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Eremita - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
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.

Rifugium, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -7.8%

MarkyMOD, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of corby112
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.  

corby112, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

afsdan, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
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.

Mebuzzard, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Rhettroactive, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

drummermattie02, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

eawolff99, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of emmasdad
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.

emmasdad, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of Spider889
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.

Spider889, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of claytong
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.

claytong, Jul 12, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

LotsofLupulin, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

carteravebrew, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

RuckusDu, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of bleedsblu
4/5  rDev -7.8%

bleedsblu, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

AlaskanYoung, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of LittleDon
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.

LittleDon, Aug 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Anthony1, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bulldogg915, Apr 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Beerontwowheels, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of MsRif
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.

MsRif, Oct 29, 2011
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Eremita from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.