Recolte Sauvage | Avery Brewing Company

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Recolte SauvageRecolte Sauvage
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.03%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by claytong on 02-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
71
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by zeledonia:
Photo of zeledonia
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 26 June 2012. Tasted 2 November 2013.

Pours a medium cherry-wood brown. Clear, despite the accumulation of grit in the bottle. Half-finger of pale orange-hued head, okay retention, not much lacing (as expected for a wild).

Smell is the high point. Fruity and tart in equal measures, delightful and well-balanced. It has a sweet fulness that melds well with the light sour. Cherries, red grape must, and brandy, with a sour twist.

In the same way that the smell is balanced, the taste is not. Far too sweet and fruity for my tastes, with only a dash of sour to balance it out. Much heavier on the brandy and the medium-dark stone fruit. Cherries and wood and fortified red wine. Not really bad, but not what I was hoping for.

Feel is a downer. Overly buoyant, probably from the alcohol. Medium-bodied, a little on the heavy side, and kinda flat. The combination of that expansive balloon sense, and the low carbonation, make for an overwhelming experience (and not in a good way).

If I could just smell this, I'd be happy. The taste and the feel reveal another side, a heavier, fruitier, overly sweet and buoyant side. On balance, pretty darn good; but I'll stick to the nose.

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Bottle courtesy of fortsambo. Served in a mini snifter. Pours dark with a thin head and not too much retention. The nose has a heavy whiff of red-wine grapes along with oak and acidity. Dark fruits and berries in the background. Flavor is similar, with a heavy emphasis on the barrel character. Medium body. A bit tannic. Interesting, but not something I’d revisit right away.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another shared by Jason.

A - Dark reddish colored beer with an off-white head.

S - Smells a lot like wine. A bit jammy, with a bit of oak coming through.

T - Tastes more like wine than any beer I've ever had. Nice tannic notes and grape flavors with some good barrel influence.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

O - If you like wine, you should probably stick to wine. If you like a beer that is trying to be a wine, maybe you should drink this. Interesting, but this isn't really better than just a good beer or good bottle of wine.

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Pours a deep, dark red color with a small off-white head. Holy crap does this smell sweet. Intense grape aroma and just as much sweet jam kind of smell. Lots of berry type notes to it (blackberry and boysenberry, mostly). The flavor is no different. Intense sugary sweetness with berry jam and overripe grapes dominating. Some red wine, a bit of wood, and minimal tartness to break up the sweetness.

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Recolte Sauvage from Avery Brewing Company
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