Apricot Sour | Avery Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
6.4%
 
 
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2
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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.47/5  rDev -17.8%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Golden/ orange with no clarity, 1/2 a finger of head , and some minor lacing left on top of the brew. Gorgeous

S - Pear, apricot, fruit juice, and sourness

T - Like the aroma, lots of fruit juices and finishes dry and sour. Very tasty!

F - Light body and well carbonated.

O - Another tasty sour side project from Avery. Great as usual.

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Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Draught 55, New York, NY

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color with some orange hues. It poured with just a collar of white bubbles around the edge of the glass—eventually this nearly completely faded away.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of apricots are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has strong flavors of apricots along with notes of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This probably has the most apricots that I've ever gotten in the smell or taste of any one beer. It was all about the fruit and not overly sour.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of Grackos
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks dark orange. Hazy and beautiful.

Smells of apricot and peaches.

Tastes like it smells. Strong apricot and peach flavor, sweet with some bitterness. Delicious.

Goes down smoothly. The head disappeaes fast. Doesn't matter.

This is one of the best sours I've had. Highly recommended.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Peach, apricot, white grapes, white wine, lemon, lime and oak. Very dry finish. Nice level of sweetness and tartness. Easy drinking and approachable. Pretty good.

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Photo of Dope
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ambruns1979
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gene-Colorado
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Damian
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle purchased at Pemberton Farms, Cambridge, MA
Served in a tulip

Nearly opaque, dark burnished orange appearance. The liquid was topped by a thin white film of bubbles that fizzled away in mere seconds. No lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was amazingly apricot forward. This literally smelled like apricot nectar. Super punchy and sweet. Almost a touch sugary. Flawless in its simplicity.

The flavor profile was solid but drastically different from the nose. It was super crisp, tart and acidic. Bit of crackery malt and fruity sweetness on the front end. I might guess peach or apricot. The sourness intensified as the beer moved along the palate. Really bretty, lemony and acidic in the center. The tartness crescendoed on the finish. Loads of vinegar-like acidity. The barrel notes were practically nonexistent however. A hint of apricot lingered after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and contained a fine and fairly subtle effervescence. Somewhat creamy and frothy on the palate. By the drink's end, I could feel the acids in the beer stripping the enamel from my teeth.

Apricot Sour, as its name suggests, is an intensely sour and acidic wild ale. While the apricot was very present in the nose, it was surprisingly subtle in the flavor. This wild ale should probably be reserved for only more hardcore sour beer lovers.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bnes09
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pure orange color with slight haze. Minimal head. Fresh, ripe apricot aroma. Flavor is somewhat one dimensional. Great apricot character and pleasant acid. Minimal funk or wood character to enjoy. Moderate body and nice carbonation. Dry finish.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.34/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Apricot Sour from Avery Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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