Trebuchet Double IPA - Brewery Vivant
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Reviews by SupaCelt:
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
Pours a hazy copper with a small, sticky, tan head of short duration. Sticky splatters of lacing adorn my Monk chalice as the beer is consumed with glee.
The nose has a very enjoyable fruity aroma. It is something sweet and seemingly tropical in nature which is most likely a result of the candi sugar mixing with the hop bouquet to create a sort of candied grapefruit effect that is definitely reminiscent of mango which the beer menu lists as a descriptor. The Belgian yeast is barely noticeable. Some herbal notes float in the air as well. The delicious smells from the kitchen cause some difficulty in dissecting the components of the nose, but this is definitely unique and enjoyable to smell.
The taste goes into a pronounced dryness quite rapidly when this beer is at its coldest. The earthy flavors and bitterness as well as the chalky yeast tones shine through and the sweet fruitiness of the nose is fleeting but very pleasant while present. As the beer warms the nuances in flavor really shine and the sweeter flavors flourish. This beer is quite delicious.
The mouthfeel is medium. Seems to hold an illusiom of being lighter than it is once the pronounced hop dryness and bitterness suck the palate dry.
Overall, this gets some love. I have to say that I notice that BV perhaps serves some of their beers a bit too cold off the tap. Things often start out really bland and just explode into beauty by the end. This is always expected, but a few degrees warmer would do them justice on brews like this one. It seems to take an undue amount of time for the beer to make you fall in love. Some selections can afford to be served more cold, but most of these nuanced selection need less cold. Just my opinion nobody needs, but first impressions are everything. This beer didnt become phenomenal until it was half gone and much more warm. It was served at about a 3.0 star flavor and finished at 4.0 stars. The most important thing is, it became phenomenal. Bravo...
04-02-2012 00:17:54 | More by SupaCelt
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -7.1%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):
LOOK: Sturdy head, hazed brassy amber
SMELL: Dank hops, hemp seed oil, minty resin, orangey, clean estery alcohol, herbal, nutty, pineapple, mango, toasted grain
TASTE: Creamy, full bodied, very bitter, very herbal, marmalade, fallen apples, phenolic, walnut husk, very warming alcohol, peppercorn, banana skins, toasted crackers; never-ending hoppy, drying finish
It is a hard slap in the mouth, but our palates ask for more. The brewer clearly put little to no restraints on this ale, and we’re glad they didn’t. Clearly more American than Belgian, but it’s great to have the that house yeast edge to set it apart from most of the intensely hopped DIPAs out there.
09-09-2013 15:51:42 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.7/5 rDev +14.9%
this is an amzing beer from vivant.this will be known in the ipa field for years to come.i will say this is the best beer ive had from vivant and will say it is one of the best ipas ive ever had.the smell is so pleasant i couldnt wait to drink it.the taste is so smooth that it is hard to believe its 9.3% abv.its limited so be sure to find it and try before it disappears.i hope vivant keeps this the same for years to come.
07-26-2013 05:46:42 | More by Beerbud
3.3/5 rDev -19.3%
Thanks to SurlytheDuff for this one. 16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.
Pours a 2.5 finger frothy, cream colored head with good retention. Beer is a clear mahogany. Lacing is thick and layered with good stick. A pretty good looking brew!
Nose is citrus, cane sugar, clove with a bit of soapiness. Tropical fruit too. On point and moderately aromatic.
Opens citrus, Belgian yeast, papaya and clove. Some coriander with a bit of pepperiness in the middle. More tropical fruit and dank hop bitterness. End is citrus, cane sugar and a sap hop bitterness. Finishes spicy, sweet, and hoppy. This tastes exactly as I would think... but its not very good.
Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a touch of bubbles in the mouth and goes down lively. Finishes messy with a lingering, sticky, dry aftertaste. Decent.
A decent beer but the flavors just don't work here. The Belgian yeast clashes with the citrus, and sap hop profile. Definitely to style, but it's just not very good.
08-12-2013 02:05:55 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
Another beer courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. The crack resulted in some beer squirting out and hitting me in the forehead. Settled in the glass with a caramel/orange color and about 1.5 inches of head. Smell had lots of hops, tropical fruits. Taste is hops, grapefruit, some malts, tropical fruits, alcohol is very well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer worth seeking out.
12-17-2013 01:15:55 | More by tone77
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
One Pint can
Served in a tulip glass
A - It is amber colored and clear. The pour yielded about three inches of off-white to beige head.
S - I some some citrus aromas and some floral aromas.
T - The taste has a lot of citrus. The bitterness on the finish is lacking from what I am used to. I also taste a little malt and some spices characteristic of Belgian yeast.
M - Medium
O - This is a very well done IPA. It is loaded with citrus flavors without the bitterness. It drinks pretty easy for a 9.7% ABV.
07-13-2013 22:16:43 | More by buschbeer
Trebuchet Double IPA from Brewery Vivant
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