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Odio Equum - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 79
Gots: 66 | FT: 6
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.
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Ratings: 304 | Reviews: 44
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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a deep reddish brown. a finger or just more of a tannish head with strong retention and leaving behind a pretty solid lacing. hazy and opaque but some brightness around the edges.

Smell: strong tart cherry to raspberry. spicy red wine influence along with oak and some wild yeast. ends with some fruity vinegar.

Taste: opens up with a juicy cherry. fruit flavor really opens up with some raspberries and possibly some blueberry. huge red wine influence filters in with spicy and oaky red grapes. strong tart green apple skin, along with some green apple flesh. ends with a very fruity vinegar taste.

Mouthfeel: strong dryness, along with quite a bit of acidity. tartness is slightly puckering.

Overall: probably not ideal that I am drinking this one at 2+ years old but I really like it. huge complexity and such a strong fruitiness really makes this a great beer.

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 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 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 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 rjp217
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 9/21/12 and poured into a tulip.

A - Pours dark red, almost brown. Half finger that quickly dissipates.

S - Very sour, almost acidic. There's some dark fruits mixed in there as well that offsets.

T - Same as the smell. Raspberry flavor comes to the forefront. Mild carbonation with some sweet aftertaste that balances it well.

M - Sharp acidity, almost made my eyes water, sweet.

O - I'm not a pro on this style but it comes off very tart with a sweet aftertaste. It's actually very well balanced. I would have loved to age this one and see how it gets. An overall very well done beer. I'd have again.

Photo of rsdaugherty
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip, bottled Sept 21 2012
A – Almost a 2 finger fizzy off white head receded fast to an edge crown, no lacing, beautiful deep brown-red color, clear, moderate to heavy carbonation 4
S – Red wine vinegar with some raspberry and generic fruit sweetness behind it, a pinch of oak and an overlay of sour tartness 4
T – First sip was rough, but I was sad when my glass was empty. Acidity was not over the top, notes of the wood/cab barrel, raspberries and vinegar. Finished dry and very wine like, I’m enjoying this 4.5
M – Light to moderate fruity body, fizzy carbonation was annoying at first but did add to the experience 4
O – A light brew into the barrel keeps this an easy drinking sour, raspberries and cab barrels work great. 4.5

Photo of jegross2
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing the Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company out of Boulder, Colorado.

Score: 98

Bottled 09/21/12. Served in a Doom teku-like glass and enjoyed on 06/27/13.

Appearance: Dark caramel in color. Transparent and clean in appearance. Minimal head off pour. Minimal lacing and minimal retention too. Nice color with a fade to a yellowish hue at the edges. 4.25/5

Smell: Oak, tart raspberries and berry jamminess. Red grape sweetness too. A dash of yogurty lacto, but in a complex-imparting rather than prominent way. Candied rapsberry and vanilla notes come through as this beer warms and opens up. 4.75/5

Taste: Very tart! Candied raspberries and fresh raspberry flavor throughout. Some of grape, oak and a dash of vanilla. A little more lacto than nose, but still very slight and not funky at all. Lots of tart sour fruit flavor going on, which I love. This beer is a sweet and sour wonder! 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, low carbonation. Super tart, like a warhead candy in how puckering and mouth-wateringly juicy it is. Truly delightful. 5/5

Overall: This is one of my favorite American sours. Complex, tart and clean. I drank this side-by-side with a bottle of 2012 Framboise For A Cure, which I also love, and frankly this beer practically put it to shame by comparison. I wish I had a case of this brew. I really hope that Avery remakes this down the road.

Cost: $10 for a 12 oz bottle.

Photo of jmarsh123
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep amber with a small off white head receding quickly to leave lacing on the edge of the glass.

Lots of tart raspberry on the nose with some musty brett and oak. Slight vinegar.

Taste closely mimics the aroma. Sweet and tart raspberry all over the palate along with a bretty muskiness. Some vinegar acidity and oak round it out creating a dry finish.

Medium bodied with carbonation on the lower side. Very dry finish.

A good beer, but all over the place at times and the acidity in the finish would limit drinkability on this one. I liked the flavors, but it may need a bit more time to become completely cohesive.

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.72/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Raul keeps on chuggin' like the lil engine that could - though only on the 4th cylinder, Raul is feelin' it. And for his next offering: Odio Equum.

Now, Raul himself is a Russian River connoisseur, and Supplication this is not. Good, but not "good good." Raul is feeling it, but he is not "feelin' it feelin' it." A bit thin, a bit acidic, and a bit off.

Like his first HJ, Raul was into it enough, but he knew that there was better.

