Twenty Three

Colorado
United States
avery beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Inspired by Brabant (remember that one?) and the goodness of its marriage of Brettanomyces fermentation and Belgian dark malts, we’ve crafted this celebratory wild ale using three strains of Bretts. Our house strain, Brettanomyces drie, brings loads of ripe stone fruit aromas to the mix. Brettanomyces bruxellensis lends the classic horsey and rustic aspects of a traditional wild ale, while Brettanomyces custersianus delivers massive tropical fruit essences to the flavor party. Add some beautiful, dark and robust Belgian specialty malts for caramel, chocolate and fig elements and you have this — our rendition of a Dark Farmhouse Ale.

Profile

ABV: 
7.9%
Hops: 
Hersbrucker
Malts: 
Two-Row, Special B, Chateau CaraRuby, Weyermann Caraamber,
Dingemans Chocolate
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Aromas of thick, fire-browned whole grain bread crust -- like a moist German multigrain brot -- mingle with a pleasant soured whole-milk yogurt bite, low soy sauce elements, medium mousiness and medium horse blanket, finishing up with dried black raisins that are complex and evolving. The head is a coarse, mocha color sitting atop active carbonation in a beer that's a hazy, medium-brown color. Flavors start with brown rice, fresh soy sauce, multigrain toast, medium horse blanket, medium mousiness and end with a clean, dry and mouthwatering finish. The mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation and low alcohol warmth at the back of the throat. A light, creamy body ends with a waxy, mouth-coating feeling, inviting the drinker to take another sip. 

Overall, this is a remarkably drinkable beer -- complex but with harmony. The yeast character takes the lead in the aroma, flavor and mouthfeel. Highly recommended.

 

Brewery Introduction

A Colorado-based brewery for over 25 years, Avery Brewing has a singular focus on creating the perfect beer. In a world full of discord, we believe that a singular dedication to something as seemingly simple as beer can transform the world. Beer First. The Rest Will Follow.

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