Quinquepartite - Avery Brewing Company

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 103
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
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:
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."

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-12-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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 djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
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 GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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 westcoastbeerlvr
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.

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 JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of zeff80
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
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 MasterSki
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of belgbeerdrinker. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Three fingers of orange-tinged foam that lingers indefinitely, leaving stick glass-coating lace. Opaque cider-like orange-brown color, with some tiny bubbles streams visible at the bottom of the glass.

S - Intense wood character, some dill, buttery Chardonnay oak, lactic sourness, light nostril-tingling acetic white wine vinegar, and sweet tropical fruits from the brett.

T - Taste is more tart and sour, with a green apple, vinous flavors, and a tannic finish. There's a faint toffee malt backbone from whatever the base beer(s) was. As it warms I get some pineapple brett flavors, as well as lactic sourness, buttery oak, and a faint dill flavor as well.

M - Tingly high carbonation, medium-full body that is actually appropriate for the listed ABV - no obvious alcohol though. Finishes largely sticky but with some tannins as well.

D - Judging from other reviews it seems the alcohol has dropped out quite a bit in the last six months. I had no problem putting down a 12oz on my own (my wife had a little bit too) and I would love to have this one again at some point. It's like a better version of Allagash Vagabond in some ways. My second-favorite offering from the Avery barrel-aged series behind Sui Generis.

Photo of drabmuh
3.2/5  rDev -22.3%
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 drewone
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
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 Beerandraiderfan
2.9/5  rDev -29.6%
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 glid02
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Quinquepartite from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.