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Recolte Sauvage - Avery Brewing Company

Recolte SauvageRecolte Sauvage

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BA SCORE
87
very good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%


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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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 04:33:04 | More by UpToMeBeer
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3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received as an extra in a trade a long while back. Bottled on Jan 26, 2012. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear garnet hue with a thin half finger tannish head that fades quickly to an aggressively bubbling blanket. Looks really carbonated.

S - Aromas of lots of vinous grapes, cherries, nice must, light funky sourness. Quite nice though there is a super faint metallic aroma flashing in and out.

T - Taste is not nearly as good as the nose. Very sweet, almost cloyingly so. Sweet cherries and darker fruits. Almost a port like flavour, light tannic wood notes, very sharp red wine almost brandy like flavours. Actually quite harsh on the end. This would benefit from some sourness.

M - Mouthfeel is a lot less carbonated than I thought it was going to be . Dry finish but actually quite boozy still.

O - Overall I was let down by this beer. It drinks like a very harsh red wine, which while fine is not what a beer should be. Sprinkle in some sourness, some vinegar notes or what have you and this would be fine. Ah, oh well.

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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 26 June 2012. Tasted 2 November 2013.

Pours a medium cherry-wood brown. Clear, despite the accumulation of grit in the bottle. Half-finger of pale orange-hued head, okay retention, not much lacing (as expected for a wild).

Smell is the high point. Fruity and tart in equal measures, delightful and well-balanced. It has a sweet fulness that melds well with the light sour. Cherries, red grape must, and brandy, with a sour twist.

In the same way that the smell is balanced, the taste is not. Far too sweet and fruity for my tastes, with only a dash of sour to balance it out. Much heavier on the brandy and the medium-dark stone fruit. Cherries and wood and fortified red wine. Not really bad, but not what I was hoping for.

Feel is a downer. Overly buoyant, probably from the alcohol. Medium-bodied, a little on the heavy side, and kinda flat. The combination of that expansive balloon sense, and the low carbonation, make for an overwhelming experience (and not in a good way).

If I could just smell this, I'd be happy. The taste and the feel reveal another side, a heavier, fruitier, overly sweet and buoyant side. On balance, pretty darn good; but I'll stick to the nose.

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Recolte Sauvage from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.