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Volunt Plus Erat - Avery Brewing Company

Volunt Plus EratVolunt Plus Erat

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.47%

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.43% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: RuckusDu on 05-22-2013)
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4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ablackshear for this extra!

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.

Taste: Moderately tart sour. This beer tastes of white zinfandel and raspberries. Its very vinous like a boozy white wine. Lots of red and white grape flavor. Pretty wine big barrel presence complimented with lots of oak and earthiness. Mild, but very noticable funk that tastes both musty and dusty. Finishes with a puckering, acetic and vinous mix of white wine, oak, red grapes, and raspberries. The beer sweetens as it warms, but still keeps that moderate pucker factor going. It gets a little boozey too without being off putting.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied sour. Moderate carbonation that is just as eppervescent as the head. The carbonation isnt detected until the beer sits on your toungue for a moment. The beer has a fairly dry finish that drives home the pucker factor of this beer. This beer hides the abv fairly well, but isnt really that subtle once the beer warms and opens up. Still not overbearing at anytime.

Overall: This is a very fine sour by Avery! I think this beers niche is your friend who is a wine snob that isnt a fan of any type of beer...give them a bottle of this beer by Avery and watch the wine snobs mind get blow by a beer! I think its a beer that beer and wine advocates could find as happy middle ground. This beer is exactly as I would have imagined it to be; based on the description found on the bottle. Avery really showing off what skill they have when they put beer into barrels! Great execution by Avery.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 06:28:36 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Is everyone too scared to open their bottles? Why no review yet? Decided I should review this before it gets any better. Poured from 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Bottled on May 2, 2013, released on May 4th, 2013. #14 in the Barrel-Aged series. Described as Ale brewed with cabernet franc grape must and aged in neutral zinfandel barrels. Served at about 45 degrees.

The color is the first thing that you notice. It pours with a tinge of strawberry on an amber base. But the head is big bubbled and pretty white. Falls very quickly. Body is clear as can be. The first whiff reveals a dry aroma that becomes very acetic. Definite white wine, dust, but not really fruity. The flavor is where this beer shines. A tart white wine again, but with light raspberry notes. Still a little musty on the intro. Mouthfeel is interesting as it lingers on the tongue before showing its puckering dryness. Carbonation is like a flavored seltzer water - very effervescent.

Overall this thing seems to come together much better than other Avery sours in the series. Very easy to drink with a compliment of flavors. Just pleasant all around.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:43:54 | More by RuckusDu
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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Very interesting. Pours a relatively clear pink color. Nearly zero head. I really enjoyed the color of this beer.

S-Tart but not supremely fruity. I just assumed that a beer so pink in color would be more fruity. I guess I do get berries with the tartness. Oaky with a hint of booze.

T-Tart and much fruitier than the nose. Berries and a noticeable wine component. Sour wine grapes, red berries and oak. Funky and tart.

M-A little heat. Feel isn't too heavy. Soft carbonation. Tannic.

O/D-One of my favorites from Night of the Funk. Would love to be able to find a bottle of this. A sample pour doesn't do this beer justice.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 15:30:11 | More by VelvetExtract
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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a 355 ml bottle (bottled on May 2, 2013) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a short-lived, soda-pop-like white head that drops immediately to nothing, not even a collar. The light cranberry/rose-colored beer is also quite still and clear in the glass.

S-The smell is heavy on tart, white grapes. There is also a fair bit of oak and smaller doses of white vinegar and funk. The tartness is mild to moderate, with the solvent-like alcohol both contributing to the tartness in the form of a burning/warming scent, and detracting from the tartness by providing some sweetness for balance.

T-The taste provides a bit more sweetness than the scent, which results in a welcome balance of flavors. There is still a lot of white grape, as well as lesser amounts of cranberry, cherry, and green apple. The white vinegar flavor is stronger on the tongue than in the nose, as are the drying oak flavors and funkiness. The alcohol is well concealed.

M-The feel is light and the chunky, fizzy carbonation hits quickly then leaves the palate.

O-This is a unique and tasty beer. It may not compare with the Supplications of the world because it doesn't quite have the complexity, but it provides a different and pleasing take on the wine-barrel-aged beer. The sour-power is sneaky here, as is the 10.4% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 04:41:15 | More by spoony
Volunt Plus Erat from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.