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Brabant - Avery Brewing Company

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86
very good

369 Ratings
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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 34
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.65% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-09-2009)
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle date 2/10/2009, poured into Reidel Vinum Cabernet glass. Let sit for about 10 minutes before opening and then another 3-5 minutes after opening.

Wow - if I didn't know better I'd say it poured almost as dark and viscous as a stout or an old ale. Nice ginger 1/2 finger head, with an extremely dark pretty well translucent body. There's a little hint of a deep red (like a Zinfandel). Decent amount of carbonation here.

Brett is extremely prominent at first blush. A slight hint of oak and slight tannins from the Zin barrels gives this a nice backbone, as does mildly powerful dark malts, which add more caramel tones with warmth. Hope pine is on deep background. This gets complex quickly.

Yes, let this warm a little - it's barrel tight at first from the oak tannins, hop pine and some austere, electric Brett. But after a few minutes, the carbonation disperses the funk a little more thoroughly and the dark malts come along with the Zin tannins and fruit, providing a slight boozy yet fruity sweetness. Carbonation helps keep this from being overpowering.

As mentioned, sure it's a little tight at first but the fruitness and the tannins of the Zin barrels (after a while there's even some jamminess) emerge and blend nicely with the Brett to soften it a bit. Drinks rather smoothly on the back end leaving a slight pucker but overall nice, long, winelike finish with a decent amount of mellow alcohol but not too much residual sweetness.

This drinks pretty smoothly when all is said and done. I'm guessing that a bit of time will make this deal even more interesting. Complex as it is, maybe a bit of cellaring will smooth it out a bit.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 01:27:42 | More by IBUnit63
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Brabant from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.