Style: American Wild Ale

ABV: 9.58

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Avery Brewing Company Spontanea

What the brewers say

“We gave our yeast a vacation. The crit- ters on the grape skins did all the work! Completely spontaneous fermentation! This ale was brewed with cabernet sau- vignon grape must and aged in cabernet sauvignon barrels.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Mellow fruity aroma. Low sweetness, but sweet grape notes are present as is some funkiness. Low tart- ness and a juicy wine-like character.”

Flavor: “This beer has a nice champagne-like taste with the high car- bonation. The moderate tartness with a slight sweetness transitions into a semi- dry linger that is medium lasting and a light tannic finish. As it warms, there are more grape notes. The acidic sourness is present but not overpowering. Nice lactic flavor. Mellow and rounded.”

Overall: “An enjoyable beer, with a nice grape character. The carbonation gives it a nice mouthfeel and the tartness blends well to make it a refreshing sour beer with some aroma and taste of goat and horse blanket.”

What our editors thought



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