Odio Equum - Avery Brewing Company

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Ratings: 293
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 kscaldef
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.

Photo of homebrew311
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of spoony
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of tswater
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BigThunder
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of chugalug06
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ArrogantB
2.35/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of st9647v3
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DrLaFollette
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of waltonc
3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, deep burnt amber with a slight hkhaki head. Not only a nice aroma but an incredibly interesting one that had me pondering for a moment just what it was that I was taking in. Wood, the aromatics from the wine barrels, vinegar, raspberries, and a little leather. Flavor is SOUR. Huge acidic hit of sour that leads into a nice sweet, tart raspberry finish with a little wood hanging out underneath. A thinner to medium mouthfeel with minimal activity. Overall, a very nice beer that really opens up as it begins to warm up.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle. A delicious gift from my fiance who was in Denver last week.

Pours a nice looking dark copper that turns into a nice dark amber. There is a nice thin head that is about 0.25 inch tall. The head is off-white.

Aroma is intense! As soon as I popped the bottle I got huge vinegar hints. Nice tart sour fruits as well. Upon further inspection. More vinegar, delicious balsamic tart notes. Then some fruitier raspberry tart notes backed up by some refreshing fruit sweetness. Leathery notes and some slight tobacco notes in the nose as well mixed in with some great oak notes. Nice and funky with some vinous aromas as well. This nose is amazing. So rich and complex.

Flavor is impressive! Starts off with tons of vinegar tartness that quickly subsides with some milder fruity raspberry tart notes. There is some slight fruity sweetness that also helps curb the acidity. Vinous notes are present with some nice funk and earthy woody notes. This brew is amazing. Reminds me a bit of the Duchesse de Burgogne. The woody and tart notes finish the beer off dry and delicious. this brew is impressive. Amazing tart notes, amazing fruit notes and great crisp and clean mouthfeel.

This brew is great. An excellent representation of the style. Nice raspberry notes, strong tartness that doesn't kill the palette and some awesome woody and vinous notes.

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

this came out yesterday or today, and is the 13th of the barrel series beers. it might just be as good as the oud floris or the uncle jacobs, its friggen outstanding! not sure whether to call this an american wild ale, which it surely is, or a flanders red ale, the closest approximation of what its trying to be. any help on this would be much appreciated. pours a ruby red color, shady from some sediment, with a laid back quarter inch of tan head. the smell is real sour, not just brett either. definitely some lacto in here, its acidic and tannic and tart and fruity and wowwww. some vinegar to the nose too, almost intimidated to take the first sip. its jaw hurting sour at first, but then some of the intricacies come in. first raspberries, then oak and cab sauv, almost like a wine blend or something. lots of fruit coming through. whatever was floral in the nose didnt come through to the taste, but thats okay. the sour dry finish is punishing. alcohol is well hidden, carbonation is slight, and body is roundly medium. makes for a nice drinking sour. interesting that i got to have this and crooked staves batch number 1 on the same afternoon. this is much more sour, but its also much more fresh. the batch 1 is highly refined and mature, with this is young and angry, but its a wonderful beer. i think the wine is more apparent in this, and the raspberries in the batch 1. worth every penny, as all the barrel series beers have been. a must have.

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Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company
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