Meretrix | Avery Brewing Company

MeretrixMeretrix
BA SCORE
4.31/5
82 Ratings
MeretrixMeretrix
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.62%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Schmittymack on 07-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
82
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
28
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 32
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4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 4.14.14
Bottled Jun 29, 2011

A - Dark amber with a fizzy dark tan head that is gone fast.

S - Tart cherry, oak, raspberry.

T - Tart cherry and oak, a nice sour without being a puckerer.

D - Good cabonation with a light body.

O - Nice cherry and oak flavors with a balanced tartness. Good beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice solid white/tan head with good retention. Great clarity. No lacing. Fantastic legs. Brew is rosey red with a nice pink undertone.

Strawberry, cherry, cranberry, white grape must. Sweet, tartness, Not vinegar. No lemon, slight lime.

Dry, earthy, strawberry, cherry, green apple, tart, nicely full. Fruity, aromatic. Great full sour. Carbonation is very solid and high, appropriate. Body is medium and well blended. Sweetness is rock-solid and gracious! This is an amazingly well rounded beer. Slight awkward bite at the very end. Not a vinegar sour at all. Solid.

It's nearly a perfect beer. This has to be near the pinnacle of Avery Barrel Series... Way beyond recommended. I will definitely be seeking another, just encase someone has an extra lying around. Thanks RuckusD for the swap!!!

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: bottle at City Tap House, Philly, PA

Slightly hazy reddish-brown pour with a thin ringlet of bubbles on top. Aroma was fairly lactic, with a good dose of cherries and red grapes. The aroma was accurately reflected in the taste, cherries, red wine, lactic notes, tart but not puckering, dry oakiness, a hint of vanilla and sugary malt base. Enjoyable. Medium body, alcohol was right about where it should have been, moderate carbonation, dry, and easily sippable.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -42%

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3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served with all the other Avery beers. Beer is amber with a tan / off white head, small bubbles, low retention.

Aroma is cherries and some acetic notes. A little bite.

The tartness of the cherries almost plays well with the bite from the acetic but overall this beer is over the hill and going down. Drink them now, they aren't getting any better.

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Meretrix from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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