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Immitis - Avery Brewing Company

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
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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12-15-2011 06:57:42 | More by Anthony1
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-08-2011 15:22:33 | More by Kaydogg
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2/5  rDev -50.6%

12-07-2011 23:53:37 | More by FarmerTed
Photo of auroracrisis


4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz into a Duvel tulip.

Dark mahogany with crimson highlights, and a beige head that quickly dissipates into a ring around the edges.

Opens with fruity vinous notes similar to red currants and pear. Some tannin and a touch of grape with an acidic quality to it.

On the tongue, we again have those nice fruity red currants with a very sharp, acidic bite. Pears and grapes move in and smooth things out, with a touch of oak and a hint at vanilla.

Medium bodied with low carbonation, some drying and a bit sticky.

Good wine like fruityness with some barrel presence and a biting sour. If you like the Avery sours, this one is worth a try too.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 08:18:14 | More by auroracrisis
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-03-2011 03:23:05 | More by mocktm
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-29-2011 00:33:43 | More by jfstilling
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-28-2011 01:26:42 | More by TheSquire23
Photo of russwbeck


4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very interesting pour. Deep brown with hints of ruby on the edges. An extremely creamy khaki colored head rises up and lasts forever. Just a ton of lacing down the side of the glass. The head is very stubborn, it won't go away!

S: Very tart, a ton of dark fruits and cherries/raspberries. Some booze is coming through as well as a nice maltiness.

T: Wow the taste is all about the booze and the tartness. A lot of dark fruits create the base for this, and is complimented by a slight funkiness, and some notes from the barrel. Not getting a lot of, but surely some, Zinfandel.

MF: Medium to heavy body for an American Wild Ale, carbonated very well, and the notes of alcohol are not overbearing.

O: I very much enjoy the taste, so I think it's pretty darn drinkable. Love the mix of tartness, booze, and dark fruits. Becoming a huge fan of the Avery sour series.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 23:07:48 | More by russwbeck
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-20-2011 08:54:49 | More by mfield14
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-20-2011 06:42:13 | More by dixonmp
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-16-2011 19:44:50 | More by coreymcafee
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-16-2011 19:22:11 | More by ricoch3t
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-16-2011 04:36:31 | More by tms2929
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-14-2011 18:09:37 | More by kkrez
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4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok, first off has anyone noticed all the awesome sours in the background of this beers picture? Holy shit.

12 oz bottle poured into my Duvel tulip. Bottled Aug 17 2011.

A- Pours a dark brown color with slight ruby hues around the edges. Creamy khaki color head just barely covers the top of the beer. Very fine bubbles, its a nice change of pace from sours that dont have much of a head.

S- A ruthless blast of funk on the nose. Sweet green apples, tart fruits, the oak starts to shine through, grapes, wine, acidic lemon. God this smells great, im hoping the taste follows the nose here, my mouth is watering.

T- Delicious, mouth puckering sourness. Green apples and white wine, followed by relatively strong oak notes that creates kindof a clashing buttery flavor on the back end but its just barely noticeable. A little sweetness on the palate, acidic lemons, more wine, Brett funkiness, lingering oak. Amazing.

M- Mouthfeel is thin, carbonation is good, not as dry as i would like it, but im not very concerned about it.

O- This was an amazing beer. I get so stoked on sours that i tend to give high ratings, but this one is definitely deserving of the badge of honor im giving it. Drink this one slowly folks, it sneaks up on you. Bravo Avery, bravo.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 03:33:20 | More by kmatlack
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC on 10/25/11.
Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a dark reddish brown color. There is a small layer of foam resting on top. The foam slowly falls, leaving behind some lace on the glass. The nose is very sour and boozy. It is funky and acidic. There is also some hop aroma, along with a bit of dark fruit and wine. The taste pretty much follows the nose. It is mouth puckering sour, and there is some tart wine and woody flavors. I am also getting quite a bit of acidity, mostly on the back end. The finish leaves lingering sour acidic, and wine flavors on the palate. This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down pretty easy and has a big mouth puckering sourness to it. It is also tart, acidic, and dryness to it. This has good drinkability. I wouldn't mind a few glasses of it over an evening. Overall, I think it is a nice sour beer, and I would drink it again. I definitely think it is worth a try if you come across it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2011 17:52:06 | More by JizackFH
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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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 20:30:01 | More by oline73
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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From an excerpt mybeerbuzz.com:

