Dépuceleuse | Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
235 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.73%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rye726 on 04-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
235
pDev:
11.39%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
56
Trade:
3
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Photo of AlexFields
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of kojevergas
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle served into an Avery stem-snifter as the Easy Tiger bar here in Austin, Texas on a special Avery night. Cost was a wallet-raping #30.00 USD (it was my birthday, so I paid it). 9.59% ABV. Bottled March 31st, 2010. "Barrel aged wild ale." Expectations were high. Reviewed from notes taken two nights ago.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a half finger wide head which dissipates within 10 seconds. Body colour is a muted dull brown. Nontransparent and opaque.

Admittedly, it's not much to look at, but I'm optimistic.

Sm: Musty sour cherry. Zinfandel/white grapes. Some brettanomyces funkiness along with the mustiness. Lightly tat. Doesn't seem too sour. Depleted white wine. Not too tannic. A bit acetic. Fleeting hints of oak wood. No hop character. Quite appealing, though the age is noticeable - in a bad sense. Mild in strength. Luscious and attractive.

T/Mf: Luscious full grape notes. Nice fruity smacky tartness. Tame sourness. It's not puckering. Pleasantly sour, with some nice acetic character. Subtle timid brettanomyces funkiness. No hop presence. Malty base is seamless: red malts and Belgian malts provide a hardly noticeable foundation which doesn't intrude on the sourness. Rustic wood lends it a natural cohesion, but there's no identifiable oak. The grape is fantastic; I definitely get zinfandel when I search for it, but I'm not so pretentious I'd wager I could recognize it blind. The cherry notes could be more interesting; they're a bit shallow. The alcohol is dangerously well hidden. Well balanced, though it seems age has made it a bit reticent.

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, almost refreshing. A bit too thick and imposing for the style and flavour profile.

I don't find any spices in the flavour profile. Below average depth of flavour. Below average intensity; quite mellow for a sour. Average duration of flavour. I like it.

Not oily, harsh, astringent, boozy, hot, or gushed. Has a decent presence on the palate. Not too acidic.

Dr: Quite drinkable. I think it'd be better fresh. Drink it now if you have one. At $30, I definitely wouldn't buy it again, but it's nice to try once. A tasty but not world class sour from Avery. Hides its ABV well. Will satisfy sour lovers but not blow them away.

Low B

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Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Beaver13
3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, bottled on 3/31/10. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange with a fizzy off white head that quickly goes to a thin film.

The aroma is woody lactic pie cherries and red wine.

The flavor is sweet and tart pie cherries with a nice sour twang with some wood, red wine and maybe a little oxidation and band aid in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a decent sour cherry beer. I wonder if I hung on to it a bit long though.

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Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Dépuceleuse from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 235 ratings
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