Brabant - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by MEsquandoles:
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.
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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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.