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Thensaurum - Avery Brewing Company

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117 Ratings

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 33
Gots: 29 | 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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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is amber with some light red hues when held up to the light, very nice lacing. Avery nailed the color on this one. The smell first is sour and fruity then oaky tart dry hay comes out. Tons of sour fruity flavors on the nose such as cherries, plums, apples, with hints of lemons and grapefruit as well. A nice sour taste which gives you that sour pucker that makes you want more. Plenty of the sour fruits in the taste as well. Very crisp and balanced. If you will, this is like an imperial version of JP La Roja. Really nice and a top 5 Avery sour for me. I have no idea what part the rum barrels play in this equation, but I like it.

tjmodica, Sep 14, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Looks like iced tea... Dark brown brew with soapy-foam tan head. Head fades fast; no lacing.

Tons of fruit. Berry. Lemon. Tartness. Spice. Vanilla. Strawberry rules the berry :)

Thin, lightly oakey, tons of tart berry, lemon, not a ton of vinegar, but nice smooth sourness. Well done. Wood could be slightly deeper as could flavor profile, but flavors meld well with the prickly carbonation, sweetness, and extreme lack of bitterness.

One of my top favorite Avery sours, for sure; I wish I had more of these to see change over the years... A damn fine brew, highly recommended, if you can find it.

chugalug06, Sep 06, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

RuckusDu, Sep 01, 2013
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Thensaurum from Avery Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.