Peace!

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of dajtai007 pours a very clear reddish-brown color with a minute film of tan head. Nice.

Nose is amazing, raspberries shine so bright and vibrant, mild sourness and little nuttiness.

Fruity, tart goodness is bursting at every sip. Concord grape juice and wine barrels imparts clean flavors and a perfect balance. Awesome beer, I think Avery is getting this barrel sour thing down to a science.

Photo of claspada
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky, deep amber color with a fairly small eggshell head that recedes quite rapidly to leave some minimal lacing.

Aromas begin with a balance of fruit and funk. Tart raspberry flesh, black cherry and grape skins lead to some musty, rustic Bretty oak yeastiness. Some cranberry is there as well with more emerging vinegar acidity.

The tastes follow the nose with some sweeter raspberry and red grape up front then soon joined by the sour cranberry and tart sour dark cherry. Raspberries come back in to balance the sour with some more sweet. Finish is mainly lactic, Bretty and oak tannins which add some drying qualities.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. Finish is a nice blend of sweet fruit and sour, tart, drying funkiness.

Overall I throughly enjoyed this beer (glad I did because I bought a case). It is at a really nice blend of sour, tart and fruity right now compared to many of these fruit beers that start too sweet. This could become a sour bomb especially with the lower ABV compared to previous releases from Avery which are just too big to get ridiculously sour.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Rathakem for this awesome extra!

label states: bottled on 9/12/2012. 443 cases.

poured into cantillion wine stem.

Appearance: mucky brown with a dark mohogany hue. Thick cap of white head that drops to an uneven ring around the glass.

Smell: This smells pretty nice! A berry medley and wine barrel notes and lots of oak is prominent. This smells like it will be moderatly tart/sour. Tannic and vinous. Light musty and dusty basement like funk.

Taste: starts off with moderatly tart rasperrries, blackberries, and cherries. Deep and wet oak notes. Its also tannic and vinous translating straight from nose of the beer. A touch of vinegar and brine that drive the sour notes to increase the intensity of this sour. Funk is also just like the nose the dusty and musty basment funkiness. Finishes better than moderately tart and builds getting to be a much stronger sourness than at the start of the beer. Oak and berry medley linger long after each sip. By the end of drinking this sour your palate is destroyed. Its one really sour beer almost on the level of a RR Beatification.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied sour with low carbonation levels that seems to come to life as soon as it hits your tongue. The carbonation is very lively on the palate. Crisp and clean sour beer. Bright and briney. By the end of the 12oz sample you start to feel a little bit of heartburn as driness builds in the back of your throat. Really dry finish on the backend of this sour.

Overall: Had a small taste of this beer at FOBAB a few years ago. Really glad to got the chance to revisit it, because this beer is a really wonderful sour beer brewed by Avery. This beer is almost exactly a year and two month old and its holding up quite well. I see this beer holding its own for atleast 2 years or better. I have nothing, but great things to say about Avery and the sour program; they are rocking out some fantastic sour beers!

Photo of portia99
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (bottled 9/21/12) poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Pours a purple/maroon tinted dark brownish body. Almost no head, just a quickly fading and fizzy skim coat of white bubbles that leaves behind a small collar.

S - Lots of fruity red wine character up front, raspberries, some sour cherry. Fairly musty, a touch funky, lightly tart. Nice.

T - Firm tartness and lactic sourness up front. Intensity is surprisingly high based on the aroma - I expected a more subtle tart aspect here. Tannic red wine character overpowers the fruit some, pushing the raspberries a bit in the background although they are still a strong player in the flavor. Some acetic sourness becomes more noticeable with its vinegary flavor kicking in towards the finish. Very little funk presence.

M - Thinnish medium body, fuller than many wilds. Quite tart and sour from start to finish. Medium level tingly carbonation.

O - Overall, I enjoyed this. Assertive tartness and nice red wine and raspberry fruity character. Would like to have had a stronger funk presence - a little bit lacking in dimension without it. Tasty wild ale...wouldn't put it at the top of the category, but solid and worth trying albeit a bit pricey.

Photo of champ103
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to tjmodica for the bottle. I love this series.

A: Pours a beautiful hazed garnet/brown color. At first a two finger white head forms, but recedes in a minute to a ring that sticks throughout. Some light lace.
S: The nose is amazing. A bit of musky basement funk up front. Tart cherries with a significant sour/vinegar in the nose with an acidic bite. Some vanilla sweetness from the barrels. I love it.
T: That musky basement like funk here as well. Though the sour, vinegar, and acidic bite is much more intense. Tart cherries and a light sweetness. Very good, but maybe just a bit to much sour puckering? Very dry in the finish after the quick sweetness from the barrels.
M/D: A medium body with crisp carbonation. Very effervescent actually. Puckering and crisp that leaves a great dryness. The dryness makes me want to keep coming back for more and more sips. A slow sipper because of the intense sourness, but a very enjoyable one.

