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
Ratings:
777
Reviews:
135
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
6.55%
 
 
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46
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198
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Avery's Raspberry Sour for $12.99 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for a sour today and I'm interested to see what Avery can do with this one, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle that had green foil on it into a teku glass.

A- The label looks good, it has a little bit of a classy look to it and it's a little eye catching. It poured a nice ruby and crimson color which took on a little more of a crimson and brown color when held to the light with a finger and half of fizzy off white almost light tan head that died down to a thin a ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave much lacing behind. This is a good looking sour, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a with a higher amount of medium sweetness with a nice funky yeast aroma being the first to show with a little bit of barnyard like aspect to it along with a little bit of red wine vinegar like aroma. Up next comes the raspberry which impart a nice natural raspberry and raspberry jam like aroma that go into the malts which are pretty light and only impart some sweet malt and doughy aromas. This beer has a good aroma, it's got just enough funky to it and the raspberries don't disappoint.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's a little more balanced this time and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the funky yeast being the first to show up and it imparts the same aspects, but it's a good amount lighter this time and it's followed by the raspberries which are also a little lighter than they were in the aroma and it's not as jam like this time. Towards the end comes the malts which impart a little more of a bready aspects this time and they show up more than they did in the aroma and they go into the finish with a medium amount of sourness that lingers just a little with a raspberry and malty aftertaste. This is a good tasting raspberry Sour, but I think it could be better if the raspberry showed up a little more.

M- Smooth, not too mouth puckering, a little refreshing, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and it was a good example of a Raspberry sour, all the aspects showed up nicely and it was a little more drinkable than I was expecting. THis beer has good drinkability, I could drink a couple of glasses without getting to be too much. What I like the most about this beer is the drinkability, it's good and it's more drinkable than most sours. What I like the least about this beer is that the taste wasn't a little more like the aroma. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good Raspberry Sour Ale. All in all I was happy with this beer and it turned out to be just as advertised. It's one of the better beers I've had from Avery lately and it's good example of the style. Good job guys, this is a tasty Raspberry Sour, keep it up.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Viaduck
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mahogany color with a nice head that quickly disappeared. aroma: raspberry(of course), vinegar, malt. Taste is salty sour, less sweet than expected. Lots of grain flavors & a strong lemon finish. Nice feel, very refreshing. If the raspberry flavor was taken up a notch it would be perfect.

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Photo of nrc79
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gene-Colorado
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheChickenWing
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottsoileau
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramerican
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amp
3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Raspberry Sour from Avery Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 777 ratings.
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