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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 1 - Brabant

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 260   ABV: 8.65%
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Brabant is a 8.65% abv dark unfiltered beer, fermented entirely with Brettanomyces and aged in Zinfandel barrels for nine months. 694 cases produced.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish-brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, brett, tart/sour cherries and wood. Great sour flavor with notes of brett, cherries, wood and roasted malts. Sour finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle from portableparty...Thanks! Pour is a clear dark black, with quickly diminishing cola head that leaves only a skim and a ring, with ok lacing. Aroma is tart, with a bit of dark malt character, some cherries, grape skins, wood. Nice. Taste is a bit muddled, with a slight bit of roasty malt on the front, moving to light tartness, some nice astringent grape skins. Brett funk finish, with a slightly plastic character. Some boozy heat too, which is slightly surprising. Overall, I liked this beer. I think it might have been better a bit younger, but would the brett have been present then?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle thanks to portableparty! Dark black pour, a little ring of carbonation and a slightly sour red wine aroma. Light, effervescent, lively body, flavors of funky red wine, red grape peels and slightly boozy on the finish. Decent beer, worth a try if you can still find a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle to snifter. Pretty stoked to see this on the shelf at my local store! Pours dark brown with a soapy kahki head that dissipates to a whispy film and tight collar. Aroma is pure funk and wet wine corks with hints of sourness and white grapes that have spoiled. Taste is really funky, but pleasent at the same time, I get wood, wine, corks, and rotten grapes with a sour bitterness throughout. The sourness is definitly on the back end of this compared to other sours, but the funk is strong. Palate is medium and slick with a subtle fizz and ends dry. Really glad I got to try this one, definitly worth trying!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
A deep dark brown sour ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, a superb molassy anf grassy sour mash, with white grapeskins, Orval Brett, cork and pepper and alcohol warmth. In mouth, a smooth yet sour dark malt with dark fruits, molasses, soysauce, fruity acidity, warming and nice. Tasted with Probstk. Bottle from Federal Wine in Boston, approx. a year old.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1112) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours pretty much black with a yellowy off-white head. Tart, funky aroma, vinegary with barrel notes, red fruits, and dark fruits. First thing that strikes me in the flavor after a quick tart note is a nutty, earthy flavor, moving into red grape and cocoa, oak, still with a general tartness and dry bretty funk. This is pretty good, but it feels like it could stand to be less restrained. The flavors are overall a bit too mellow, at least after two and a half years in the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
(bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, sampled 7/5/10). Dark amber color. Medium off white head. Moderate brett aroma with light sourness. Flavor of the same, with light wine character. Long duration. Dry finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Dark murky color with very little head. Slight sour cherry aroma with faint hints of oak. Flavor is slightly sour and tart but nothing over the top. A sort of "middle of the road" type sour but still very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16697) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a fruity malty sour tart aroma. Fruity sour tart woody flavor with bitter hints. Has a fruity malty sour tart woody finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Pours murky brown with a medium tan head. Smells of cherries and red wine. Tastes almost more like a zinfandel aged in beer barrels than the reverse. Wish I’d been eating a steak with it.


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