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Meretrix - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 146
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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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

CelticAleMan, Aug 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

beerwolf77, Aug 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

tdjb, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.18/5  rDev -3%
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.

coreyfmcdonald, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Mora2000, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of kscaldef
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

kscaldef, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Romulux, May 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

goosewhisperer, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

leschkie, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

WeisGuy, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -10%
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.

Sammy, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

buffs9, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

RSchaeffer, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

tlbarsh, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

imperialking, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

leprakhan, Dec 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

Anthony1, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

quine, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

teamizm, Dec 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

seeswo, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
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

Urbancaver, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

brew3crew, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

jfstilling, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

GRG1313, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16%

lcmir23, Nov 22, 2011
Meretrix from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.