Beer Review: AVERY ODIO EQUUM

Beer Review: AVERY ODIO EQUUM
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Unveiling the Unpalatable: Odio Equum Chronicles

In the realm of barrel-aged beers, Avery Brewing’s Odio Equum claims its space with an audacious proclamation. Unveiled as the fortunate #13 in their series, this sour ale challenges palates with a brash declaration of individuality. Bottled on September 14, 2012, with a limited availability of 465 cases, it beckons enthusiasts into a realm where strong opinions clash.


The Vinous Collaboration: A Clash of Tastes

The journey begins with a tale of collaboration. Avery Brewing’s vintner friend, though possessing sublime Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, appears to lack the requisite appreciation for the intricate dance of aromas and flavors that Brettanomyces orchestrates. A clash of philosophies unfolds, resulting in Odio Equum—a sour ale aged for 12 months in the very barrels that sparked this vinous collaboration.


Tasting Notes: A Symphony of Contrasts

Appearance: Dark ruby hues cascade into a thin tan ring, setting the stage for the drama that unfolds in the glass.

Aroma: A cacophony of scents envelops the senses—raspberries, melon vinegar, and the earthy essence of wet wood.

Taste: The palate is greeted with an assertive embrace of super tart juicy raspberries, entwined with the metallic notes of bret. A musty wood undertone adds depth to the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Lively and medium-bodied, the ale dances on the tongue, leaving a lasting impression.


The Verdict: A Symphony Worth Savoring

In the grand symphony of Avery’s barrel-aged creations, Odio Equum emerges as a standout composition. The interplay of flavors and aromas, despite the clash of perspectives in its creation, results in a beer that transcends the ordinary. With more depth than the average American-made Raspberry sour, Odio Equum invites enthusiasts to savor a unique chapter in the Avery Brewing saga.