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Sour Batch #1 - Brewery Vivant

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Reviews: 1
Hads: 3
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: GRPunk on 06-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 3
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3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into a tulip glass.

A- Initially looked like a jet-black body, though it showed some dark brown at the edges. The head started at about 1/2-finger tan color that dropped to a slight foam at the perimeter. Really nice stick on the glass.

S- A combination of dark fruit and vinegar. It all combined to give a wood-aged wine-like aroma. Something of a rich red boardering on wine-vinegar. Not the most robust aroma, but pleasant all the same.

T- More winey notes in the flavor. Dark chocolate and vinegar combine with some definite woody notes. My description may not be doing it justice, as I did find it pretty complex. Very much a sour, without overdoing it.

M- Quite dry with moderate carbonation.

O- This is a really nice sipper. I took my time with the 10 oz. serving, though I could have had another. It maintains the characteristics of a sour without overwhelming. I could see this as a really good introduction to sours. I only have a few under my belt, and enjoyed this offering. (1,015 characters)

Sour Batch #1 from Brewery Vivant
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