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Avery Barrel-Aged Series 1 - Brabant

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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 260   ABV: 8.65%
Brabant is a 8.65% abv dark unfiltered beer, fermented entirely with Brettanomyces and aged in Zinfandel barrels for nine months. 694 cases produced.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
Okay, I was leery of this because of my bad experience with Avery 15. Thankfully, this was much, much better. Poured murky brown with a rocky off-white head and moderate lacing. A pleasantly dank aroma of brett and red wine, maybe some brown sugar and plums in there, too. Smooth mouthfeel, more carbonated than expected, but still nice. Funky and sweet taste. Lots of brett funk, some cheese, but an equal amount of grape juice and tannins. Saw that it was aged in a zinfandel barrels. The fruity wine flavors do come out in the end and give it a tart, dry finish. It was much easier to drink and more pleasant than 15, but it did feel as if it was missing something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2015
12oz bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out a mahogany topped with a sand head. Nose is heavy barrel notes tartness funk some Brett and a pit fruit. Taste is more of the heavy barrel notes Brett sour funk and a nice sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3017) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, thank you to JohnGalt1 for bringing this, Iíve been wanting to try it for quite a while. Dark brown color with a thin ring of beige head, looks a lot like cola. Nose is mostly barrel and a bit vinous. Hints of the zin I guess. Taste is heavy barrel, lots of sour, and a little bit of sweetness. Lots of vinous notes, some brett. Complex. Thanks again Toby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2315) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
2009 bottle. Pours a brown with dark orange highlights and tan head. The smell is brett, oak, dark malt and fruit. The taste is roasted malt, oak, funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Smell is somewhat sour and malt. Taste is bittersweet, a slight bit of sourness, and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1753) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
12 oz bottle pour. Bottled in 2009. Much thanks to Tyler for sharing this. Pours a cola black with a short fizz head. Sour dark fruit and brett yeast aroma. Cherries too. Wild yeast flavor up front, and slightly tart, though it starts to sweeten up. Wine flavor from the barrel shows. Sweet cherry finish. Solid beer here. Unique, and seems to have aged very well. Hopefully Iíll run into this one again some day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (335) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle pour at home. Dark almost black pour, sour wine aroma. Slight barrel taste. Good beer. Love there barrel aged series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keir (181) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Nose is sour, malty. Taste is really not that sour, a bit sweet and malty. Good, but not what I expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Very woody, musty, quite tart, and a bit of a kind of bloodiness or dirtyness to it, like iron or something else metallic. Weird beer but actually not all that bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7872) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
pours porter-like, nice enticing aroma of brett, a little extra funk, roasted malt, and light berry-ish fruit, I assume from the wine barrels. Fairly mellow sour, but quite complex and pretty damn tasty. Would have liked to try this one...oh...3 years ago, but thisíll do :) Bottled 2/2009."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle (shared at hannontís house)... Poured darker, deep mahogany with a thin forming head. Nice barrel, wine-like notes without being too vinous. Some ashy, dark malt characters came in to balance the barrel and sourness going on here.

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