Eremita | Avery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 40 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first release in our Tap Room Only series, it’s a strong sour ale with a moderate lactic acid bite, a hint of acetic acid flavor, and some mild farmhouse funk that melds well with the red wine aroma.

Added by corby112 on 06-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
40
Liked:
36
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
11.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Beerontwowheels
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of jwmarcum
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Kirch
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of jfstilling
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Anthony1
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of quine
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of lespaul85
4.92/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rarely do I rate beers but I value all the ones I read for the hidden flavors. I must say Avery tap room is a personal Mecca to me. I'm an east coast resident that travels to Boulder a lot and never miss Avery brewery when I come to town. Up until now their Brabant and Depeuseluse were the two best beers I've ever had but they topped it with Eremita.

The smell is obvious Brett beer farmhouse smell. It's one of those "this could be either incredible or horrifying" smells that I love with geuze beers and lambics. But knowing Avery's mastery with Brett beers, no fear at all.... Smell is definitely on the sour/bitter side though rather than sweet

The taste out of the tiny snifter is absolutely incredible. It's sweet with a perfect balance of sour.. And by that I mean reeealy sweet and reeealy sour in a perfect dichotomy. I'm told it has a blend from the old Depeuseluse casks with newer blends which I can't verify but I can imagine. Lots of woody flavors to increase complexity. Yet highly enjoyable to a "novice beer master".

The color is cloudy dark red and the head stays solid even while it warms up. And letting it warm up certainly doesn't hurt. Its nice to take a few sips cold and get the sweet character, move on to their selection of great tap-room-only dry hopped IPA's, and finish up this fantastic beer nice and warm where the more sour fruit character comes out. Like cherry and apple rind comes out from the jumble. The alcohol taste also starts to appear when warmed up but not enough to detract from other flavors.

This is a BOLD beer but still subtle in the right areas. Absolute,y worth a trip to the tap room at Avery which I already highly recommend (just keep it a secret since it's already been growing too fast over the past few years)

 1,773 characters

Photo of SiflandOlly
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Seemore
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Boonedoggle
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jIsh
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of corby112
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at the tasting room.

Pours a very dark, hazy copper color that is completely opaque with dark golden orange hues and a frothy creamy two finger off white head.  Excellent retention only slowly fading into lasting cap.  Spots of soapy lace left behind.  

Tart, funky aroma with lots of earthy oak and dark fruit as well as some funky barnyard notes and musty Brett.  Vinegar acetic quality with vinous dark fruit notes, especially cherry and grape along with some toasted oak.  

Full bodied with a slight creamy texture with a tart, puckering presence up front that is sour without being very acidic.  Prominent barrel character with a good bit of toasted oak, vanilla and vinous dark fruit.  Hints of grape, sour dark cherry and a lingering vinegary puckering finish that makes me salivate for more.  

 824 characters

Photo of drummermattie02
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Caleb
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Doodler
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Avery’s. Told it was a sour / wild ale aged in wine barrels. Pours a cloudy copper color with a decent head and nice lacing. Big funky fruity nose. Flavors are nicely sour and vinous, with a slight woody, balsamic vinegar flavor on the finish. Yummy stuff. This really should be bottled...

 301 characters

Photo of claytong
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

i believe the abv is 10.4, i know its 10 something.

appearance - orange amber, opaque from haze, good head that lingers the whole time im drinking

smell - sour apples, grapes, very fruity

taste - tangerines, sour apples, sweet lemon

mouthfeel - nice crisp dry finish

a solid sour. up there with rr's.

 305 characters

Photo of emaciated
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, ABV-10.6%

A-Red, with a small amount of white head.

S-Tart cherries, red wine.

T-Oak, more red wine and tart cherries.

M-Clean and crisp.

O-A good sour, definitely tastes like it was aged in zin and cab barrels as advertised. Loving this offering from Avery

 285 characters

Photo of Rifugium
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at their brewery

YUM. A strong sour ale aged in Cabernet AND Zinfandel barrels.

Served in a little baby snifter, poured a dark, hazy brown, burnt orange around the edges, with a small layer of eggshell head; some streaking on the glass, but not much in the way of lacing, as would be expected from a high ABV brew. Aroma of tart fruits, cherries, white grapes, oranges, with some yeasty notes coming through. Blast of flavor, with lots of fruit, cherries, grapes, white wine, sour apple, citrus pith, oak, acetic acid (vinegar, but not that bitter), woody, all on a solid malt base. I'll say it again: YUM. Alcohol definitely noticeable, but that's how it goes. On the heavy end of medium-bodied, smooth, but very strong. Definitely drinkable, just use caution.

 781 characters

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Eremita from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90% out of 100 with 40 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.