Odio Equum - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 79
Gots: 68 | FT: 6
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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Photo of jegross2
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Shilt
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of rsdaugherty
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of MasterSki
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.