Brabant | Avery Brewing Company

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3.84/5
Very Good
389 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.65%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-09-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
297
Ratings:
389
pDev:
13.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
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40
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Photo of Immortale25
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dusting off my reviewing pen to log this near 9-year-old beer

Poured into a Biere de Femme mini snifter. Label says Bottled Feb 10 2009.

A- Pours a mostly opaque dark brown color with nearly no head, just a small patch of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Sharp acidity and dark roasted malt. Has a bit of vinous, wine-like quality to it. A little musty. Not much oxidation which is surprising.

T- There's a big dose of Brett that I didn't catch in the aroma. More tart than sour. Some barrel character in there but it's pretty distant, probably due to the age of the beer. Also some roasted malt but, overall, there's just not a whole lot to it. A little of that red grape/wine essence starts to come through as it warms.

M- The little zing of tartness I got on the first sip was fleeting. As the drink progressed it just felt limp. Medium-low carbonation and a medium body.

O- Always interesting to try a beer whose age is nearing a decade. While I don't know what it was like when fresh, I can say my bottle is plenty drinkable at this point. However, there's not much depth of flavor. Just some Brett, malt and light tartness. Not an exciting experience but a good one nonetheless.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schmitter
4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rawfish
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a Belgian Dark Strong or a Quad, fluffy beige head but opaque cola body and very little lacing or head retention to speak of.

This is getting interesting from the start, prunes, black currant, oak, white wine, cork and a mustiness that reminds me of guest blankets or a seldom used linen closet.

To my shock this has lost all acidity, the oxidation is evident leaving a newspaper-y finish with hints of vinegar and soy. I could leave it at that and say it is terrible but there is alot more going on here. I feel like the sourness being peeled back allows the drinker to delve the nuances of barrel aged sours can be without the acidic distraction. There's licorice, and a fruitiness that is reminiscent of cherry cola, oak is evident, gentle wine tannins and Brett presence that has embraced the musty attic and leather funkiness.

The body is a little syrupy and sticky and the complex nature of this beer makes it way harder to put down than the typical sour where the acidity is refreshing and on blast.

This one is on the way down but I am really glad to have had the opportunity. The first in the Avery Barrel Aged series is a doozy but it also displays their brewing prowess and how much they have dialed it in with some of the releases now. I cannot in good conscious rate this as a top tier beer other than for the novelty of what it is. That being said if you have the opportunity to come across a beer like this (or any beer for that matter), try it, fuss over it, appreciate it for what it is because this is liquid art.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.41/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Brown beer, barely a head forms, extremely minimal. Didn't smell tart or sour, really reeked of alcohol.

Taste had acetic notes, vinegar, musty brown oud bruin kinda burton thing going on here, I immediately don't like it. A little wood and vinegar just won't go away. This was a bad beer, would not recommend.

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3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PacNWDad
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Brabant from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 389 ratings