Raspberry Sour | 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): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Luscious ripe red raspberries are elegantly intertwined with a bountiful amount of lactic acidity and delicate barrel nuances to cultivate this stunning sour ale.

Added by Prospero on 01-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,633
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
808
pDev:
6.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 808 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeinportc
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Murky reddish chestnut-brown, with a short-lived light pinkish-tan head and lacing.

Jammy (unsweetened) raspberry aroma , plus a slight (brown bread batter + (very slight)balsamic vinegar) smell.

Taste is dried raspberry, lactic sourness, tannin from the barrel, a brief hint of (dried) (prune + cherry), finishing with a little yeast funk. Just enough bitterness to balance the slight sweetness of the fruit.

Feel is light, slightly oily , with very fine, but noticeable carbonation tingle on the finish. A drying finish, balanced with a mucilaginous sour accumulation on the back of the upper palate.

Overall, beautifully balanced, and a joy to drink.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. 'Bottled in June 2016' is part of the label details.
Clear, reddish brown body (final bottle pour introduces cloudiness). Fizzy off white head quickly dissipates to bubble fed ring and a few scattered islands. Just a couple of spots of lacing.
Tart raspberry aroma with just a hint of oak and yeast.
Sour taste of raspberry, and woodsy oak. Vinegar aspect swishes through with each sip. Raspberry taste is very natural and fresh fruit-like. No funk.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Dry and slightly astringent. Good carbonation.
This beer is a tart fresh fruit sour, enhanced by its time in the barrel.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keith40
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

1 pint bottle dated March 2016 purchased at Moonshine Liquors in Hyannis. Reddish/brown color and raspberry nose. Taste is definitely raspberry with some tartness and some sour. Crisp, fruity and relatively easy drinking. Glad we tried it. Almost like drinking a raspberry wine with carbonation.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. bottled April 2015, so some 2 & 3/4 years old.

murky red brown body, but against the light reveals a clear deep reddish brown. decent amount of carbonation initially. also initially a mix of foam and fizzy head leaving little lacing. This eventually dissipates to a ring and faint covering.

aroma is quite vinergary and faintly funky. too old?

ah, it tastes better than it smells. strong but pleasant sour taste, i only detect the raspberries towards the end.There is a slight oakiness to it. The vinegar on the nose does not come through in the taste, which is overall pretty good.

mouth is around medium, finish is tart sour raspberries.

overall, des[ite the look and smell, this is a pretty fine sour beer. would certainly have it again.

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Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of williahd
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTKATL
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Trying the sours...

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hophazzard
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 16 ounce Prowler. $11.00

It pours a clear light brown with reddish hues, an inch of foam, good lacing.

Smells of both sweet and sour raspberries. So fresh smelling.

More tart than sweet, hence the name, so juicy, so natural, hints of vanilla, not complex to my palate but who needs super complex when this is as awesome as it is.

Light side of medium bodied, enough carbonation to get it done.

So damn enjoyable.

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Photo of Heeenrik
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Botttle thanks to Stephen

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Photo of Sour_Lord
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been banging this beer all summer. Once they started carrying it at my grocery store for $9.99 a bottle, it just became part of my grocery bill.

Pours a mixture of yellow and pink colors. Mild thin head 1/4" and it goes away pretty quickly. Aroma was a mixture of clean lactic sour and raspberries, the dry wood came in afterwards. Straightforward and relatively simple there.

Taste is more of the same. Mildly bitter raspberry, a feint malt body, almost wheat like, dry wood effect on all of it. Sourness appropriate, not overly hot or acidic. Nothing really in the way of funk developing, these are innoculated it seems, nothing spontaneous really going on here, nor does there need to be. Carbonation is appropriate.

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Photo of Vidblain
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Raspberry Sour from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 808 ratings