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Recolte Sauvage - Avery Brewing Company

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Recolte SauvageRecolte Sauvage

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very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 27
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.03% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: claytong on 02-14-2012)
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Reviews by UpToMeBeer:
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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Similar quality to its sister-release, the Muscat D'Amour-- Good, but not great. I like the medium-to-full-body character. The taste has some complexity to it, but nothing really shines. A decent Cab Sav grape/red cherry dominates, with a hint of oak. Minimal sourness, and not much on the finish. Mine was a bottle purchased at the release about 9 months prior at Avery.

UpToMeBeer, Dec 05, 2012
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A - Dark reddish colored beer with an off-white head.

S - Smells a lot like wine. A bit jammy, with a bit of oak coming through.

T - Tastes more like wine than any beer I've ever had. Nice tannic notes and grape flavors with some good barrel influence.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

O - If you like wine, you should probably stick to wine. If you like a beer that is trying to be a wine, maybe you should drink this. Interesting, but this isn't really better than just a good beer or good bottle of wine.

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A big time grape aroma wafts up from the glass; with brett must and oaky barrel notes following. The flavor is also very grape-like and jammy, but less sweet than expected and highly tannic. Vinous, fairly oaky, moderately dry. I am on the fence as I drink this; the flavor is a little shallow and perhaps just not all that tasty. Are we closer to a quality Cabarnet or to Manischevitz? At least it’s definitely drier than the latter.

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Recolte Sauvage from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.