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Immitis - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 46
Gots: 44 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.54% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 09-07-2011)
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My man Kiddwhiz hooked this up, thanks man! Poured from bottle to Duvel tulip. Bottle dated 8/17/2011. The beer pours a deep rich black color with clack edges, only towards the end of the glass did I see a deep mahogany hue when the beer was thin, otherwise very dark. A nice 2 finger light tan head with good retention and lacing. The aroma is prevalent the second you crack the bottle and builds with intensity as the beer warms. Tart and sour upfront with hints of fruit: apples and a hint of cherry, a distinct oaky zinfandel tone that works well with the fruit. A hint of funk on the back end as well. Smells great. The flavor starts very much the same with an immediate sour tartness on the tongue. The apple and cherry fruit flavors are more pronounced and work well with the sourness. The oak zinfandel is less prevalent but provides a gentle tone that lasts throughout the beer. Finishes dry and sour with a lingering sour apple flavor. A thin caramel malt flavor and mild bitterness accompanies the more dominant theme of the beer. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall, this beer was a treat and a half. I wish I could find more to enjoy, extremely recommended.

hopfacebrew, Mar 21, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of ricoch3t
5/5  rDev +23.5%

ricoch3t, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Golden Road Brewing Grand Opening Party
Golden Road Brewing
Los Angeles, CA

Dark brown with glowing auburn and ruby edges and a thin khaki colored head; this leaves the glass nearly clean, with just a few splotches of lace down the glass.

Stinging sourness, a bit of wood, and a strong vanilla component are the major makings of this beer's aroma, and it's my favorite aspect of this beer. There's also a bit of comforting barnyard/hay aroma which I think is a nice complement.

This is a delicious, and unique, sour red. There's a strong, biting sourness throughout, earthy and bittersweet vanilla, cherries, a bit of oak flavor, and a hint of tangy yeast.

Thin to medium mouthfeel, though a bit oily.

I really enjoyed this beer a lot--an interesting take on the Flanders red style.

ehammond1, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of mocktm
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

mocktm, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

acurtis, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A masterful creation, and i must say the nexus of wine and beer, and oak. Somewhat cherry, tannic but not unpleasantly so. Solid Red body with fast disappearing head. Above average mouthfeel. Ageing a year has likely helped it, and very good drinkability for the style, a function of understated carbonation.Thanks JMBH.

Sammy, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Gonzoillini, May 23, 2014
Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +23.5%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of hiphopj5
5/5  rDev +23.5%

hiphopj5, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

GRG1313, May 25, 2014
Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to BeermmanuelLewis for this beer. Cheers! Split with my brother-in-law.

Appearance – Pours a quite dark, chocolate color into a tulip. Slight head is achieved with a vigorous pour, and the head dissipates almost instantly.

Smell – Barnyard funk, must, sour/tart cherries and granny smith apples. Tannin, oak, and alcohol.

Taste – Similar to the aroma. The first sip makes my mouth pucker a ton. Heavy tannin, cherries, oak, red wine vinegar, alcohol and acidic qualities. My throat gets quite a bit of warming.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, lower carbonation, slightly creamy, finishes dry and burning.

Overall – Wow. A very intense sour. Nothing like Meretrix. Heavy acidity and burning is not the most favorable experiences, but the sour was interesting nonetheless. Have one more I will sit on for a few years to see what happens.

SpdKilz, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Diomede, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of leprakhan
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

leprakhan, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev -1.2%

LotsofLupulin, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of rsdaugherty
2.78/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into pint glass
A – 1 finger fizzy tan head disappeared quickly to a glass ring, no lacing. Beer is a hazy & deep burgundy-brown 4
S – An acidic red wine nose dominates with sour/tart cherries, a grape/apple sweetness 3.5
T – Very tart cherries, citric acid, in a tannic red wine base with vinegar notes and a very slight sweetness. Notes of the barrel definitely present 2.5
M – Moderate body, mild carbonation, a finish I’ll call dry but with so much acidity it is what it is, thinner 2.5
O – Bummed, perhaps a bit too much of a sour for me, I really enjoyed Dihos Dactylion and was hoping for an equal. As I look up the definition of Immitis - cruel| rough| harsh| sour; rude| rough – all of them apply here 2.5

rsdaugherty, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of tms2929
5/5  rDev +23.5%

tms2929, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -1.2%

WeisGuy, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of TheSquire23
5/5  rDev +23.5%

TheSquire23, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of afipsycho13
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

afipsycho13, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of ASUBeer
4/5  rDev -1.2%

ASUBeer, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Colossus snifter.

Appearance: Pours a very dark mahogany color with just a hint of off white head that disappears completely.

Smell: Extremely tart and somewhat funky. I'm picking up a lot of wine and some dark fruit.

Taste: Really tart. The wine barrels have added some really nice tart wine and wood to the flavor. The tart, vinegary sourness mixes with some acidity and it is quite intense on the tongue. I'm enjoying this.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer a lot. I is intense, but I'm liking the sourness. I probably won't have another, but I would given the chance.

oline73, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Bottled Aug 17th, 2011.

2.5 A: Very dark brown, nearly black color. Just about a half finger of fizzy head that fell quickly and left just traces of lacing.

4.0 S: I wondered if this was aged in white or red zinfindel barrels, but one whiff quickly answered that (red). Big vinous grape component with a strong acetic acidity. Earthy and animal funk with a rotting log undertone. Oaky with lots of cherry fruitiness and toasty malts.

4.0 T: Interesting mix of acetic and lactic acid. The acetic hits you hard and quick at the start. Then the tangy lactic sets in, giving peachy and cherry fruitiness. Vinous grape again. Oaky with a mild vanilla component and surprsingly little tannins. Earthy and fruity funk.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Very smooth despite the acidity.

4.0 D: I definitely enjoyed this. Lots of good flavors with a nice balance of acidity and funk.

DavoleBomb, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of aasher
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was shared by Alewatcher, thanks Jeff!

This beer pours a medium bodied cola brown in color with a slight cream colored head. The nose is very malty and sweet. I get a lot of red fruit, grape skins, and chocolatey and caramel malts. Very strange and unique nose. The flavors are interesting to say the least. It is sweet and has plenty of grape juice characteristics, but not really Zinfandel. The initial flavor profile is dark malts and grape juice. It then takes a crazy turn to dry and tart, a really strange type sour. It finishes really dry and leaves a grape jolly rancher type grape sweetness behind. It's not exactly my cup of tea. It drinks light to medium in body with good carbonation. It's an interesting beer and a unique sour.

aasher, Jan 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Kaydogg, Dec 08, 2011
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Immitis from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.