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Recolte Sauvage - Avery Brewing Company

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Recolte SauvageRecolte Sauvage

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BA SCORE
87
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 28
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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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by UpToMeBeer:
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UpToMeBeer

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

12-05-2012 04:33:04 | More by UpToMeBeer
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-17-2012 22:07:34 | More by quirkzoo
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-21-2013 21:23:47 | More by mhenson42
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-20-2012 18:31:07 | More by hiphopj5
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-15-2013 02:32:36 | More by SpdKilz
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-28-2012 16:09:42 | More by hoppymcgee
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-26-2012 23:51:02 | More by st9647v3
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New York

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-31-2012 20:34:40 | More by WeisGuy
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Nebraska

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-25-2013 13:22:14 | More by MinorThreat
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-03-2014 19:32:47 | More by Rhettroactive
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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-27-2012 23:07:59 | More by SiflandOlly
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

07-08-2012 23:12:08 | More by ucsbmullet
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-03-2012 17:32:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-22-2013 03:28:07 | More by rand
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -29.5%

Bottle courtesy of fortsambo. Served in a mini snifter. Pours dark with a thin head and not too much retention. The nose has a heavy whiff of red-wine grapes along with oak and acidity. Dark fruits and berries in the background. Flavor is similar, with a heavy emphasis on the barrel character. Medium body. A bit tannic. Interesting, but not something I’d revisit right away.

12-15-2012 18:59:22 | More by Thorpe429
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-12-2012 14:41:27 | More by carteravebrew
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Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Another shared by Jason.

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.

04-15-2012 14:51:17 | More by AgentZero
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Pours a deep, dark red color with a small off-white head. Holy crap does this smell sweet. Intense grape aroma and just as much sweet jam kind of smell. Lots of berry type notes to it (blackberry and boysenberry, mostly). The flavor is no different. Intense sugary sweetness with berry jam and overripe grapes dominating. Some red wine, a bit of wood, and minimal tartness to break up the sweetness.

07-17-2012 17:59:52 | More by womencantsail
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Illinois

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Pennsylvania

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Montana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-11-2012 07:07:22 | More by EricCioe
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -7%

This is an interesting beer though for my money not quite as successful as Muscat D’Amour. Looks very much like a glass of red wine, with its fine ruby hue, save for the very small and rapidly dissipating head and a little clump of yeasty particles coming to rest at the bottom of the glass. No lacing whatsoever.

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.

Mouthfeel is pretty wine-like as well; light, with just a touch of carbonation. Again, this was a very interesting and thought provoking blurring of the lines between wine and beer; I only wish I had enjoyed it a little more. Leaves me wondering if this is merely mediocre wine, mediocre beer, or something else entirely different…and possibly mediocre as well. Not bashing here, because I certainly didn’t hate it. I was just left a little confused about my own impressions and whether I thought this was anything particularly good or not.

05-12-2012 02:11:32 | More by tobelerone
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Recolte Sauvage from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.