Volunt Plus Erat | Avery Brewing Company

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Volunt Plus EratVolunt Plus Erat

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.43%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by RuckusDu on 05-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The color of the beer is what you would expect when you blend some Cabernet Franc must into a pale ale - it has a rather burnt orange/cranberry hue; the head is very modest and fades away quickly, which further clouds the beer/wine quandary that this beer presents

Smell: A lactic blend of tart currants and red wine present themselves, buttressed by oaky tones and a hint of crusty bread

Taste: Tart currants and rather harsh, earthy flavors of Cabernet Franc open the flavor profile, with lactic and acetic sourness building; the oak and tannins dry out the finish, with a hint of crusty bread struggling to linger in the otherwise sour finish

Mouthfeel:: Puckery, with a medium body and moderate carbonation; only a slight hint of the rather high ABV

Overall: I wish that Avery's sours were more widely available; every one that I have tasted has been top notch

Thanks, JMBSH, for the opportunity

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ablackshear for this extra!

poured into crooked stave tulip glass.

Appearance: medium pink rose bodied beer with 2 fingers of bone white head resulting from a moderate pour. The head is epperversecent and short lasting quickly drops down to no head and not even a ring on top of the beer. The beer honestly looks like its still and not carbonated.

Smell: Lactic and acetic. Oaky, earthy, and vinous. I get red grapes for sure and a little bit of red berries.

Taste: Moderately tart sour. This beer tastes of white zinfandel and raspberries. Its very vinous like a boozy white wine. Lots of red and white grape flavor. Pretty wine big barrel presence complimented with lots of oak and earthiness. Mild, but very noticable funk that tastes both musty and dusty. Finishes with a puckering, acetic and vinous mix of white wine, oak, red grapes, and raspberries. The beer sweetens as it warms, but still keeps that moderate pucker factor going. It gets a little boozey too without being off putting.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied sour. Moderate carbonation that is just as eppervescent as the head. The carbonation isnt detected until the beer sits on your toungue for a moment. The beer has a fairly dry finish that drives home the pucker factor of this beer. This beer hides the abv fairly well, but isnt really that subtle once the beer warms and opens up. Still not overbearing at anytime.

Overall: This is a very fine sour by Avery! I think this beers niche is your friend who is a wine snob that isnt a fan of any type of beer...give them a bottle of this beer by Avery and watch the wine snobs mind get blow by a beer! I think its a beer that beer and wine advocates could find as happy middle ground. This beer is exactly as I would have imagined it to be; based on the description found on the bottle. Avery really showing off what skill they have when they put beer into barrels! Great execution by Avery.

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Volunt Plus Erat from Avery Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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