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Immitis - Avery Brewing Company

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 46
Gots: 45 | 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 rye726:
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This is the second beer in the series that I found the be adequately sour for a sour beer. The others, aside from Meterix, were quite boring and lacked any sort of substantial sourness. Nice depth and complexity. Well balanced, clean crisp body. Drinks well. Looks like Avery is starting to head in the right direction with these beers. And considering beers like voltron and platypus, it has taken way too long.

10-25-2011 21:23:22 | More by rye726
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-16-2011 19:22:11 | More by ricoch3t
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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

On Tap

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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.

10-21-2011 22:14:21 | More by ehammond1
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-03-2011 03:23:05 | More by mocktm
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

02-03-2013 01:18:06 | More by acurtis
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Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

03-01-2012 04:24:07 | More by Sammy
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-23-2014 02:23:35 | More by Gonzoillini
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-14-2011 18:09:37 | More by kkrez
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

06-19-2012 20:25:41 | More by hiphopj5
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-25-2014 07:22:59 | More by GRG1313
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

10-09-2011 01:23:19 | More by SpdKilz
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-10-2012 20:14:25 | More by Diomede
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-01-2013 06:56:20 | More by leprakhan
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-21-2013 02:48:32 | More by LotsofLupulin
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2.78/5  rDev -31.4%

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

12-24-2011 21:56:40 | More by rsdaugherty
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-16-2011 04:36:31 | More by tms2929
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-31-2012 20:34:11 | More by WeisGuy
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-28-2011 01:26:42 | More by TheSquire23
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-07-2012 15:51:45 | More by afipsycho13
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-09-2012 18:36:33 | More by ASUBeer
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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

10-29-2011 20:30:01 | More by oline73
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3.93/5  rDev -3%

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.

01-28-2012 00:09:50 | More by DavoleBomb
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-08-2014 23:03:42 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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3.58/5  rDev -11.6%

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.

01-20-2012 01:57:16 | More by aasher
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-08-2011 15:22:33 | More by Kaydogg
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Immitis from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.