Quinquepartite | Avery Brewing Company

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78 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): 9.91%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"No. 5 in our Barrel-Aged Series. Brewery release only. 60 cases shared. 27 hoarded. This beer consists of: 37% Ale aged in Cabernet Savignon barrels, 25% Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels, 21% Ale aged in Port barrels and 17% Ale aged in Zinfandel barrels."

Added by womencantsail on 08-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
18
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of davistabuff
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of drabmuh
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer is amber wtih a thin white head, no lacing, no retention.

Aroma is all wine with a little lactic sourness, a little succinic sharpness, and some oak...actually a lot of oak.

Beer is sort of like a sour wine, there are several in this series that just end up tasting like spoiled wine, this is one of them. I don't like, not a repeat.

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Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of WeisGuy
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of photomike
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Lukafer
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of kansascitytrader
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of WillyMac
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of xnicknj
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of tms2929
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.88/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mild dirty amber appearance, cloudy lesser homebrew like appearance, off white head. Aroma was lemon wine and diacetyl like. Not a likeable funk presence, was offputting.

Oak taste, more diacetyl, seems like maybe burnt cherries. You get used to whatever it is that is a little offputting, the imitation butter and its plastic container I guess is the only thing that came to mind at the time. Some residual sweetness helps cover it up in the mouthfeel later on.

Too expensive to grab a bottle, too rare, hurts overall experience. Glad I could tick it at the Sour Fest.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of belgbeerdrinker. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Three fingers of orange-tinged foam that lingers indefinitely, leaving stick glass-coating lace. Opaque cider-like orange-brown color, with some tiny bubbles streams visible at the bottom of the glass.

S - Intense wood character, some dill, buttery Chardonnay oak, lactic sourness, light nostril-tingling acetic white wine vinegar, and sweet tropical fruits from the brett.

T - Taste is more tart and sour, with a green apple, vinous flavors, and a tannic finish. There's a faint toffee malt backbone from whatever the base beer(s) was. As it warms I get some pineapple brett flavors, as well as lactic sourness, buttery oak, and a faint dill flavor as well.

M - Tingly high carbonation, medium-full body that is actually appropriate for the listed ABV - no obvious alcohol though. Finishes largely sticky but with some tannins as well.

D - Judging from other reviews it seems the alcohol has dropped out quite a bit in the last six months. I had no problem putting down a 12oz on my own (my wife had a little bit too) and I would love to have this one again at some point. It's like a better version of Allagash Vagabond in some ways. My second-favorite offering from the Avery barrel-aged series behind Sui Generis.

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

Poured into chalice.

Pours 1/2 finger of beige head. Decent retention with some lace. Color is a clear golden amber.

Aroma: Cherries, oak, spice, green apples, acidic notes, decent amount of brett and funk. Some wine flavors.

Taste: Grapes and wine flavors up front. Cherries and green apples. Some spices. Oaky. Acidic. Pretty funky with a light amount of sour.

Mouthfeel: Funky and dry. Light to medium bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends pretty clean.

Overall, a decent sour. Reminded me a bit of RR sours, consecration specifically. Decent drinkability. I like it.

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Photo of mondegreen
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Bottle into an Avery Genua Glass

Pours a hazy golden with pinkish grapefruit hues. A very thin head stay afloat the top with nice lacing.

Aroma is subdued, but still nice. Lightly tart and slightly funky with overtones of citrus.

Taste mirrors nose, with the tartness coming out a tad more. Nice lingering sourness on the palate leaves me salivating. A little sweetness throughout.

Overall, I think this is a nice American Wild. I'd like to see it a tad dryer, as the sweetness seems out of place, but it is still a nice drinking beer.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on May 6, 2010. 97 Cases produced. Served from bottle into a Delirium Tremens snifter. Poured a hazy red-orange with a two finger bone white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, slight oak, and slight fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, slight funk, cherries, and slight oak. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this brew was quite excellent. All of the characteristics in this one were very nice and spot-on. The sour and tart notes were what made this beer so appealing to me. The aroma was also quite good and very inviting. A definite must try if you have the chance.

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Quinquepartite from Avery Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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