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Brabant - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

364 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%


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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Reviews by grub:
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Viggo brought this one over. thanks eric!

12oz bottle topped with gold foil. sampled feb 4/2011.

pours deep brown with a small cap of light brown head. drops fairly fast but leaves a bunch of lace.

aroma is okay. really buttery. lactic sourness. lemon. cider and malt vinegar. horse blanket and leather. slightly prickly alcohol. bit of dark chocolate. whole wheat bread. cracker. bit of grain.

taste is meh. malt vinegar. bit of dark chocolate. buttery burnt whole wheat bread. leather. bit of tobacco. light horse blanket. dirt. feet. rotted wood. alcohol. slightly sloventy. low bitterness level. this one seems to get worse with each sip.

mouthfeel is good. medium-light body. medium-low carbonation level. fairly dry finish.

drinkability is okay. the alcohol is present. the sourness/acidity is restrained, but there's a whole lot of "what the fuck" and less desirable traits. not even sure i'll finish my half of the bottle...

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 00:25:55 | More by grub
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Brabant from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.