Odio Equum - Avery Brewing Company
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3.96/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
08-05-2013 00:31:26 | More by rjp217
4.39/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
07-29-2013 01:45:00 | More by ThePorterSorter
3.95/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
07-13-2013 02:40:42 | More by Alieniloquium
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
07-10-2013 18:08:22 | More by Chico1985
Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.