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Tart Side Of The Moon - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
87
very good

314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 68
Gots: 38 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jmunsters on 03-06-2013

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Photo of Rifugium
1.66/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a can into an Else Wear stem glass.

Dark brown-black pour, looked almost like a stout. Ample head, good retention. Funky, syrupy fruit in the nose, acetic. Blehh...taste was pretty bad, an oxidized mess, dark coffee roastiness, stale fruits, vinegar, used tea bags, medicine, wet cardboard. Massively off, and no tartness whatsoever. Tasted like a bad fruit beer mixed with a bad porter. No real comment to make on the mouthfeel, other than "undrinkable." I'm just glad this was a small sample.

Photo of AleWatcher
2/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of Honus1
2.47/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

OK, I love sours, I love stouts! I love sour stouts! This is not good.

Nose is sour grapes and dark fruit

Look and mouthfeel are appropriate for the style, dark, opaque, flat, no lacing

Taste is boozy on the front, sour balsamic vinegar in the middle, moving to dark fruit and then a terrible, terrible lingering aftertaste of astringent malt

Better when warm, I honestly have it a fighting chance, ferociously bad when cold.

I may spill this on purpose.

Photo of zach60614
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Gotti311
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Pillowburn
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of dheldman
2.53/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pretty muted for what I was expecting. Just not very impressive as far as sour black ales go.

Photo of IPAFan521
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of Gtreid
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of Knapp85
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of IrishColonial
2.92/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of taylor714914
2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Perfect beer to pair with Asian food. Why? Because it's straight soy sauce.

Appearance was almost stout like with a thin layer of head on top.
Smell was of faint tart funk and malt.
Taste was odd. Somewhere between a black ipa, a stout, and the funky aromas and esters of a farmhouse ale. Flavors moved between bitter black malt, noble hops, a touch of sweetness, a bit of tartness, and some roasted malts too.

Mouthfeel was heavy, syrupy, and not nearly dry enough for a Saison.

I Was really stoked to try this, but it didn't end up being anything I'd like to revisit soon.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.02/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer looked fine, but the smell and flavor weren't appealing to me at all.

Photo of johnklotter
3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Balanced for 9.8%, but dry and hard to drink, alcohol on nose, good texture

Photo of Tyrus
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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Tart Side Of The Moon from Brewery Vivant
87 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.