Brabant - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by holden303:
4.22/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled February 10th 2009. No 1 in Avery's Barrel-Aged Series
A: Poured into a tulip glass Brabant pours pitch black with a finger of creamy tan head that coats the glass nicely.
S: Smells funky, has some wine notes with a bit of raisin as well.
T: Wow not quite what I expected, great sourness, good acidity, almost like a sour stout. Not as long of a finish as you often find with sours, could be due to the 2+ years on it.
M: Nice mouth-feel, doesn't coat the mouth as I'd have expected from the look of it.
O: Overall this is a great beer, glad I found it so long after it was released. I really enjoyed the complexity and as I'm drinking it I'm able to pick up a zinfandel (my favorite wine varietal) which I also am quite fond of.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2011 01:12:49 | More by holden303
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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.