Odio Equum | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style Red Ale with raspberries aged in first-use Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.

Added by StonedTrippin on 10-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
311
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
63
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Authentic raspberry, wild yeast, and wine aromas. Some retained head and lace trail. Fuller mouthfeel. Citrus, tad of funk,wood,cherry, complex notes. A great really tart beer that satisfies, courtesy of Jason Bach.Not for everyday but great for sour fans.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour for Best Damn Night Of The Barrels held at The Beer Company in San Diego, CA.

Bottled 9/21/12.

Pours a clear reddish-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with grain, raspberry, and slight wine aromas. Taste is much the same with a sour berry flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some nice sour fruit flavors going on.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this came out yesterday or today, and is the 13th of the barrel series beers. it might just be as good as the oud floris or the uncle jacobs, its friggen outstanding! not sure whether to call this an american wild ale, which it surely is, or a flanders red ale, the closest approximation of what its trying to be. any help on this would be much appreciated. pours a ruby red color, shady from some sediment, with a laid back quarter inch of tan head. the smell is real sour, not just brett either. definitely some lacto in here, its acidic and tannic and tart and fruity and wowwww. some vinegar to the nose too, almost intimidated to take the first sip. its jaw hurting sour at first, but then some of the intricacies come in. first raspberries, then oak and cab sauv, almost like a wine blend or something. lots of fruit coming through. whatever was floral in the nose didnt come through to the taste, but thats okay. the sour dry finish is punishing. alcohol is well hidden, carbonation is slight, and body is roundly medium. makes for a nice drinking sour. interesting that i got to have this and crooked staves batch number 1 on the same afternoon. this is much more sour, but its also much more fresh. the batch 1 is highly refined and mature, with this is young and angry, but its a wonderful beer. i think the wine is more apparent in this, and the raspberries in the batch 1. worth every penny, as all the barrel series beers have been. a must have.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With the acetobacter bacteria leading the charge, this rich and savory yet powerfully intense sour ale carries an overall vinegar-type acidity with other earthy and acidic tastes following closely behind.

The inquisitive lambic-type ale starts off with a ruby-mauve color, and then laced with rusty brown low lights and haze. Its initial sprite of carbonation charges the beer with a champagne-like consistency. But after that quake subsides, the beer falls to a mildly creamy calm brought on by a light netting of short-lived retention and no real lace. It definately prefers wine-like tendencies.

A beautiful melange of red wine, tart fruit and balsamic vinegar offers up a modestly robust scent of nuts, toast and faint chocolate- just ahead of the pang of tannin wood spice, saddle leather, horse hair, sea air and a gamey mushroomy note. But heading into taste, the ale is all about the vinegar.

Though the ale is highly vinegar-balanced, it actually starts off with dry cider and under-ripened berries with cherry and crab apples. As soon as the taste of red wine vinegar gains command, a savory sherry-like rich and salty tone takes hold as well. Tastes of brine, tobacco, mild soy sauce, toast, almonds and an almost-chocolate all peak through from time to time.

Sheer acidity penetrates those soft tissues of the mouth for a piercing tannin and sour astringency. Bu the ale retains just enough malt starch to assist in a shy creaminess that keeps the beer from thinness or watery palate sensations. Its finish nearly locks the jaws with its high vinegar acidity and solventy "super-glue" warmth.

This is one sour beer. For Lambic fans who have grown desensitized to normal sour ranges, this beer will make you feel like a kid again.

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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out with a garnet color and a pretty impressive head that delivers some lace

Smell: Vinous and tart, with green apple and strawberry tones

Taste: Very acetic from the get-go, with tart green apple, vinous grape and strawberry jam flavors; oaky elements develop in the middle and the acetic quaility builds into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; very puckery

Overall: Only for those who like their sour beers very sour as this beer hits that button

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mothman
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very little head. Color is a copper amber.

Flavor profile: acid, tart, and sour. Lots of raspberries. Reminds me of a sour brown ale. Cherry flavors. Very fruity. I am guessing this comes from the wine barrels. It has tanin flavors and oak in it as well. Lemon citrus flavors.

Mouthfeel: tart and mildly mouth puckering. Light bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall, a solid sour. Very Oude bruin like, except it has raspberries. Derfinetely enjoyable.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud

Light fizzy head, touch of dot lacing, hazy brown auburn color.

Nose tart berry funk, raspberry syrup and acidity, fresh berry, little vinous funk, some alcohol, creamy raspberry ice cream.

Taste brings sweet candy syrup, raspberry candy syrup, generic tart berry and sour raspberry, fair sourness, with candy sweet sugar, and a little flemmy funk, little wheat malt, mild reddish malt, mild phenols, touch warming booze. Little bitter seed, semi sweet sticky finish flemmy acidic funk and big raspberry with some funk.

Mouth is med bod, little carb.

Overall nice raspberry, tart and light funk, very little cab barrel, feels like it's dropped off from what it was at one point.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mdfb79
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 03/15/13 notes.

a - Pours a deep reddish brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour dark fruits, sour cherries, red wine, oak, vanilla, spices, and fruity malts. Very nice nose with a lot of sour dark fruits; really like the nose.

t - Tastes of sour dark fruits, vinegar, sour cherries, vanilla, spices, pepper, fruity malts, must and earthy notes. Nice and sour with a lot of vinegar; very nice.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation, acedic body.

o - Overall I thought this was an awesome wild ale; loads of sour cherries and vinegar, which is right up my ally. Could definitely take down a whole 12 oz. bottle, and would love to get it again.

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Odio Equum from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 311 ratings.
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