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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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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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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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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

04-27-2014 02:19:01 | More by djrn2
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WeisGuy

New York

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-08-2013 01:06:20 | More by millerbuffoon
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -21.2%

Man was this a let down. Not that it was a bad beer. I just thought it was going to be the best thing that has ever happened. A sour, aged in all these barrels. I thought this was going to be Avery's golden gem other then Brother Jacob. But instead it was like most of Avery's beers. Drinkable.

04-06-2013 19:23:16 | More by vinny21bal
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16%

08-08-2013 01:04:31 | More by DaveHack
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.31/5  rDev -14.5%

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.

01-09-2014 23:11:05 | More by rudzud
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

Shared at a line up with all the Avery sours, this was one of the not horrid ones and in this group that is a compliment. This one was more vinous than I expected but by this time all expectations were lost.

Beer is reddish / brown with a tan head, low retention, no lacing, some carbonation, Looks good.

Aroma is sour, secondary metabolites, sharp, vinous, grapes.

Beer is a little fruity still but the sharpness of the finish sort of detracts from the experience for me, it is way sour, very tart, a little solventy. I don't think I'd have it again.

12-05-2012 17:21:12 | More by drabmuh
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mhenson42

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-21-2013 21:23:47 | More by mhenson42
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rand

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-11-2012 15:33:18 | More by FullObs
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-21-2012 04:05:18 | More by chippo33
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-16-2013 21:43:20 | More by AlexFields
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-04-2013 03:22:50 | More by ncaudle
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Ryan_MillerTime

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-18-2014 02:46:28 | More by Ryan_MillerTime
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-13-2014 08:24:53 | More by zestar
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-15-2014 21:44:43 | More by jbaker67
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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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AgentZero

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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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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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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gford217

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -7%

12oz bottle.

Pours a hazy reddish brown with a tan head with pink hues. Head is smallish and recedes to a thin cap with spotty lacing.

Aroma is very much like a red wine with plen Cabernet characteristics, but with some sweet sugary notes mixed in. Definitely some oak as well. Nt much Brett that I detect.

More red wine up front in the taste with some sugar and yeast underneath. The finish is dry and earthy with a heavy red wine slant. Brett makes an appearance but is not as prominent as the wine.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Having just had the last barrel series, this one doesn't quite stack up to the Muscat D'Amour, but it's not bad. Definitely for the red wine lover.

08-10-2012 02:48:04 | More by gford217
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a slightly murky red with a reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of sour and tart fruits along with some woody aromas. Taste is of malt, tart fruits (especially grapes), and some wood flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing too great.

04-10-2012 03:21:07 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

Thanks, Jason! Bottle into tulip.

A - Pours dark ruby reddish color, light off-white colored head, thin collar.

S - The closest nose to actual wine I've ever smelled. Reminds me of a Syrah, very strong and tannic. Must, oak, wine, jam, dark fruits.

T - Again, very Cab/Syrah-like, grapes, big tannis, big oak. It pretty much drinks like a wine, and the 11% fits in just about perfectly. Finish is dry oak tartness.

M - Medium body, light carbonation, dry finish.

O - Pretty cool beer...looks/smells/tastes just like a Cab or Syrah. That said, if I wanted to drink wine, I'd just open a bottle. Something unique and cool to try, but not something I'd have all the time.

03-23-2012 15:46:52 | More by Sean9689
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Recolte Sauvage from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.