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:
#2,860
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
818
pDev:
6.49%
 
 
Wants:
48
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210
Trade:
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Ratings: 818 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of emyers
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Amber brown with a one inch off-white head

Nose: tart raspberries and oak

Taste: sweet berries up front with moderate tartness coming in quickly. Oak undertones and tart finish.

Feel: tart with medium-high carbonation

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A garnet color. No head.
Fruity aroma, some oak.
Great taste. Raspberries, sweet and tart. Oak. A hint of vinegar.
Pleasantly tart and sour.
I could drink more than one these.

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Photo of Sammy
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

on tap at independent ale house in south dakota. absolute jammy big tart. really one to love. close to a perfect sour for me. COlour, taste, mouthfeel.

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Photo of Lucular
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Lots of raspberry, everywhere - in the dark pink hue, on the nose, and in the flavor up-front-and-center. Nice amount of funk and white wine barrel character.

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

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cd34
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ianpstephens
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianmandell
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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Raspberry Sour from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 818 ratings