Tart Side Of The Moon - Brewery Vivant
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Reviews by kawilliams81:
4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16 oz can into a La Chouffe tulip.
A- pours like motor oil with a 2" dark cola head. Big waves of lacing remain on the glass.
S- dark fruits, some funk, big chocolate notes
T- it's like bramble without the bourbon. Huge chocolate, slightly sour raspberries and blackberries, some roast and molasses.
M- medium body and carbonation. Abv hidden very well, creamy and smooth.
O- 3/10 sourness. very enjoyable beer. Wouldn't call it a sour at all, more of a RIS with dark fruits.
Serving type: can
05-04-2013 19:13:02 | More by kawilliams81
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to a good Michigan guy, tectactoe, for a can of this, a first for me: wild ale, canned, tallboy. What's the world coming to?
The pour is unexpectedly dark brown, rubbing up against black. The nose issues forth another surprise as loads of baker's cocoa clings to the nostrils, with just a touch of coffee/roast. Not much going on, but who objects to roasty chocolate? I'd eat it for lunch & dinner if I could.
Tart Side of the Moon comes at this whole wild thing sideways & backwards. Chocolate is still on top, but barely, as a subtle funk tries to undermine the bitter bakery goodness. Tartness sears the sweetness out of the chocolate in an interesting way, leaving behind a sweet sourness. Brushes of residual sweet sugars, roast, & dark fruit, if one pulls away the curtain, but these just add depth, & do little to dissuade the two tastes wrestling for dominance. I find myself reaching for the glass often, puzzled & pleased.
Confession time: I've let this languish in the fridge because I thought it was going to suck. Well, color me beet wrong. Applauding the unique effort, because this is a very good beer.
Serving type: can
11-23-2013 04:01:52 | More by maximum12
Tart Side Of The Moon from Brewery Vivant
88 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.