Odio Equum - Avery Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
12-10-2012 20:41:14 | More by claspada
4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
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
12-09-2012 22:09:04 | More by rsdaugherty
4.25/5 rDev -0.7%
Number 13 in the barred aged series. Some hits in the series and some not so great. This one pours almost a finger of light mocha head that quickly falls. Body is a very deep amber red. Smell of cab sav, nice raspberry, vegital, and lemon. Wine doesn't overpower and the super sour comes through. Flavor is sour, green raspberries, some funk, and tons of lemon. A little more sweet would be good but funk is nice. Mouth is a little lacking on an overall feel. Carbonation is a little low but the body works.
Overall on the better side of the BA series. Probably one of the best wine barrel aged beers I have had. I could drink this once a week and be very happy.
12-06-2012 01:29:50 | More by RuckusDu
4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
Bottle shared by Kevin (DividedAvery). Thanks man! Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A - Very dark, lightly hazed, reddish body. Off-white foam settles to a thick collar, wisps, and a few splotches of lace.
S - Huge raspberry, red wine vinegar, touch of vanilla, some juicy fruit candy. Quite sour and vinous, with some sharp oak as well. There's an mild overripe fruit funkiness, but this is far more of an acidic beer than a wild one.
T - Great tart raspberry flavor, with some vinous oak, lactic sourness, cherry vinegar, and a little vanilla and pale malt sweetness. No obvious alcohol.
M - Medium-light body that reveals a lower than usual Avery ABV. Very dry and tannic, with pleasant medium carbonation, and moderate acidity that thankfully never gets out of hand.
D - This a very nice raspberry sour that I'd happily drink again. Great natural fruit flavor with fairly reasonable acidity for an Avery beer. It's tart and sour, but in a refreshing rather than stomach-melting way. One of the best beers in the series, although probably a bit too sour for large quantities.
11-30-2012 17:11:28 | More by MasterSki
3.88/5 rDev -9.3%
A: Very little head. Hazy dark garnet.
S: Dark cherry & raspberry
T: Intense mouth-puckering sourness. Pretty darn tasty if you're into that.
M: moderate astringency to go with the sourness, good carbonation.
O: Another good one in the Avery BA series.
11-19-2012 00:24:33 | More by kscaldef
4.58/5 rDev +7%
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.
11-17-2012 20:07:26 | More by homebrew311
4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
From a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Notes from October 29 and November 14.
A-The brew was murky brown with black cherry colors if you held it up to the light. Very little head, even with a mildly excited pour. My notes say, "Meh."
S-The smell is quite sour and slightly lactic (little lambic style, actually), with sour cherries and raspberries being very prevalent. Also a hint of sour white grape. A little vinous. There is an underlying note of sugar and warm, oaky funk.
T-This thing was sour! I had two bottles (on different nights) and the second one still makes me salivate, but in a good way. I got the same tart cherry and raspberry on the tongue that I got on the nose, but also a slightly funky (again, lambic-like) malty weirdness that makes for an interesting brew. The finish is long (very long) and deliciously tart with sour fruits that go on and on.
M-The feel is not as slick as some wilds/oud bruin styles and the beer has a heavier hit of carbonation than many sour beers. I thought the carb added a nice kick to keep things from turning cloying.
O-I enjoyed this thing. It was one of the more mouth-puckering experiences I have had with a beer, but I felt like things gelled pretty well. I'm not sure if my score will reflect it (because of the somewhat unexciting appearance), but I would put this one small notch above Oud Floris if I were forced to do an Avery side-by-side.
11-17-2012 02:02:40 | More by spoony
4.48/5 rDev +4.7%
Very little head rises, but bubbles are present. It fits the style, but it's sure not pretty.. Brew is clear(er) brown with a slight tint of red.
Tons of tart raspberry with some peach and apple notes too. Vanilla and tart grape notes are also prevalent from the barrel. Barnyard funk is minimal with more hay then horse blanket.
WHOA! Mouth puckering tartness. Great brew! Raspberry tartness is more then welcomed by a light base brew reminiscent of a brown ale. Airy, light, easy drinker, heavy carbonation, balanced sweetness, and very mild bitterness.
This is another damn fine offering from Avery's Barrel-Aged series; keep em' coming!! Highly recommended is you can find any after GABF
11-05-2012 00:00:22 | More by chugalug06
2.35/5 rDev -45.1%
Picked this up for $10.99, big mistake. Pour was dark red witha head that almost never was it disappeared so fast, looks sort of pitiful. Aroma had a decent funk at first but then a raspberry note came in that was much more sharp than fruity. Flavor was disappointing, slightly sour, touch of raspberries but just sort of harsh overall. I ended up pouring out the second half of the bottle, it was that poor. If you want an American wild with raspberries check out Framboise for a cure from Russian River, not this. This was easily the worst barrel aged Avery beer I've had and it makes me really curious as to the base beers they are putting into the barrels.
10-30-2012 03:56:22 | More by ArrogantB
Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.