Eremita | Avery Brewing Company

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89
very good
40 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): 9.50%

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
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Note: this was listed as Eremita III on the board. I'm assuming it's the same recipe.

Pours a rusty brown, clean and clear at Avery tap room. Small head, but poured that way

Puckering aroma, but not nasal burning. For me, sours can be offensive. This one flashes hints of sourness, but I wouldn't call it offensive. Tart dark cherries, some wine tannin.

The flavors are muffled by the feel. The dark cherries are probably the dominant. Some wet wood. Nice earthy spice. The sourness takes the cake without being a tongue killer.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of LittleDon
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10 oz. in a tulip at the Avery Taproom on 8/15/11.

Apple cider color with a fair amount of haziness. Off-white head with fair retention an a small amount of lace. Aroma of wood and sour cherries. Nice carbonation up front, not too hard, not too soft. Medium amount of acidity and bitter finish. Description on beer menu indicates it was aged in Cabernet barrels. Oaken, wine-like characteristics middle to finish are similar to a Cab. Dry and light bodied.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of MsRif
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a sampler snifter at Avery. Poured a nice hazy brownish-red color with a small off-white head that left minimal lacing. Aroma was very tart...sour grapes, citrus, cherries...a bit of funky nose to it as well. I was nervous to try this as I am not a big sour fan. The taste definitely made me pucker a bit...but it was an enjoyable sample. I could NOT drink a whole glass of this...very strong and harsh, at least on my palate. Tasted boozy...and of course the tart fruits were there...citrus, sour apples, sour grapes...maybe a tiny bit of oak flavor or malty flavor. Not much. VERY tart/sour.

To me, it wasn't drinkable. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation...I think this style just isn't for me, but it was a good brew and DEFINITELY memorable.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Avery Tasting Room. $5 for a 5 ounce serving. Poured a hazy brownish color with a small ivory head. Tart on the nose, with aromas of barnyard funk, oak and caramel. On the palate, medium bodied and very tart, with flavors of caramel, oak and funk.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this at the brewery on 9/24/11.

Served in a mini snifter (right on). The beer is vigorously carbonated and readily replenishes its foamy head. Leaves really nice lace for a sour. Slightly hazed, garnet in color.

The aroma is of really tart cherries and green apple skins. Acidic.

There's a nice lactic bite to the flavor, as well a a decent amount of sour cherry. Tart with some caramel on the finish.

Strong carbonation with fairly prominent alcohol heat.

Really nice beer... glad it was my first pick upon stopping into the brewery tap room.

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4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Was lucky enough to try this one at the Avery Tap Room. Beer was served in a four-ounce snifter that nearly toppled over the rim.

A: Color was a deep reddish brown typical of a Flanders Red, although a bit more opaque than usual.

S: Smell was relatively mild for a sour with hints of grape jelly, cherries and lemon.

T: The taste matched the nose, as this beer was not overly sweet or sour. It made my lips smack just enough to enjoy the bite. Despite an initial taste of ripe sour cherries and dark fruit, the acidity of lemon tartness really shone through. As the beer warmed, it really opened up, inviting sugary flavors and a yeasty, malty backbone.

M: The mouthfeel was a bit thin compared with other sours, although this did not detract from the overall enjoyment of the beer.

O: I highly recommend those who make it to the Avery Tap Room to give this one a try. For those who haven't made the foray into sours, Eremita would make for a solid introduction and leave you puckering for more.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Rifugium
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
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

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4.43/5  rDev +5%
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.

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4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
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...

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Eremita from Avery Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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