Ya, I am a fan of this. The funk and bugs work well here. Almost over barring in the flavor department. Though it still works very well. I am glad I got a bottle.

Photo of TheBrewo
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

We pour a brew of dark tawny coloring, holding a slippery half finger tall head of fat, soapy khaki colored bubbles. This shows decent retention, leaving rings of microscopic specs of lacing adorning our glasses. A chill haze cuts clarity, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears to be light but present. The aroma bursts like a juicy bubble from the start, giving massively soured Brettanomyces yeastiness, puckered sweetness of raw cherries and raspberries, fruity jam sugars, tinny metallics, brown and amber maltiness, icy mineral coolness, light vanilla creaminess, lactic acidity, light floral hops, cabernet grape dryness, synthetic foam cork, coconut, lavender and allspice warmth, and of course, that musky, woody barreling. Our first impression is that the sourness and pucker are gooseflesh-inducing if you’re not bracing yourself, but otherwise the flavors sing sweet, tangy, and true. As we sip, the taste opens with heavy red wine grape bite, oakiness to the max, acidic bite, wildflower weediness, amber maltiness, lemon rind and flesh, metallic twangs, apple cider vinegar sourness, sunflower and rose petals, and puckered raspberry and red apple sweetness. The middle comes to a peak with lactic sourness, continued Bretty punch, seedy red raspberry jam, more of a soured English brown maltiness, heavy creamer, green moss, fusel chemical phenols, lemon juice, spicy cracked pepper, and tart bite of general barnyard grassy funk. The finish is awash with soured cherry, raspberry, and grape fruitiness, stark and funky yeastiness, oaked woodiness, pumpkin, black pepper, and allspice, earthy mineral, warming leathers, smoothing malty breadiness, and winey acidity. The aftertaste breathes of Brett, warm woodiness, fresh vanilla bean coolness, moss and musk, cabernet fruitiness without the winey astringent puck, graphite, soft boozy warmth, hot milky creaminess, light biscuity butters akin to pie crust, red grape skins, soured cherry flesh, paint thinner and phenols, and candied grape. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is medium but prickly. Each sip affords creamy slurp, smack, froth, and foam, with nicely crisp finishing pop. The mouth is initially cooled and coated lightly with oiliness, but this crumples into incredible puck, bite, cloy, and metallic astringency all at once. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks well, but you want to linger and sip it slowly.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma and its warming, funky, spicy flavoring, both of which held up beautifully, enhancing and blending as the beer itself came to temperature. All the Brett and sourness you could want are here, and to make it even more exciting, its strength and dominance is only added to by the warm woodiness of the cabernet sauvignon barrels, and the inherent spiciness of the malts and the booze. The feel was a little light, and while more body might make the punch of flavor a guaranteed knockout, we’re not convinced that it wouldn’t take away from the easy-flowing, light oiliness that keeps drinkability so high. This makes for a powerful but well blended and balanced beer, and one perfect for that fringe-of-summer night where it might be just a little cooler, and the wind starts hissing a little louder through the trees.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With the acetobacter bacteria leading the charge, this rich and savory yet powerfully intense sour ale carries an overall vinegar-type acidity with other earthy and acidic tastes following closely behind.

The inquisitive lambic-type ale starts off with a ruby-mauve color, and then laced with rusty brown low lights and haze. Its initial sprite of carbonation charges the beer with a champagne-like consistency. But after that quake subsides, the beer falls to a mildly creamy calm brought on by a light netting of short-lived retention and no real lace. It definately prefers wine-like tendencies.

A beautiful melange of red wine, tart fruit and balsamic vinegar offers up a modestly robust scent of nuts, toast and faint chocolate- just ahead of the pang of tannin wood spice, saddle leather, horse hair, sea air and a gamey mushroomy note. But heading into taste, the ale is all about the vinegar.

Though the ale is highly vinegar-balanced, it actually starts off with dry cider and under-ripened berries with cherry and crab apples. As soon as the taste of red wine vinegar gains command, a savory sherry-like rich and salty tone takes hold as well. Tastes of brine, tobacco, mild soy sauce, toast, almonds and an almost-chocolate all peak through from time to time.