"(Immitis is a) new 9.54% ABV brew will be bottled on Aug 12 in 12oz bottles with a limited production of 198 cases. Immitis was aged in Zinfandel Barrels…”No. 9 IMMITIS – Mercilessly & cruel sour. A very dark & superb blend from 11 of our finest first use Zinfandel barrels. So yes, expect loads of barrel character to compliment the malt & acidity. Brewed with Imported specialty Belgian malted barley, malted wheat, Saccharomyces yeast, Brettanomyces yeast, Lactobacillus & Pediococcus.” For those wondering Immitis is Latin for cruel, harsh, rough, sour or rude!"

Certainly a complicated brew that goes in a lot of different directions for ultimate complexity and sharply savory character.

Immitis pours with a modestly carbonated lap into the glass. The medium-dark brown ale carries a mild haze while developing a creamy lightly tanned head that regenerates with a gentle swirl of the glass; even at the last sip. Light on lace, the acidity seems to impeed this notable character.

Sharp lactic tartness, fruity esters, and sheer acidity shapes the beer with aromas of black cherries, limes, crabapples, balsamic, red wines, and apple cider vinegar. A firm backbone of malt provides a slight toast and black peppercorn character. The aroma of corn whisky mash has an intriguing tannic, grainy, and spicy phenolic character that provides balance against the sour notes. Classy pedio-character provides a complex horsey, dusty, and must scent that reminds me of sandalwood, mossy, and degredating woods.

Cleaner and creamier in flavor, the cherries, under-rippened berries, lime, red grapes, and vinegar sourness shows a very sharp and defined pang to the tongue. Aided by that balance of toast, walnuts, pepper, and woody malt flavors, softer elements of almond and malted milk seems to soften the blow of sharp vinegar flavor. Calm hop bitterness weaves into the sour matrix and contributes an exacerbated flavor of both. Lightly salty, a flavor of brine or sea water accompanies the balsamic and red wine vinous flavor in finish.

Acidic, sharp, and astringent from the onset, the obvious pang of sourness attacks the sides of the tongue, inside of cheeks, and teeth in aggressivley low pH fashion. With a lightly malty/fatty mid palate that's aided with embedded creamy carbonation, the early texture is fruity tart, yet finishes with a fleeting adicidity, tannic, and surprisingly mild alcohol warmth.

Aggressive throughout, the balance of sour fruits, wood aging, and toast are enough to make my tongue sweat (didn't know that could happen). Yet the beer is very appealing to many who like Belgian Flanders Red Ales. A very rewarding and challenging sour option.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2011 16:07:58 | More by BEERchitect
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 21:23:22 | More by rye726
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2011 22:14:21 | More by ehammond1
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2.42/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Kind of an ugly brown beer with a tan head. Head faded to a bit of a ring with some minor stick on the sides.

S - A lot of balsamic vinegar here. I guess they were going for vinous but the wine seems to have turned. A lot of caramel malts, some funk.

T - Some caramel malts. Unfortunately it's massively heavy on vinegar and horribly astringent. Pretty bad stuff.

M - Medium bodied, lower carbonation, a bit harsh on the end.

O - Not a good beer. I'm not sure I would have picked this out as an American Wild given how malt forward it is. Really just a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 18:25:49 | More by AgentZero
Photo of SirSketch


4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Creamy brown sugar head on top of a dark brown beer.

S - Moderately sour aroma with a great interplay of nutty malt and peaches. There is a corn husk smell you might get from bourbon, and slight oak, too.

T - Loads of cherries and red wine tannins. The toasty, nutty malt really shines, even though the beer is punishingly sour... in a good way, of course!

M - Medium body and covers the mouth with tannin sweetness. My only complaint is that the beer has a much too sweet aftertaste.

O - Wonderful malt forward sour with a nice touch of tannin character. Absolutely worth seeking out!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 04:41:59 | More by SirSketch
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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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 01:23:19 | More by SpdKilz
Immitis from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.