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Barrel Aged Series #11, Ricolte Sauvage - Retired

Avery Brewing Company - United States

Available in 12oz bottles

Alcohol Content: 11.03% by volume

Avery's chief Barrel Herder Andy Parker took a similar tack with the Récolte Sauvage, taking advantage of 150 gallons of Cabernet Sauvignon grape must for a quarter of the fermentables. After naturally occurring wild yeasts from the harvested grape skins took care of fermentation, the beer spent 14 months aging in fresh Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. With a quick nod to red wine, this 11.03% ABV red ale presents tastes of cherries, rich grapes and oak tannins. Parker looked to Bookcliff Vineyards on Colorado's western slope for the grapes in both beers. "No sulfites were used on the grapes," he said, "which means that wild yeasts living on the grapes were allowed to help on the primary fermentations."

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