Obscuro & Nimbosus | 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): 8.11%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel-Aged Series #20 - A tropical sour ale aged in dark rum barrels and spiced with a touch of fresh ginger and key lime zest.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
29
For Trade:
5
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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HowardTheDuck
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with @dkrep. Pours a dark reddish color with a very airy 1-finger head. Nice retention and lacing. The nose is exactly as advertised - ginger and key lime. No rum barrel to be found anywhere other than the color, which is a shame because I think there would have been some benefit. This is hyper-acidic which is exacerbated by the strong key lime flavor. Definitely an enamel ripper but still very unique and enjoyable.

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4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours the color of Mount Gay rum, capped by an inch of tannish foam, a few clumps of lacing hand around

Smell: Charred oak, fig, balsamic vinegar and lime, with hints of ginger and a yo-ho-ho

Taste: Acetic sourness laced with charred oak, fig and balsamic vinegar scorch the tastebuds, with the lime and ginger building in the middle; the rum is very subtle but it appears, after the swallow, though the finish continues the sour onslaught; the rum does reappear in the aftertaste, however

Mouthfeel: Puckery, with a medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall: A sour that I find more interesting than enjoyable, to be honest; the lime and ginger add a fascinating tropical element and the rum is deftly handled (and I generally don't care for rum barrel treatment)

Thanks, JMBSH, for the opportunity

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4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An extra sent to me by a good florida friend.

Looks great. Dark brown. Or maybe it's the lighting in the room.
Smells.. as I expected. A flanders. Maybe even some Smucker's PB & J.
Tastes.. almost like a cola. Tartness that dissipates not too fast but not too long. Definite barrel. And that Lime! Just a hint but just enough.
Same can be said about the mouthfeel. Good carbonation but not so that you're coughing it back.

I can't stop sipping this. PM me if you can trade.

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4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Bottled 5/30/14.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, ginger, lime, rum, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour lime, ginger, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite sour but tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Obscuro & Nimbosus from Avery Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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