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Le Mort Vivant - Southern Star Brewing Company

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.55% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: champ103 on 12-07-2011

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Ratings: 169 | Reviews: 43
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2.84/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Never had a biere de garde before.

Light head that dissipates quickly. Toasty-sweet smell. Not strong but evident. Not a lot of hops, but malty. I don't know what this style should taste like but the flavors seem a bit muted. I'm getting a feel for what I should be tasting but it's not really coming through. Mouthfeel is thin. I love everything else for Southern Star, but this one is a miss. Very drinkable, but it doesn't fit the style profile described.

Photo of facundoCNB
2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

a cloudy amber with a heavy layer of sediment that just seems to be hanging out on top of my glass. 2 fingers of detergent-like head causing some serious lacing. smells of malt, lager yeast.. basically this smells like yeungling... exactly like it. i have honestly never pinpointed anything down this exact. the taste is a bit funky.. almost like i hard boiled an egg and tried to drink it or someone tried to fart in my mouth. taste 2 is a bit of the same.. a subtle bitterness and a sour-ish malt profile but not sour enough to be a sour ale. just weird tasting. not really enjoying this. medium body but refreshing. moderate carbonation.

2.75 seems high for an overall. it tastes like the shit beer we drink here in nj.. you know, when we're 16. i'm a grown ass alcoholic now! c'mon! no really though, this is pretty awful... tastes pretty much like a "ok that's the best they had on tap at the dive, but i'd still rather drink rolling rocks in bottles"

Photo of stephens101
2.91/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours burnt orange with brown hues. A thin layer of tan froth fizzes and pops away quickly, but this means very little, so let's move along because the aroma is promising.

Smell is pleasant with notes of plum, wild berries, Belgian yeast, tea leaves and sugar. Tastes grainy with fruity notes (raspberry, plum) and tea. Nondescript and directionless. We're running out of time here folks.

Has a weak, watery body with an unappealing sourness at the end. If you're looking for redemption at this point you're not gonna find it.

Riding the fine line between drain pour and latent redemption that is never realized resides a beer that should probably throw in the towel before it finds itself falling off the ledge of no return for good.

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3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: orange brownish in color, cloudy, no head whatsoever, thin lacin on top.

S: faint aroma of caramel and malts.

T: flavor is very weak, nothing really stands out.

M: medium bodied and a refreshing malty background.

O: nothing to look for in here, next.

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into DFH Signature glass. Green Southern Star Seasonal can with a sticker indicating the type.

A - Pours a cloudy ruby-amber color with very little head. The laser etching in the bottom of the glass creates a whirlwind carbonation display on the surface.

S - Smells of plum, pear, and raisins. Belgian yeast contributes banana and biscuit aromas. No funk and the smell is probably closer to a typical dubbel than Biere de Garde.

T - Flavors are sweet and bready. Has a molasses character that I don't enjoy. Fruits are of the darker variety, especially plum. Pretty musty. Not my favorite.

M - Medium bodied with light-mid carbonation.

O - I didn't really like this one. Too sticky and sweet for the style with no real balance. Glad I tried it, but not disappointed I don't have it regularly available to me.

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3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy orange tinted ruby red with a finger of off-white head that fades into a wisp.

Strong fruity esters, some caramel malt along with a bready/cracker presence.

Starts off with some sweet caramel bready malts. Some fruity esters appear similar to the aroma. Finishes slightly spicy and sweet.

Medium and somewhat cloying mouthfeel with lowish carbonation.

Fairly bland. The sweetness dialed up a bit without anything to balance them out.

Photo of ONUMello
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy copper color with a generous 1.5 finger head
S: Lots of roasted malt, lots of sweetness and a hint of florals. I agree with NoLeafClover that it's very reminiscent of Belgian-styled aromas.
T: Quite malty, sweetness from both fruit & caramel. Not a ton of complexity.
M: Medium-bodied, light carbonation but a thin/short finish.
O: I think a little more hops could have brought a lot more to this. It goes down easy, but I would have enjoyed more complexity.

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Le Mort Vivant from Southern Star Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.