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Solitude - Brewery Vivant

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.6%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: david131 on 05-11-2011)
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Reviews by LiquidBread219:
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LiquidBread219

Indiana

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= Pours a nice walnut colored brown with some ruby colored red in there also, Thin Tan head that disappears rather quickly but leaves some spotty lacing.

S= I thought the nose of this beer was really good picked up on some raisins and spice in the backbone of this beer The beer was kind of smelled like bread up front.

T= Taste up front you get that bread taste and at the back of this beer is the raisins, spice and a touch of brown sugar.

M= Medium bodied, Good carbonation.

O= Overall, This beer from Brewery Vivant is a lot better than some of the other beers that I've had from them I would say this is one of there top ones worth a try if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 19:33:51 | More by LiquidBread219
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A: Dark brown with a ruby tinge (mahogany), almost no carbonation, filtered and semi-opaque, huge beige head fades relatively fast to a finger.

S: Belgian yeasts, raisins, cherries, dark fruits, prunes, light smokiness, sweet and earthy.

T: Cherries, Belgian yeasts, raisins, dark fruits, earthy, much like a dubbel. Reminds me of Leffe’s Vielle Cuvee.

M: Medium somewhat weighty body, but smooth and clean finish, medium carbonation.

O: Very balanced, very well crafted beer. Got at Oppermans in Saginaw, drank June 2nd, 2014 in Uxbridge. Very well crafted beer

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A: pours a deep hazy, cranberry brown color with a short ta head with small splotches of lace.

S: Smells of cherries, wheat, yeast, malts, sugars, hops

T: Sweet, mellow flavor, a bit dry. tastes of yeast, wheat, grains, cherries, malts, sugars, yeast followed through with a slightly bitter hop fiish.

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Solitude from Brewery Vivant
82 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.