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Odio Equum - Avery Brewing Company

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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 74
Gots: 69 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Belgian-style Red Ale with raspberries aged in first-use Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.

(Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 10-09-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Stinger80OH, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

TheBoog013, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of portia99
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

portia99, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jsurfs82, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Beerandboards, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

kaelingirl, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

HeyYoMar, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Hanzo, Sep 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

zeff80, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Soto, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mjw1200, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of justforrazors
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

justforrazors, Sep 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

griffeyb, Sep 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Jballn, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

TXhomebrewer, Aug 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

sitarist, Aug 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

scxcrunner, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of cooler4life
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled September 2012

A: Poured a murky reddish swamp brown. No head, lacing or floaties. The laser etched "D" in the bottom of my tulip agitates a vent of carbonation in the middle.

S: Sour cherries, grape skins, red wine vinegar. A hidden sweetness that closely resembles a vanilla chai lurks in the background.

T: A fantastic balance of funk and tartness. Oak, cherry vinegar, vanilla, peat, green apples. I really love how essences of fresh raspberries surround the core flavors. It's airy and light without being overbearing.

M: A near perfect balance of carbonation, stickiness, and fullness on the palate. Leaves you with a slight wetness that is refreshing for a sour. No real hint of the ABV.

O: I thought this was a great representation of the style. You can actually taste the raspberries and cabernet aging. Sophisticated and sharp, this is how sours should be.

cooler4life, Aug 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

ScaryHairy44, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

primrose54, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
4.28/5  rDev 0%
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.

TheBrewo, Aug 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

M1A2, Aug 20, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

ryan1788a5, Aug 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

jivex5k, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 12, 2013
Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.