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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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a mini snifter.

Appearance - Deep red, almost brown. Seems clear, aside from the color. No head.

Smell - Acidic. Seems like it's going to be really acetic, but it turns more toward the cabernet. Fruity, but I wouldn't call it distinctly raspberry.

Taste - Dark fruits up front. Sharp sourness, never too acetic, but that's again what it seems like it will be. Apple when it's cold, more toward cherry as it warms. Wine barrel comes through in the back end with a hefty malt presence in the middle. Oaky in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. I kept expecting this to get really sour, but it didn't ever quite get there.

Overall - Not sure where the raspberries are, but this is good. The wine barrel really brings this together.

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Photo of Pinknuggets
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Chico1985
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to the ever-so-generous cbutova for sharing this at a tasting a few days ago. The bottle date was 9-21-12.

Pour is dark red with a head that quickly mostly disappears to a thin ring.

Nice nose, big time raspberries with a good amount of sourness and light funk, slightly fruitforward. Some vinegar there. Flanders-ish.

Taste lives up, quite nice. Raspberries are huge and fresh tasting, with good level of tartness, funk and oak; lemon and some vinegary notes as well. Like the smell, it is a good mix but fruit gets the slight upper hand. Not too much of a wine feel here however.

Some heftiness to the mouthfeel for a wild ale (the ABV?), but still pretty light overall and pleasantly tart. Maybe some more carbonation would've been good.

For an American sour this is pretty great. It would've been cool for the wine barrel to show through more but the ratio of fresh raspberry and sour funk works great here. I also liked the slightly 'bigger' feel for this type of beer.

**more notes - 5/16/15

Tried again at about 32 months old. Pretty great, definitely huge sour raspberry and vinegar. The ABV too packs a punch, I was fine with splitting the 12oz three ways. I felt like wine/barrel tannins were coming through a bit more here then in my review but still light when compared to raspberry vinegar.

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Photo of TomTown
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of DonFrap
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear deep garnet/dark copper. Oranges, reds, and browns. Head is a very light tan/off-white. Creamy with decent retention. Tight bubble structure. Lively carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Tart and funky. Big barrel influence pushes oak and tons of vinous notes. Dark fruit, blackberry and currant. Raspberry in abundance. Lemon zest and raspberry jam. Macerate 'em good. Some acetic and lactic sourness to the whole thing. Fresh green apple. Builds a solid layered tartness fused with some earthy undertones. Loaded with berries.

Taste: Crazy acetic raspberry vinaigrette. Big pushes of leather through a slightly sweet fruitiness. Raspberry dominates with some deep blackberry and currant. Even some plum back there. Tart lemon zest. Runs citric with some lactic in the middle. Deep barrel influence with oak and a huge vinous character on the back. Building acetic bite as it warms. Completely obliterated raspberry flesh. Granny smith apple. Slighty funk in the back adds a mild earthy note.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a moderate carbonation. Bracingly dry at times, with a puckering tart finish. Juicy on the sip.

Overall: Latin for ballin'.

Age will only make this beer better. Loaded with fruit (which will likely drop out over time), but with enough funk and bug influence to keep me excited for years.

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Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of FunknWild
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ncaudle
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of WorldWideStout
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of markgoodman10
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Massbmx
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of justinmc1
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of moonknight31
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of MikeRMII
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of vfgccp
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of dbert21
3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Mike
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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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Photo of VictorWisc
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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