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Brabant - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
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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MEsquandoles

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very interesting brew and def. worth seeking out!

It looks like I didnt rate it before, so here are some impressions...a few days after 6 months in the bottle.

It's still pretty woody; can taste the Zin, which is really nice. But the Brett has definitely increased, noticeably more sour now too--all of which have masked most of the chocolate and roasty malt flavours that used to be more prominent. Still some nice grape and plum flavours, blackberries, and some sour cherries. A lot going here, but they've certainly come together now.

The Brett is def. funkier now, still very similar to their 15 Ale, but this one has some added sourness.

Highly drinkable.

12/05/2009 update - Same progression as stated before. Very drinkable but still very complex. Love the wine-like qualities.
I kick myself for not buying more. It's a tragedy one-off rare beers like this don't get re-made.
Tastes like Cran-Pome-Grape juice then fades into wine flavours and some cacao and oak. Earthy, musky, clovey with the finish. Some vanilla not noticed previously
Perfect with French cheeses and dark chocolate.
I agree with my former ratings.
Edit: it's still pretty oakey and esp. wine-like after pouring the last inch of the bottle into the snifter.

7/24/2010 - Almost 1.5 yrs in the bottle - More sour now (not just Brett), a little thinner, not as velvety. Very wine like. I think it was more interesting before. Feels more like wine and reminds me more of wine than any other beer I've had.
Went great with some wild mushroom and goat cheese pizza on whole wheat, along with some earthy brie, including the rind. Dark malt flavours as described before come through if you seek them out. More raspberry than before.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 03:42:52 | More by MEsquandoles
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Brabant from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.