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Brabant - Avery Brewing Company

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86
very good

369 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 12/31/09

Bottled 2/10/09

Pours a dark & murky brown; settles very dark with deep plum highlights. Close to two fingers of brownish-tan foam. Over a few minutes the head dissipates to a thin layer, though swirling revives it some. Lacing is decent - a few solid clumps & streaks.

Tart & sour aromas are noticeable off the rip. This pans out to a blend of fruit esters, though they're blurred & somewhat hard to distinguish. Notes of dark grapes, black raspberries, dark cherries, apple & over-ripe pear. Some dark sugars, it seems. Wisps of spice. Mild funkiness. Musty earthiness; the Zinfandel barrels help in that respect.

The taste upfront is a medley of tart fruit that sours around the edges. Dark fruits manifest early on, most notably grapes. Lighter fruits become distinguishable more toward the finish - over-ripe apple & hints of pear. Dark sugars & spice throughout. Musty overtones, though there isn't a lot of pronounced funk. Barrel-induced earthiness, too. Still, sourness is the most distinctive trait.

Full bodied with carbonation tending toward the low end of the spectrum. Smooth despite a touch of grittiness. Tartness lingers on the finish.

This definitely lends itself for sipping, especially to enjoy the nuances. I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone but I liked it quite a bit. Well worth the price of admission.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 01:35:48 | More by Ryan011235
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Brabant from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.