Raspberry Sour | Avery Brewing Company

Raspberry SourRaspberry Sour
BA SCORE
4.16/5
792 Ratings
Raspberry SourRaspberry Sour
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:
#1,500
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
792
pDev:
6.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
204
Trade:
12
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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

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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

Photo of DrDemento456
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Couldn't pass on this the reviews are good and the price is spot on at 9 bucks tax included into a standard pint. Looks much darker than I expected more of a mahogany brown with just a 1/4 inch of foam that settles to practically nothing. Smell is amazing the brett and raspberries mend together to something I can't even describe but it smalls amazing! Taste is very sour but it's to be expected with sour brett and sour fruit. Every sip is puckering sour then a woody taste which mended reminds me more of a apple cider vinegar and fades out into a clean finish. For the ABV it drinks pretty well but damn is this sour.

Overall not undrinkable sour but still one of the more sour beers I ever obtained well worth a try especially if you can find it at the right price!

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Theogre83
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phineasco
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of Purp1eOne
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of moundbz
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Raspberry Sour from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 792 ratings
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