Sheer acidity penetrates those soft tissues of the mouth for a piercing tannin and sour astringency. Bu the ale retains just enough malt starch to assist in a shy creaminess that keeps the beer from thinness or watery palate sensations. Its finish nearly locks the jaws with its high vinegar acidity and solventy "super-glue" warmth.

This is one sour beer. For Lambic fans who have grown desensitized to normal sour ranges, this beer will make you feel like a kid again.

Photo of Chico1985
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to the ever-so-generous cbutova for sharing this at a tasting a few days ago. The bottle date was 9-21-12.

Pour is dark red with a head that quickly mostly disappears to a thin ring.

Nice nose, big time raspberries with a good amount of sourness and light funk, slightly fruitforward. Some vinegar there. Flanders-ish.

Taste lives up, quite nice. Raspberries are huge and fresh tasting, with good level of tartness, funk and oak; lemon and some vinegary notes as well. Like the smell, it is a good mix but fruit gets the slight upper hand. Not too much of a wine feel here however.

Some heftiness to the mouthfeel for a wild ale (the ABV?), but still pretty light overall and pleasantly tart. Maybe some more carbonation would've been good.

For an American sour this is pretty great. It would've been cool for the wine barrel to show through more but the ratio of fresh raspberry and sour funk works great here. I also liked the slightly 'bigger' feel for this type of beer.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear deep garnet/dark copper. Oranges, reds, and browns. Head is a very light tan/off-white. Creamy with decent retention. Tight bubble structure. Lively carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Tart and funky. Big barrel influence pushes oak and tons of vinous notes. Dark fruit, blackberry and currant. Raspberry in abundance. Lemon zest and raspberry jam. Macerate 'em good. Some acetic and lactic sourness to the whole thing. Fresh green apple. Builds a solid layered tartness fused with some earthy undertones. Loaded with berries.

Taste: Crazy acetic raspberry vinaigrette. Big pushes of leather through a slightly sweet fruitiness. Raspberry dominates with some deep blackberry and currant. Even some plum back there. Tart lemon zest. Runs citric with some lactic in the middle. Deep barrel influence with oak and a huge vinous character on the back. Building acetic bite as it warms. Completely obliterated raspberry flesh. Granny smith apple. Slighty funk in the back adds a mild earthy note.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a moderate carbonation. Bracingly dry at times, with a puckering tart finish. Juicy on the sip.

Overall: Latin for ballin'.

Age will only make this beer better. Loaded with fruit (which will likely drop out over time), but with enough funk and bug influence to keep me excited for years.

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.

Photo of homebrew311
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is deep reddish purple with white head. Nice clarity. Nose is acidic raspberries, heavy oak, notes of vinegar, and plenty of wood and tannins as well as red wine character. Taste is dry and tart up front with healthy amount of tart berry character. Heavy balsamic character pairs nicely with tannic red wine character. Puckering on the finish with an overall Nice balance. Mouthfeel is moderate to heavy with moderate carbonation. Overall, a complex and flavorful sour that is well worth the hunt.

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a slender chalice. Bottling date of September 21, 2012. Consumed August 19, 2013.

A: Red-orange. Mild haze. The head sputters out almost instantaneously. No lacing. Not that unusual for the style.

S: Sweet raspberry, cherry, vinous. Red grapes. Mild scent of red wine vinegar. Subtle hints of cocoa, caramel, and bread. The nose is rather quiet, and doesn't divulge much.

T: Acidic. Sharply sour and puckering. Orange, sour cherry, red wine vinegar. Vinous, red grapes. Tootsie roll-type chocolate flavor comes out once the palate eases into the tartness. Caramel. Drying wood has a very soft touch toward the back end. Finishes with drying wood, red sangria, and fading sour acidity.

M: Lightish-medium body. Mildly tannic. Somewhat creamy, tame carbonation.

O: This is excellent, and really one of the better American-made sours I've come across. Avery continues to impress. This is not an easy style to nail, but they've done it.

Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out with a garnet color and a pretty impressive head that delivers some lace

Smell: Vinous and tart, with green apple and strawberry tones

Taste: Very acetic from the get-go, with tart green apple, vinous grape and strawberry jam flavors; oaky elements develop in the middle and the acetic quaility builds into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; very puckery

Overall: Only for those who like their sour beers very sour as this beer hits that button

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour for Best Damn Night Of The Barrels held at The Beer Company in San Diego, CA.

Bottled 9/21/12.

Pours a clear reddish-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with grain, raspberry, and slight wine aromas. Taste is much the same with a sour berry flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some nice sour fruit flavors going on.

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Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.