Rufus Corvus | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.83%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
85% aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, 9% aged in Chardonnay barrels, 6% aged in Zinfandel barrels

Added by Rhettroactive on 04-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
431
Reviews:
39
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.13%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
87
For Trade:
11
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Typical Avery malt level gives this an almost caramel flavor. Add that to the rich red wine characteristics and the relatively mild sourness (4/7/14 bottle) and this is a top beer in this category.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with a murky complexion. A fingernail of beige foam covers half of the top. I definitely pick up the aromas of Cabernet and Chardonnay. The flavor is sour with Brett but is nicely balanced with the wine barrel aging. I definitely taste Zinfandel and Chardonnay. The mouth is highly carbonated and crisp.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark brown in color with amber hues. The head is pale white in color and rapidly dissipates. Spotty lace lays over the body.

S- Deep sour aromas, brown malt and earthiness. Cherry aroma or something of the orchard variety.

T- Sour cherries, malty flavors that border on bready, and a lingering nutty aftertaste. There's crisp apple as well.

M- sour, light, mostly smooth and slightly acidic.

This is damn tasty. The flavor sets it apart from the rest of the pack.

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Rufus Corvus from Avery Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 431 ratings.
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