Brabant - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by BDIMike:
4.25/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very dark black color that turns maroon in the corners when held to the light. There is a good amount of carbonation that creates a thick tan/light brown head that has great retention.
Smell is very nice and complex. It starts with a very sweet and sugary spice smell. There is an underlying smell of some caramel malts, but is then taken over by that sweet zinfandel and alcohol smell from the barrel aging.
Taste is very strongly dominated by a nice sweet zinfandel taste. There is some underlying tastes of a black lager, but the ale really took on a nice taste from the zinfandel barrels.
Mouthfeel was awesome for a wild ale. The brew has a medium-sized thickness to it with a nice smooth feel. However, there is almost a nice crisp sparkle to it like it was mixed with champagne.
Drinkability is awesome on this wild ale. There is a good amount of tastes going on and they all go along with each other fairly well. The high alcohol is hardly felt in the drink and hits you afterward. A great beer unlike much of anything I have ever had. If you see this beer, grab it and try it.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2009 01:47:49 | More by BDIMike
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3.79/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served in a Dirty John's tulip pint glass.
What better place to pop this than a random get-together in a buddy's basement? It pours a deep sienna topped by a finger of off-khaki foam. The nose comprises sharp red wine grapes, light French oak, a hint of vinegar, light tart cherry, and something beneath it all that seems like light pumpernickel. The taste brings in more of the same, with the tartness even sharper than expected, though not enough to induce wincing. The pumpernickel comes into its own in the finish, almost creating something of an after-dinner chocolate kind of effect. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a solid sour blast, one that brings the pain without overdoing it (though just barely).
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2013 04:07:18 | More by TMoney2591
Brabant from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.