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Thensaurum - Avery Brewing Company

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ThensaurumThensaurum

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

109 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 32
Gots: 28 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.89% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Strong sour ale aged in fresh Gosling's Old Rum barrels.

(Beer added by: RuckusDu on 09-01-2013)
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

12oz bottle $10.99. Dark brown color, decent head. Aroma is putrid diapers. Seriously bad smell, shit and garbage. Not good at all. Flavor is a bit of sourness, some sugar, very mediocre. This was another disappointing sour from Avery and I just don;t like their style. Sui Generis was good but most of these are pretty poor when compared to benchmarks like Russian River. They're sort of dirty if that makes any sense.

09-30-2013 02:51:00 | More by ArrogantB
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.1%

02-08-2014 03:02:27 | More by Hugonaut13
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

10-11-2013 20:39:54 | More by acurtis
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

11-21-2013 02:51:33 | More by Gonzoillini
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

05-04-2014 14:49:30 | More by enelson
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

11-02-2013 13:42:52 | More by crobinso
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-28-2014 12:42:47 | More by GRG1313
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-16-2013 01:36:27 | More by bbadger
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MatthewPlus

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

12-03-2013 20:59:23 | More by MatthewPlus
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-29-2014 06:40:59 | More by zestar
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-04-2014 17:44:59 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-14-2013 17:24:53 | More by djrn2
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-02-2014 21:44:48 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Vestlake

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-27-2014 00:01:45 | More by Vestlake
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gueuzegossage

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-04-2013 13:25:47 | More by gueuzegossage
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-11-2013 21:46:33 | More by DenverHopHead
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -7.7%

First crack at this beer released about a week ago. $12 per bottle, 276 cases sold. #17 in the Barrel-aged series. Ale aged for a year in first use rum barrels. Poured into Duvel tulip at about 45 degrees.

The head is almost non-existent, but the few bubbles stick around the whole time. Body is clear and a deep maroon/amber. Aroma is that typical Avery sour. Smells fruity like dark berries. Flavor is a little less sweet than other Averys which must be the rum coming through. A little bit of tobacco and apricots on the back of the mouth. As it warms, these become more harsh. On the mouth it has a medium body and not much puckering.

Overall, it is a very fall-like beer. The rum is prevalent and takes away any sweetness. Take your average Avery sour, add some rum, and you get this beer. Nothing crazy, but you are probably drinking it because you enjoy the other Avery's and this one will not disappoint.

09-01-2013 15:19:18 | More by RuckusDu
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -6.7%

the newest (as far as I know), of the avery barrel ages sours. this is a cool serious, but one that probably should have stopped with oud floris, by far the best and most complex of the lot. this one is unnecessarily alcoholic, and the rum flavors aren't all the way congruent with the highly acidic sour flavor and feel of this reddish brown beer. it smells like chokecherries and oak, not a bad combination, but the almost vinegary sour is evident, and I know from smell alone that this is going to be a real acid bomb. sure enough it is, and with the alcohol it almost hurts to drink. the flavors are intriguing. spiced rum or something similar adds a sweetness that makes the beer a little thick, and the alcohol makes it a slow sipper and a bottle to share. it has that same mouthfeel as all of the other avery sours, I don't know what it is, but im not stoked on it. maybe its their process, but it detracts from what is supposed to stand out about this beer. it could have been in red wine or whiskey for all I know, the rum isn't as specific as I would like it to be, other than the sugar, which doesn't help things. overall a good beer of course, this whole series is unique, but this one is forgettable in comparison to the others, not one I will go back to, especially for the price.

10-07-2013 21:55:52 | More by StonedTrippin
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-27-2014 02:26:27 | More by Cynic-ale
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-18-2013 23:31:46 | More by JuniperJesus
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-06-2014 02:25:47 | More by Sammy
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stuart3368

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-29-2013 17:02:33 | More by stuart3368
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incubuscience

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-17-2013 17:48:40 | More by incubuscience
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2014 02:16:23 | More by GABrew
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-29-2013 13:42:20 | More by Anonymous1
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Thensaurum from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.