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Meretrix - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 146
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: Schmittymack on 07-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip

A: Hazy almost murky mix of red/orange/brown with a finger of white bubbles that quickly recedes to a ring.

S: Huge sour cherry aroma with some musty funk and tartness. I get some spices in the way of nutmeg as well.

T: A bit more dry than I was expecting, lactic acid mixes with sour cherry in a pleasant and moderate way. I get quite a bit of vinous qualities as well. Everything mixes very well together.

M: A bit thicker than average with strong but appropriate carbonation.

O: Very nice. Great balance of lactic sourness with sour cherry, funk, and vinous qualities. Not overly complex, but very good.

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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to someone for sharing this at the DFW-area Beer Advocate tasting at the Addison Flying Saucer in August 2011.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the sour cherries with a good dose of brown sugar thrown in. The flavor is similar. There is a ton of sour cherry, as well as quite a bit of vinegar, some oak and some brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

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3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper, just slightly brown. Minimal head and retention. Aromas of cherry and wine dominate, with earthy blackberry undertones. Intensely sour flavors of pie cherries and lemon. Just enough bitterness to finish clean. Another nice beer in the Avery barrel-aged series.

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3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the more sour of this series. Near-wine, the taste is here but you know its not wine itself. Reddish colour, disappearing head. Above average mouthfeel, a sipper and good drinkability with a full meal. Very good creation, and worth seeking out for sour fans. Wine fumes.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden reddish orange. Nice white head. Looks pretty solid. Smells grapey and cherry heavy. Oak, lots of tartness. Tastes great. Lots of cherry tartness. Very tart. Oak is heavy and nice. Highly carbonated.... Maybe a bit too much. Overall a very enjoyable sour

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Meretrix from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.