Brabant - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by OSUBeerStudent:
3.33/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Sat this one for a few months before opening. Into a glass.
Looks pretty good. Nice .5-1 finger head that lingers some, small amount stays throughout the beer. Dark for a wild ale, just about opaque. Not bad.
Smells sour, funky, a bit woody, a bit fruity. Me like.
Interesting. Sour isn't as present in the taste as the smell. There's a definite hint of booze in the taste, from the zinfandel maybe? Definitely some dark fruitiness here, moreso than the smell. The funk is there, too, but lower. Flavors aren't all that well-blended. This could use some more age, like another year. There's just a tiny hint of hop bitterness at the very end. I like the flavors but not the proportions of them. Disappointing after the smell especially.
Mouthfeel is ok. A little too highly carbonated but goes a bit with the wood/fruitiness, although it's less of a beer feel and more like a wine feel.
Drinkability is average I guess. I wouldn't want more than one of these at a time, and I won't have another one that I haven't stuck in the cellar for a year or two.
Overall interesting. I would also say intriguing. The smell is excellent but the flavors just aren't blended in the right way to make it a great beer. There's potential here.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2009 23:22:39 | More by OSUBeerStudent
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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 369 ratings.