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Solitude (Abbey Ale: Belgian Amber Ale) - Brewery Vivant

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Solitude (Abbey Ale: Belgian Amber Ale)Solitude (Abbey Ale: Belgian Amber Ale)

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 01-26-2011)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-08-2013 02:28:17 | More by Sammy
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the brewpub

A - Very dark brown/amber colour. Almost opaque. A small film of cream coloured head formed on the pour.

S - Caramel, molasses, and brown sugar. Fairly sweet overall nose.

T - Sweet up front with dark caramel, toffee, brown sugar and molasses. A decent alcohol presence cuts through the sweetness a little bit.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2012 20:47:56 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-28-2014 21:35:54 | More by tommy5
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-17-2011 03:41:43 | More by tclapper
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zonker17

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

04-02-2012 01:03:50 | More by zonker17
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A huge thanks to Kevin (kzoobrew) for this beer. Cheers buddy!

Appearance – Pours from a can into a tulip. Held up to the light there is a hazelnut brown color. About two fingers of head is achieved with a slow pour that dissipate quickly but leaves nice lacing.

Smell – Bananas, clove, Belgian yeast, hops, and…well that’s about it.

Taste – Quite a bit of roasted malt which is almost immediately encapsulated by banana and clove. Very little hop profile but tons of yeast. Quite sweet.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, decent amount of carbonation.

Overall – Too much Belgian yeast. Relatively quaffable, but as stated a bit too prominent on the yeast.

Serving type: can

08-29-2011 02:23:01 | More by SpdKilz
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-11-2012 19:03:02 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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jschott75

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-15-2013 02:10:30 | More by jschott75
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-10-2012 15:57:19 | More by amishbooze
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denimdemon

Indiana

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-15-2012 01:11:44 | More by denimdemon
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MadScientist

New York

3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This pours a deep amber with excellent clarity with a finger of light tan head that has compact bubbles and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: Malty and fruit with some caramel and pear aromas. There is a low spiciness a touch of dill but overall a lot clean than most Belgians. There is a low sourness to the aroma.

T: Moderate malt, moderately-high hops bitterness and light fruitiness dominate the flavor. A moderately-low citrus and spicy hops flavor. There is some pear and raisins along with a low coriander-like sourness. The balance is on the bitterness. A light spiciness blends with the bitterness in the aftertaste following a dry finish. The spice becomes more clove-like as it warms.

M: This beer has a medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation and a slight creaminess.

O: Sort of a Belgian styled American Amber that comes together very well and goes down pretty easy. I could enjoy a few of these in a sitting.

Serving type: can

08-10-2012 01:52:53 | More by MadScientist
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CesarLopes

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-30-2013 01:45:47 | More by CesarLopes
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Lynn

Ohio

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-08-2012 18:31:09 | More by Lynn
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-11-2014 15:59:01 | More by ROBSTARR
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-19-2013 00:14:18 | More by Azpittil57
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little_star

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-09-2014 00:55:30 | More by little_star
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - a rich mahogany that poured with a creamy half inch head.

T- A nice malty flavor to start, but too much of a bitter element to finish.

M - Medium bodied start, but a heavy bitter finish.

O - This would be much smoother and enjoyable if it had less of the bitters. It will be interesting to see if this relatively new brewery tunes up the recipe or not. I would try this again.

Serving type: can

12-15-2011 01:42:44 | More by andrewjraab
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-01-2014 01:28:24 | More by hotsudge
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rolandboy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-14-2013 23:23:23 | More by rolandboy
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jale

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a becher glass.

A: Pours a dark mahogany with two fingers of head.

S: Belgian yeast in here. banana , clove and sweet malt.

T: Lots of malt up front. A little caramel and maybe some pear. Almost no hop flavor.

M: Great carbonation. Medium body.

D: Would drink another

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2011 00:04:58 | More by jale
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-12-2014 21:25:44 | More by mvanwoerm
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Desimoaj


3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-17-2014 13:47:31 | More by Desimoaj
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smalenberg

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-15-2012 01:51:19 | More by smalenberg
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MallyOMight

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-20-2013 23:45:54 | More by MallyOMight
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Sirvis

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-28-2012 05:59:26 | More by Sirvis
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Solitude (Abbey Ale: Belgian Amber Ale) from Brewery Vivant
80 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.