Brabant - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by sarahspat:
3.68/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottled on February 10, 2009. Consumed June 17, 2009.
Pours pitch black with a mouse brown head, which is large but manageable. Good lacing. Little bit of retention.
The nose made up almost entirely of that nail polish remover quality that I picked up from Duchesse and Oro de Calabaza (the only two beers I've had that I can compare to this). It might sound bad, but it's actually quite appetizing. Also, some freshly cut grass. Some funk.
The aforementioned nail polish remover shows up on the palate as well. A barrage of sour, tart, funky, wood assaults the tongue immediately. The finish is strong, bitter burnt coffee grounds and not much else. The flavor, on the whole, is quite strong, but I can't pick out a whole lot of specific individual notes or qualities. It mostly comes across as anonymously sour. Funk is there, but it's not as forward or interesting as I would have hoped.
Creamy, soft mouthfeel. Medium-light body.
I have never had a beer quite like this; it's my first that's classified as a wild ale. However, I have a feeling that there are many better examples of the style out there. It's not particularly drinkable, complex or tasty, but it's alright.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2009 03:18:48 | More by sarahspat
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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.