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Eremita - Avery Brewing Company

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Eremita
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The first release in our Tap Room Only series, it’s a strong sour ale with a moderate lactic acid bite, a hint of acetic acid flavor, and some mild farmhouse funk that melds well with the red wine aroma.

(Beer added by: corby112 on 06-23-2011)
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-20-2013 14:58:50 | More by jaydoc
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at their brewery

YUM. A strong sour ale aged in Cabernet AND Zinfandel barrels.

Served in a little baby snifter, poured a dark, hazy brown, burnt orange around the edges, with a small layer of eggshell head; some streaking on the glass, but not much in the way of lacing, as would be expected from a high ABV brew. Aroma of tart fruits, cherries, white grapes, oranges, with some yeasty notes coming through. Blast of flavor, with lots of fruit, cherries, grapes, white wine, sour apple, citrus pith, oak, acetic acid (vinegar, but not that bitter), woody, all on a solid malt base. I'll say it again: YUM. Alcohol definitely noticeable, but that's how it goes. On the heavy end of medium-bodied, smooth, but very strong. Definitely drinkable, just use caution.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2011 21:08:42 | More by Rifugium
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at the tasting room.

Pours a very dark, hazy copper color that is completely opaque with dark golden orange hues and a frothy creamy two finger off white head.  Excellent retention only slowly fading into lasting cap.  Spots of soapy lace left behind.  

Tart, funky aroma with lots of earthy oak and dark fruit as well as some funky barnyard notes and musty Brett.  Vinegar acetic quality with vinous dark fruit notes, especially cherry and grape along with some toasted oak.  

Full bodied with a slight creamy texture with a tart, puckering presence up front that is sour without being very acidic.  Prominent barrel character with a good bit of toasted oak, vanilla and vinous dark fruit.  Hints of grape, sour dark cherry and a lingering vinegary puckering finish that makes me salivate for more.  

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2011 06:59:44 | More by corby112
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.8%

10-14-2012 04:14:10 | More by MarkyMOD
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Note: this was listed as Eremita III on the board. I'm assuming it's the same recipe.

Pours a rusty brown, clean and clear at Avery tap room. Small head, but poured that way

Puckering aroma, but not nasal burning. For me, sours can be offensive. This one flashes hints of sourness, but I wouldn't call it offensive. Tart dark cherries, some wine tannin.

The flavors are muffled by the feel. The dark cherries are probably the dominant. Some wet wood. Nice earthy spice. The sourness takes the cake without being a tongue killer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 18:38:04 | More by Mebuzzard
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-13-2013 14:30:04 | More by drummermattie02
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-16-2013 20:55:43 | More by eawolff99
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emmasdad

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Avery Tasting Room. $5 for a 5 ounce serving. Poured a hazy brownish color with a small ivory head. Tart on the nose, with aromas of barnyard funk, oak and caramel. On the palate, medium bodied and very tart, with flavors of caramel, oak and funk.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2011 21:27:54 | More by emmasdad
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Spider889

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this at the brewery on 9/24/11.

Served in a mini snifter (right on). The beer is vigorously carbonated and readily replenishes its foamy head. Leaves really nice lace for a sour. Slightly hazed, garnet in color.

The aroma is of really tart cherries and green apple skins. Acidic.

There's a nice lactic bite to the flavor, as well a a decent amount of sour cherry. Tart with some caramel on the finish.

Strong carbonation with fairly prominent alcohol heat.

Really nice beer... glad it was my first pick upon stopping into the brewery tap room.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 23:24:03 | More by Spider889
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-30-2013 00:07:31 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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claytong

Vermont

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

i believe the abv is 10.4, i know its 10 something.

appearance - orange amber, opaque from haze, good head that lingers the whole time im drinking

smell - sour apples, grapes, very fruity

taste - tangerines, sour apples, sweet lemon

mouthfeel - nice crisp dry finish

a solid sour. up there with rr's.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2011 21:39:40 | More by claytong
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

06-19-2012 20:24:57 | More by hiphopj5
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-15-2012 23:15:42 | More by carteravebrew
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-21-2013 02:48:19 | More by LotsofLupulin
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-18-2011 05:59:18 | More by RuckusDu
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-14-2011 18:00:57 | More by kkrez
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

02-14-2013 20:07:09 | More by AlaskanYoung
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LittleDon

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10 oz. in a tulip at the Avery Taproom on 8/15/11.

Apple cider color with a fair amount of haziness. Off-white head with fair retention an a small amount of lace. Aroma of wood and sour cherries. Nice carbonation up front, not too hard, not too soft. Medium amount of acidity and bitter finish. Description on beer menu indicates it was aged in Cabernet barrels. Oaken, wine-like characteristics middle to finish are similar to a Cab. Dry and light bodied.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2011 00:54:36 | More by LittleDon
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Anthony1

Colorado

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-15-2011 06:57:57 | More by Anthony1
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-15-2011 02:24:30 | More by Beerontwowheels
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a sampler snifter at Avery. Poured a nice hazy brownish-red color with a small off-white head that left minimal lacing. Aroma was very tart...sour grapes, citrus, cherries...a bit of funky nose to it as well. I was nervous to try this as I am not a big sour fan. The taste definitely made me pucker a bit...but it was an enjoyable sample. I could NOT drink a whole glass of this...very strong and harsh, at least on my palate. Tasted boozy...and of course the tart fruits were there...citrus, sour apples, sour grapes...maybe a tiny bit of oak flavor or malty flavor. Not much. VERY tart/sour.

To me, it wasn't drinkable. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation...I think this style just isn't for me, but it was a good brew and DEFINITELY memorable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2011 23:37:05 | More by MsRif
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jfstilling

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-28-2011 23:55:57 | More by jfstilling
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-09-2011 07:52:14 | More by quine
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-03-2013 14:16:20 | More by bulldogg915
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emaciated

California

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, ABV-10.6%

A-Red, with a small amount of white head.

S-Tart cherries, red wine.

T-Oak, more red wine and tart cherries.

M-Clean and crisp.

O-A good sour, definitely tastes like it was aged in zin and cab barrels as advertised. Loving this offering from Avery

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2011 03:20:40 | More by emaciated
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Eremita from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.