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Meretrix - Avery Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 147
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.62% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Schmittymack on 07-17-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

funkyaudio, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

zestar, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 4.14.14
Bottled Jun 29, 2011

A - Dark amber with a fizzy dark tan head that is gone fast.

S - Tart cherry, oak, raspberry.

T - Tart cherry and oak, a nice sour without being a puckerer.

D - Good cabonation with a light body.

O - Nice cherry and oak flavors with a balanced tartness. Good beer.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

jzeilinger, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Knapp85, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

djrn2, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice solid white/tan head with good retention. Great clarity. No lacing. Fantastic legs. Brew is rosey red with a nice pink undertone.

Strawberry, cherry, cranberry, white grape must. Sweet, tartness, Not vinegar. No lemon, slight lime.

Dry, earthy, strawberry, cherry, green apple, tart, nicely full. Fruity, aromatic. Great full sour. Carbonation is very solid and high, appropriate. Body is medium and well blended. Sweetness is rock-solid and gracious! This is an amazingly well rounded beer. Slight awkward bite at the very end. Not a vinegar sour at all. Solid.

It's nearly a perfect beer. This has to be near the pinnacle of Avery Barrel Series... Way beyond recommended. I will definitely be seeking another, just encase someone has an extra lying around. Thanks RuckusD for the swap!!!

chugalug06, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

budsandsuds8, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

AlexFields, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

dkw0063, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ncaudle, Jul 04, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: bottle at City Tap House, Philly, PA

Slightly hazy reddish-brown pour with a thin ringlet of bubbles on top. Aroma was fairly lactic, with a good dose of cherries and red grapes. The aroma was accurately reflected in the taste, cherries, red wine, lactic notes, tart but not puckering, dry oakiness, a hint of vanilla and sugary malt base. Enjoyable. Medium body, alcohol was right about where it should have been, moderate carbonation, dry, and easily sippable.

Rifugium, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Gonzoillini, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

drummermattie02, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

vonnegut21, Feb 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -42%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served with all the other Avery beers. Beer is amber with a tan / off white head, small bubbles, low retention.

Aroma is cherries and some acetic notes. A little bite.

The tartness of the cherries almost plays well with the bite from the acetic but overall this beer is over the hill and going down. Drink them now, they aren't getting any better.

drabmuh, Dec 05, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip. Bottled Jun 29, 2011.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed medium amber color. Short lived fizzy off-white head.

3.5 S: Big cherry notes right from the start. Moderately tart with a potent helping of acetic acid. Plum, raisin, mixed berry, and pomagranate fruits. Caramel maltiness with vinous grape. Mildly earthy with a tough of musty funk and some outdoorsy dirtiness. Lightly tannic with soft vanilla and oak notes. Booze is well hidden.

3.5 T: Again tart cherries lead the way. More funky and less fruity than the nose, though the fruits mentioned are still easily discernable. Vinous grape is a lot more apparent though. Caramel, hints of brown sugar, and toastiness. Moderate acetic acid and a surprisingly amount of tangy lactic acid. Basement must funk predominates. Tannic astringency is a little stronger than I'd like, but it's not too distracting. Booze is also apparent in the taste, but again, not too distracting. Lots of oak and a mild vanilla.

3.0 M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation, but it's a little too bity for my liking. Also lacking creaminess.

3.0 D: Decent beer, but it's a little too unrefined. More astringency than I'd like, harsh carbonation, and not enough flavor integration. Might be better with more time, but it's still a little rough right now.

DavoleBomb, Oct 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

bauermj, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

MarkyMOD, Sep 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

CelticAleMan, Aug 16, 2012
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Meretrix from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.