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Odio Equum - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
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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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

bigedct, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

LambicKing, Mar 13, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

thagr81us, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

bdtva, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Beeradelphia, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

fehrminator, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ThatCracker, Mar 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Jspriest, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

ADTaber, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

rand, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

harrymel, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of woemad
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%

12oz bottle purchased at Yoke’s in Mead, Washington, for $8.39. According to the label, this was bottled on September 21, 2012 after it was finished with it’s barrel-aging.

Poured a dark russet color that took on a dark red shade when held up to the light. Very miniscule head.

Aromas of raspberries, funk and cab-sauv mingled together.

The word tart best sums up the taste at first. The sweetness of the raspberries lingers in the background, combining with and balancing with the sour flavors. There’s a sharp dry stab at the swallow.

Medium bodied, with a prickly and effervescent yet coating mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little low, but not to a troubling degree.

Well, this is my first true “Wild Ale.” It occupies an intriguing place between beer and wine. I’m not certain I could drink numerous examples of the style in a sitting, but I’d be quite happy to have this again on a solo basis.

woemad, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

pathman, Feb 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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.

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

pmoney, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Shilt, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

drummermattie02, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

GRG1313, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

thewimperoo, Jan 19, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -10%

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.

jmarsh123, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

bauermj, Jan 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

leschkie, Jan 08, 2013
Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.