Apricot Sour | Avery Brewing Company

Apricot SourApricot Sour
BA SCORE
4.21/5
115 Ratings
Apricot SourApricot Sour
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bushels of juicy apricots and bright bursts of barrel-aged tartness are seamlessly infused to cultivate this deliciously distinctive and succulent sour ale.

Added by jaydoc on 10-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,201
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
115
pDev:
5.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
Trade:
1
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Photo of LJTate
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another awesome find in Avery's $10 bomber crowd. Although once I said that, I noticed they were quickly gone from the Winco I was purchasing them at. Bummer. Anyways, this is my favorite of the bunch. Pours a mildly hazy kind of golden/apricot color with a thin 1/4" white head. Nice tart apricot dominating aroma, dry skin, dry wood kind of vibe. Very sour aroma.

Taste was also very sour, apricot is so good and easy, this is right up there with the Filmishmish/Cascade/Rare Barrel level apricot wilds, but half as expensive. Clean no funk frills going on here, the sour level is up there, the fruit level is too. Its not Fou Fune level complexity by any means, but it is a totally respectable juicy banger. Cost effective and a supermarket shelfie, thank you very much!

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Photo of brentk56
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot nectar color with a big head that fritters away quickly; minimal lacing

Smell: Apricot fruit, lemon and oak and acetic tones

Taste: Acetic from the outset with slight lactic tones forward, the lemon leads and blends into the apricot flavors; oaky and dry, through the middle, with the acetic sourness re-emerging in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation; puckery

Overall: Not among the more complex sours Avery has produced, this is still a very good beer that delivers the goods at an attractive price point

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample from a bottle at beer meets wood. Hazy peach color with a thin white head. Lots of apricot in the flavor and nose as well as plenty of earthy tart to counter. Nice sour.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-Aged in oak.

A: A beautiful rustic-orange pour produces a quickly diminishing head with a very loud audible carbonation, an almost soda-pop like fizz. Tons of macro-bubbles make the glass dance, the head lapses before any coloring or texture could be observed, to a polished surface and clean glass dressing. A strong steady rise of carbonation ensures throughout the course of the entire drink, never letting up. A small amount of floaties could be observed near end of glass.

S: Tart apricots, sour citrus-orange is first impresssion, with some dank, mildewy fruit and greenery. There is a noticeable funky yeastiness that is hard to describe at times, wet grains, dank greenery, berries, and a touch of vinyl.

T: Tart apicots are fore-front for flavor. Yeastiness funk, tart citrus-fruit, nice puckering level of sourness that is very respectable. Dank greenery and briary notes are very clean with some sour lemon and dank grains. Wildflowers and oranges, (most likely from the apricots rather yeastiness) has a nice presence. The oak influence is fresh wood, rather then aged, and is more subtle. The apricots are the main focus here, with a nice sour twang delivering throughout.

M: Bubbly activity, slick and slippery texture with a nice medium fullness. Tart and acidic, sharp apricots twang with some background lemon sourness off the swallow.

T: Very nice level of sourness overall, I am particular to apricots in my sours above all else, so I enjoyed this by flavor as well style. Lemony-apricot twang, clean sourness, nice level of intensity and definitely worth a try. Will not let down the dedicated hard-core fan, and will not turn off or offend first time tasters, as this is overall very acceptable and drinkable for a mast spectrum. Outstanding flavor, and suitable for single consumption, (some sours are hard to tackle alone in bomber form) make this a very good recommend.

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

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Hellpop65
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottspencer
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brpendergast85
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.47/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz. foiled bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Not a great looking beer. Nose is pungent tart apricot and sweet vinegar. Puckering. Beer opens intensely tart. Puckering and fleshy. Apricot pit, peel and meat are all detectable. There's even a bit of juicy sweetness mixed in. I'd hardly call this balanced though. Acidic on the finish with a biting tartness. Body is light to medium with ample carbonation. Prickly and foamy on the palate and crisp and puckering going down. Same finish.

Solid. Could use a touch more fruit presence to balance out the intense tartness.

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Photo of mig100
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Apricot Sour from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 115 ratings
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