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Immitis - Avery Brewing Company

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 48
Gots: 43 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 09-07-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of illidurit
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of scray24, shared at the December iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours dark brown with a tiny tan head. Solid sourness coupled with a really nice roast/cocoa character. Usually the sour + roasty thing doesn’t appeal to me but this is really really good. Very sour flavor with cocoa, full round red wine, and even some salted peanuts. Don’t ask me. It works.

Photo of Pencible
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy dark mahogany with almost no head.
S: It smelled like red wine and oak and sour yeast, with some vinegar and dark chocolate and pepper.
T: It tasted super sour and tart, with oak and vinegar and some red wine and citrus and dark chocolate, and a bit of pepper and blue cheese. It had a clean and lasting sour aftertaste.
M: It was thin and very bubbly, like champagne.
D: This was a great sour with tons of zinfandel character. It had a refined tart scent and taste with fitting body. The alcohol was pretty well hidden too, but this must be sipped to enjoy and contemplate. Could probably age a long time. Recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Khazadum
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, burgundy, low carb. Simple body.

Burnt grain, grapes, tart cherry. Acetone at back end, volatile.

So much better in tastes. Very puckering. Acidic, acetic. Grapes, strong lactic, some harsh tannins.

Lips biting, cheek puckering. Great lingering sticky flavor.

Photo of rsdaugherty
2.83/5  rDev -30.3%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of auroracrisis
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of russwbeck
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of kmatlack
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Immitis from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.