Thensaurum - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

123 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 36
Gots: 30 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Strong sour ale aged in fresh Gosling's Old Rum barrels.

(Beer added by: RuckusDu on 09-01-2013)
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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.37/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Thensaurum from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.