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Tart Side Of The Moon - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
88
very good

213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 62
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jmunsters on 03-06-2013)
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California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

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Washington

5/5  rDev +27.6%

08-22-2013 17:13:44 | More by SGToliver
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jmunsters

Michigan

4.79/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours from the 16oz can black with a thin head that removes itself quickly with little lacing. Smells of tart cherry, roasted coffee and unripe berries. Carbonation is moderate and the brew is a bit thick with a hint of alcohol.

Taste is tart cherry, roasted dark chocolate, coffee and green berries. Leaves the mouth a bit dry after, but the higher ABV is hidden well behind it all. A hint of brett gives a little funky farmhouse to the nose. The dryness almost feels like very fine cocoa dust left on your tongue which could be good or bad to a person. I down rated mouthfeel because of this personally.

Overall I was pretty hesitant paying $4.50 a pint for what was a mishap, but this was an awesome accident. This is going to stick as a favorite and I hope they choose to try for this again.

Serving type: can

03-06-2013 19:16:29 | More by jmunsters
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Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

03-29-2013 14:56:14 | More by MADPolo
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Festigio

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

03-11-2013 22:23:19 | More by Festigio
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hopazoid

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-22-2013 01:47:26 | More by hopazoid
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bradner

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

06-11-2013 01:38:19 | More by bradner
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

03-27-2013 12:39:59 | More by Sludgeman
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can poured into snifter

A - Pours a deep black with a slight reddish hue when held to the light. Minimal carbonation, which is surprising for a "sour stout". Looks like a basic RIS.

S - The smell is very interesting. Versus other sour stouts I've had, the stout is very apparent in the nose. Smells more like a fruited stout, with hints of roast, coffee, cherries and raspberries. Smells very good.

T - Excellent. Well integrated stout roast with what tastes more like raspberries and blackberries then sour funk. A little sweet, a little sour, and a little bitter. On the back, some coffee bitterness washes away what sour there was and leaves a sweet aftertaste.

M - Can't find the 9.8% anywhere in this. Extremely drinkable. Almost refreshing for a stout. Not too thick and not too thin for the taste. It's quite juicy.

O - I am completely wowed by this one. Similarities to Lindley Park (although a bit more tart) and Raspberry truffle abduction (each flavor is much more integrated in this). This is definitely not a "sour stout" in flavor. It's more like a mimicked fruited stout. I hope this doesn't stay a one-off.

Serving type: can

05-07-2013 18:36:43 | More by Hugonaut13
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PincheNorteno

Michigan

4.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My frame of reference here is Jolly Pumpkin's dark dawn stout , plus a lot of stout drinking in my years. Tart side is in a class of its own. Intense dark chocolate and cherry flavors, toasty malt with burnt candy sugar and an odd hop presence that reminded me of black olives. This was a pleasant surprise, it pours relatively flat and has a cherry red hue at the edge of the glass. The mouthfeel is not too syrupy, with a little bit of life to it that is absent from most heavier stouts. Hats off to vivant for releasing this unique brew.

Serving type: can

06-01-2013 16:47:32 | More by PincheNorteno
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rolandboy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-14-2013 23:21:51 | More by rolandboy
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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mzeld

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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bepps

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-16-2013 18:41:41 | More by bepps
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teledeluxe

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-02-2013 17:32:33 | More by teledeluxe
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-09-2013 15:01:06 | More by ROBSTARR
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Type: 16 oz can
Glass: Goblet
From: Plum Market in Ann Arbor
Price: $15

Appearance: pours a little motor oilish. dark brown almost black but with a hint of red. a small tan head that fades quickly and leaves nothing behind. good looking big beer

Smell: smoky malts, a touch of fruit.

Taste: Sour, cherries, slight coffee/roasted malts, bitter chocolate. very complex, very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter, slightly creamy, not as heavy as expected

Overall: This is an interesting beer. but i really like it. I like the bitterness being balanced by the sour, its an interesting take and turns out well. really glad i stumbled on this one. Loving Vivant and hope they keep up their interesting and unique Belgian beers. Definitely try some if you can find it

Serving type: can

03-16-2013 18:21:56 | More by SportsandJorts
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Kentucky

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-19-2013 16:41:46 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Tart Side Of The Moon from Brewery Vivant
88 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.