Sui Generis | Avery Brewing Company

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Sui GenerisSui Generis

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Oxymoron on 09-10-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of cpetrone84
3.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

hazy copper orange thin tan head. Nose has fair amount of ripe cherry, decent bit of wood, notes of red wine an lightly tannic, lactic acid in back, plum pits. Taste is more lactic, faintly acetic in back. Fruits are more muddled, cherry, dark grape, almost candied, and some plum pit. Note of olive in the lingering light to moderately sour finish. Body is a touch oily, light and well carbonated for easy drinking. Flavored aren't extremely bright, they have a fair amount of depth but slightly flabby. Decent stuff.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2009)

Adam Avery's First Barrel-Aged Dinner
Stone Brew Co.
Escondido, CA

(Aged for 2.5 years)

Cloudy dark amber with a moderately sized khaki colored head. Nice retention and appropriate stick. Very pretty.

Complex, evolving aroma, especially as the beer warms. At initial temperatures, the yeast and lactic sour character is most present, but as it warms interesting notes of cherry, plum, and apple combine. Good oak presence as well, but I wouldn't name a particular spirit.

The flavor is a nice combination of funky yeast, fruit character, oak, and a moderate to high level of sourness. Complete, very drinkable, and the alcohol is remarkably well hidden.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation; dry finish.


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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the 2012 Peter Reeves Memorial Sourfest at Churchill’s Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some malt, wood, and wine aromas. Taste is much the same with only a mild sourness. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of claytong
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of pawpaw
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of WeisGuy
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of GreatBloomer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of hu5om
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Bobbydigi
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Khazadum
4.89/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lots of carb, tiny tight bubbles. Clear amber body. No lacing, no retention.

Smell of blueberry, BlackBerry, some light lactic and acetic acid nature. Grapes, light oak tannins.

Perfect tartness, cherries, raspberry. Finishes acetic.

Full bodied. Crisp. Light puckering. Great great great great. Amazing.

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Photo of Kirch
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of photomike
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of bauermj
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Thanks to bauermj for bringing this over.

Appearance: The beer is a amber brown color with a big white frothy head. Great retention on the cap, and a bit of lace sticks to my glass.

Smell: A bit of caramel, lots of dark cherry and lemon zest.

Taste: The flavor starts with a smooth sweetness, with a bit of dark cherry and lemon zest give me a tart, lactic, and slightly acetic sour flavor.

Mouthfeel: If anything, this is a bit overcarbonated. Bubbly carbonation kind of overwhelms my tongue and distracts from the taste. The body is on the light side, and there is a lactic acidity as well. A bit grainy as well.

Overall: This was a definitely a solid sour. Avery makes some interesting sours for sure.

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Photo of djrn2
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of WillyMac
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of RuckusDu
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Sui Generis from Avery Brewing Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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