Brabant - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by twiggamortis420:
4.68/5 rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pours a surprisingly very dark black with a thin layer of redwood colored head that fades to a thin collar quickly.
Smells ridiculously good. Rotting wood, strawberries, a bit of cigar tobacco, pinot noir wine, plums and maybe a hint of cardamom. Very complex and is a joy just to sniff for a while.
Tastes...tastes like I wish I had a few of these to lay down for a couple years or so. The woody brett character plays nicely with the sour fruitiness and flashes of sugary sweetness. Has a biting cola and fresh pine needle-esque hop presence that grabs at the tongue when swallowed. Brett character is readily identifiable but never goes over the top, not that I would mind if it did as I love the taste. Sour beer, as well brett fans should enjoy this complex brew that is well worth the price. I am glad I got to try this at the Saucer, but I am equally bummed I cannot get this at any of the stores here for aging.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2009 17:25:45 | More by twiggamortis420
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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.