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Odio Equum - Avery Brewing Company

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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 74
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:
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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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled this at the Midwest Belgian Brew Fest and was lucky enough to spot a pair of bottles on the shelf

The beer pours a murky, rusty brown with a loose off-white head that fizzles down to a thin white halo quickly. Plumes of tart raspberries and vinous funk make a dedicated effort at jaw-dropping deliciousness in the nose. Seriously, there is a big presence from the raspberries and they work exceptionally well with the cab sauv barrel notes. The flavor is really where this beer takes things to the next level. Tart berry sweetness upfront, a kick of acetone, balanced barrel goodness, and a lingering fruity funk. Seriously drinkable, not overly sour, a rounded, medium body, good carbonation, exceptional harmony between flavors, a touch salty with a prolonged mild dryness, and negligible presence from the alcohol. I'm very pleased with this beer, but it hits the beer fund pretty hard. Alas, nothing cheap/local compares at this point.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 01:45:00 | More by ThePorterSorter
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-27-2013 22:54:43 | More by ThrashMaster
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-27-2013 22:47:06 | More by ms11781
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-27-2013 19:02:20 | More by emottram
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-27-2013 13:17:52 | More by bruindre
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-24-2013 04:48:07 | More by Boston_Steve
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Paravouz

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-24-2013 04:01:56 | More by Paravouz
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-24-2013 01:53:15 | More by DerekMorgan
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-23-2013 19:56:34 | More by virinow
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-23-2013 17:51:45 | More by rowingbrewer
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-22-2013 18:00:01 | More by gueuzedreg
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-22-2013 16:27:46 | More by JSBILK
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MasterCraft

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-21-2013 01:44:32 | More by MasterCraft
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dcp27

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-19-2013 16:53:56 | More by dcp27
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-17-2013 18:10:47 | More by aorloski
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-17-2013 12:30:52 | More by Jslay013
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-15-2013 22:26:24 | More by uturn
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.8%

07-14-2013 18:05:24 | More by PatGreer
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 02:40:42 | More by Alieniloquium
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-11-2013 03:14:54 | More by Pinknuggets
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 18:08:22 | More by Chico1985
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TomTown

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-10-2013 18:04:34 | More by TomTown
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-09-2013 22:43:19 | More by DonFrap
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 20:04:01 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-08-2013 09:56:07 | More by Bilco
Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.