasdad
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
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 zestar
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
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 mondegreen
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
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 Mora2000
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a lightly clouded, orange-yellow body with a wispy, white head.

Smell: Judiciously funky nose, neither subtle nor overblown, with a pressing leathery and horseblanket aspect and supporting notes of dried bitter citrus peels, vanilla, and still-damp wine barrels.

Taste: Meager bready barley maltiness slides into dusty, leathery tones. IV-style drip of tart cherry juice cut with mineral water, white wine, and a generous splash of cracklingly acidic "Matt's Gasline Lemonade". Slightly creamy, tannic oakiness. Quin swings both acetic and lactic throughout the taste. Drying, warming, and with a sprightly carbonation on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high, effervescent carbonation.

Drinkability: It's a pleasant American-born wild ale. Give it a try if you happen to come across one of the scant few bottles out there.

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Quinquepartite from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.