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Volunt Plus Erat - Avery Brewing Company

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Volunt Plus EratVolunt Plus Erat

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 22
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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poured into crooked stave tulip glass.

Appearance: medium pink rose bodied beer with 2 fingers of bone white head resulting from a moderate pour. The head is epperversecent and short lasting quickly drops down to no head and not even a ring on top of the beer. The beer honestly looks like its still and not carbonated.

Smell: Lactic and acetic. Oaky, earthy, and vinous. I get red grapes for sure and a little bit of red berries.

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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.

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Volunt Plus Erat from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.