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Odio Equum - Avery Brewing Company

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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 79
Gots: 67 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 10-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Belgian-style Red Ale with raspberries aged in first-use Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by justforrazors:
Photo of justforrazors
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into HF wine glass at 45 degrees.

A- Pours a ruby verging on brown that looks brilliantly clear with a brown to off-white half inch head that very quickly fades to a ring around the outside of the glass. Minimal retention and lacing.

S- Starts off with a big acetic blast that took me aback, but underneath there is a really nice jammy raspberry that makes me look forward to taking a sip much more than the initial vinegar shock. A very small tobacco/cedar note, maybe the barrel coming through? There doesn't seem to be a ton of barnyard, maybe a little mustyness on the back end. As it warms the vinegar dies down and the raspberry really comes out to play.

T- Wow- much better than I was expecting by the first shock of acetic on the nose. This has an amazing raspberry and cherry flavor that really blew me away, followed by a fairly weak acidity on the back end. Not overly complex, but very good.

M- Very dry. Up front, the high, prickly carbonation is evident in your mouth, followed by a huge blast of cottonmouth. I'm left wanting some water in between sips, in addition to moistening my gum line with my tongue. Not the driest, but definitely a thirst quencher. The bad news is the high carbonation up front doesn't lend itself to drinking fast.

O- Meh. I was really impressed with the beautiful color (especially when you hold it up to light), smell, and taste, but the dry and thin nature of the beer didn't leave me super excited to take another sip. It definitely loses some points on the drinkability aspect. Glad I got to try it, but not something I would actively seek out again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bulldogg915
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of mverity
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

WTF is this rating system? I want to write a full review. Anywho, pours a mahogany with more red than typically seen. Fair lacing and great legs. Aroma is tart raspberry, lightly earthy-woody with some grassy-floral as well. Taste is mostly the berry, with some of the musty yeast character and rich earth from the cab sauv. High carbonation but a bit lack luster on the tongue in terms of body, and I like a higher carb bite in sours. Very good beer though.

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of HeyYoMar
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of bdtva
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Tuckersmth
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Authentic raspberry, wild yeast, and wine aromas. Some retained head and lace trail. Fuller mouthfeel. Citrus, tad of funk,wood,cherry, complex notes. A great really tart beer that satisfies, courtesy of Jason Bach.Not for everyday but great for sour fans.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Sam for this one. 12oz. bottle into a Cantillon flute. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a thick light cream colored ring. Beer is a clear dark ruby. Lacing is stringy, patchy, and spotty with decent stick. Nice looking beer.

Nose is raspberry, oak, and a light funkiness. Fruity, sweet and tart overtones. Fresh, clean and appetizing.

Opens acidic, juicy, tart raspberry. Seedy and puckering-ly sour in the middle with notes of Brett funk and oak in the middle. End is more raspberry tartness. Same finish. Pretty one dimensional but enjoyable nonetheless.

Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly, slick, and oily in the mouth and aggressive and foamy going down. Puckering finish with a lingering aftertaste. Nice.

Avery's Barrel Aged series has been pretty hit or miss but this is clearly a solid offering. Again, pretty one dimensional but the fruit is very present and the flavor is assertive yet clean and enjoyable. Worth trying.

Photo of leschkie
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Zach1251
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DenverBigRed
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a mini snifter.

Appearance - Deep red, almost brown. Seems clear, aside from the color. No head.

Smell - Acidic. Seems like it's going to be really acetic, but it turns more toward the cabernet. Fruity, but I wouldn't call it distinctly raspberry.

Taste - Dark fruits up front. Sharp sourness, never too acetic, but that's again what it seems like it will be. Apple when it's cold, more toward cherry as it warms. Wine barrel comes through in the back end with a hefty malt presence in the middle. Oaky in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. I kept expecting this to get really sour, but it didn't ever quite get there.

Overall - Not sure where the raspberries are, but this is good. The wine barrel really brings this together.

Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of stuart3368
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of thagr81us
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had during Brewvival 2013! Served from bottle into a Brewvival sampler shaker. Poured a deep amber with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, raspberry, wood, fruit, brett, and subtle acetic acid. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart raspberry, tart, subtle funk, wood, and a kiss of vinegar. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The barrel definitely did nice things for this brew as well as the raspberries that were added. They both shined through in all aspects of this one. I wish there would have been a little more sour going on in this one to take it to the next level. A really well done brew that everyone should try at least once.

Photo of BKotch
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JSBILK
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.