Apricot Sour | Avery Brewing Company

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4.16/5
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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:
#2,637
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
146
pDev:
8.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
26
Trade:
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of COBEERHUNTER
1.5/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of MGoeltz
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's lots of apricot in this beer, just a ton. It's mildly tart, not as sour as some fruit sours. There's a yeasty component to it that's good. It's not as complex as the best fruit sours (e.g. Cascade), but it's very tasty, and a good value.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of augustgarage
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Drie de Fonteinen tumbler.

Somewhat murky orange zest liquid with a highly active papaya whip cap; poor retention (similar to soda); no lacing.

Lush ripe apricot notes with a hint of amaretto, all beneath a tart, acidic, Brett. kissed funk.

Apricot nectar and cider vinegar on the palate. Hints of tangerine and faint cream notes emerge in the medium-dry finish. Fruit forward, though with sufficient tartness to keep the beer from becoming cloying despite the residual sweetness. Minimal "wild" notes.

Buttery mouth-feel with a fast diminishing fizz. Faint heat from the alcohol.

Pleasant apricot beer, it reminded me a bit of Lindeman's Pêche, though with a bit more complexity and a significantly higher ABV.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this on sale at HEB for $7. Pretty good deal considering I think most Avery bombers are $15+.

Pretty average, glad I didn’t pay a premium. Doesn’t hold a candle to the Jester King Fen Tao or Ranger Creeks small batch #11 apricot sour I have had in the past.

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Photo of aasher
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brendanjames
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. Neck of bottle is stamped 'BOTTLED 1.26.17'.
Murky apricot orange colored body. Fizzy head quickly dissipates, with partial ring fed by rising bubbles. No lacing.
Apricot aroma, with sour note. Oak barrel is also present.
Sour apricot taste. Sweetness from the juicy apricots, also has oak barrel vinous aspect. Funky yeast comes in late.
Medium mouth feel, with lots of dryness keeping the taste profile short.
Tasty sour ale with sweet/sour apricots, oak barrel, and funky yeast combo. Dry and delicious. Not overly complex but well done.

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

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

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

Photo of ShawnL
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benji88
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Psquared93
3.08/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Bitterbill
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce Prowler bought at Liquor Shed in Casper.

Colour of the beer is like the fruit, small head of foam that dissipates quickly, no lacing.

Sour apricot smell with some oak notes that imply wood. Got my attention.

Yep, woody barrel notes to go with the tasty sour apricot flavour. For a sour fruit specific wild ale, this nails it.

Barely creeps into medium bodied, fairly light level of carbonation, Avery did, imho, a fine job with this fruity sour. As they usually do. Tip of the hat.

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Photo of n2185
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerrat
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Apricot Sour from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 146 ratings