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Volunt Plus Erat - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 21
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.43% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RuckusDu on 05-22-2013)
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-26-2014 03:15:18 | More by appetiteforparis
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%

12oz bottle dated 5/2/2013, poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass 7/15/2014.

A- Pours a dark reddish-pink body, with a very short-lived half finger, bubbly, white head that disappears quickly. No lacing to speak of.

S- Oak, lots of yogurty lactic acid, cranberries, raspberries. I'm sort of thinking of a very sour framboise mixed in with a little bit of white wine. I'm actually unsure at this writing if this is zinfandel barrel aged or brewed with the appropriate grapes, but this definitely reminds me of a sour zinfandel. The intensity of the lactic acid is quite strong yet I'm able to detect a bit more complexity behind it.

F- As in the nose, lots of yogurty lactate, raspberries, cranberries alongside a dry but sweet, oaky finish resembling a white wine. The actual sourness level on this beer is quite strong, perhaps 8/10 which I suppose isn't all that surprising after sitting for a year to allow the lacto and pedio to chew up a 10.43% ABV beer.

M- On the thinner side, a bit lacking in carbonation but not egregiously so. The sourness is very, very strong and it makes it a sipper. No booziness to indicate the 10.43% ABV listed on the bottle though it does come out more as it warms up. Come to think of it, this was aged in zinfandel barrels, no surprise.

O- Fairly interesting sour, quite sour and mouth-puckering with a fair amount of complexity, and I do taste some of the underlying wine barrel here. I figure they were getting after a sour zinfandel here with a specific take on wine here- in that regard, Avery was successful.

07-16-2014 03:06:43 | More by Stevedore
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Prospero

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-24-2014 01:18:21 | More by Prospero
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-04-2014 17:44:31 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-25-2014 03:07:51 | More by ortie
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

With a hearty dose of red and rose wine- the reckless strength of this sour ale balances superbly with elements of fruit, acid and tannin- We're still talkin' beer here... I think.

With its appetizing ruby appearance, the beer's nearly bright clarity shows off its crimson low lights and its cherry-red margins. Its wisping white head is creamy and skirts the glass wall to wall throughout the session and trickles with speckling lace.

Its sharp and sour aromas take on the taste of red grape, raspberry, cranberry and currant even as an uncharacteristically winy note of limes, lemons, apple and cherry. A thin supposed malt character is mildly of wheat and bread crust, just ahead of the earthen mustiness of weathered wood, cellar-like dampness, saddle leather and sea air.

Its robust taste is firmly planted in the balsamic ranges as its light red fruit flavor meets that of sharp sourness. Underpinnings of light crust and wafer support the fruit and tangy taste. The ale gets more earthy as the taste of oak, leather, light tobacco and tea, peppercorn and brine wash over the palate, wave after wave. Its spicy finish exposes mild bitterness and grape seed bite.

Just off of light, the sour ale's body is propped up by light wheaty structure- perfect for the spice, acidity and alcohol to spring from. As the acidity strips the palate of thirst, it leaves a peppery taste with warm alcohol and mild astringency.

Not exactly a Flanders-type of red ale, the balance and similar taste makes the palate want to go there. But stronger, spicier and much more sour it's as if those Flemish ales got an upgrade!

04-23-2014 17:47:08 | More by BEERchitect
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barczar

Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a brilliant light pink with minimal white head that dissipates to nothing.

Aroma is slightly floral, but more grape and sour/must dominant. Smells like wine.

Flavor is very vinous, but tart sour notes take over mid palate, providing more depth than your average zinfandel. Very clean acetic sourness.

Body is moderate to a bit light, with modest carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

I'm not a fan of beers that taste more like wine, but this is a nice sour.

04-23-2014 01:41:59 | More by barczar
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-04-2014 04:08:24 | More by afsdan
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-25-2014 03:45:23 | More by MinorThreat
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-22-2013 02:08:41 | More by XmnwildX12
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

11-18-2013 16:12:43 | More by drummermattie02
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Adamostella

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-25-2013 22:36:31 | More by Adamostella
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-21-2013 02:47:00 | More by LotsofLupulin
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-12-2013 02:48:00 | More by SocalKicks
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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-11-2013 20:53:20 | More by CoolEthan
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

10-11-2013 19:44:27 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-11-2013 05:03:11 | More by chippo33
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-08-2013 22:32:05 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-27-2013 13:15:10 | More by claspada
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nzerbe

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15%

09-20-2013 09:53:18 | More by nzerbe
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-17-2013 23:56:28 | More by PEIhop
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mdfb79

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-17-2013 18:47:40 | More by mdfb79
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-17-2013 01:08:08 | More by Janeinma
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

09-16-2013 18:44:01 | More by bluerabbit
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

09-16-2013 14:51:21 | More by cjs61679
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Volunt Plus Erat from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.