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Tart Side Of The Moon - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
88
very good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 214
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 61
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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AleWatcher

Illinois

2/5  rDev -49%

03-26-2013 23:38:18 | More by AleWatcher
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Honus1

Ohio

2.48/5  rDev -36.7%

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.

06-13-2013 23:17:51 | More by Honus1
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zach60614

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

03-08-2013 05:02:54 | More by zach60614
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

05-15-2013 14:57:05 | More by Gotti311
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

04-22-2013 05:57:26 | More by kscaldef
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Pillowburn

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

03-27-2013 02:29:43 | More by Pillowburn
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IPAFan521

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

05-21-2013 22:18:35 | More by IPAFan521
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Gtreid

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

06-15-2013 12:56:41 | More by Gtreid
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

12-15-2013 20:19:16 | More by Knapp85
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

2.94/5  rDev -25%

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.

07-12-2013 02:27:30 | More by taylor714914
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

05-19-2013 18:49:31 | More by largadeer
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-28-2013 21:29:30 | More by atone315
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DTown

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-21-2014 14:49:42 | More by DTown
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Ford

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-04-2013 03:34:47 | More by Ford
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-21-2013 13:40:16 | More by oldp0rt
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jbierling

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-04-2013 13:34:30 | More by jbierling
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Tyrus

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-28-2013 00:48:13 | More by Tyrus
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

03-19-2013 01:02:12 | More by Gonzoillini
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-04-2013 20:41:31 | More by kojevergas
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

12-15-2013 20:32:09 | More by millerbuffoon
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AaronBurr

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-27-2013 05:22:55 | More by AaronBurr
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-18-2013 23:53:59 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-10-2013 17:56:26 | More by TheRuss9585
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

02-07-2014 23:03:32 | More by vinny21bal
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Rope

Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -11%

Poured into Chimay chalice

Appearance-
Dark oil, definitely can't see through it. A thin tan head. Very pretty.

Smell-
Sour fruit up front, but quickly over powered by roasted coffee.

Taste-
I wish the taste followed the nose. The coffee taste still follows, but the sour fruit the dominating flavor. Interestingly, it reminds me a little bit of Stone's Vertical Epic 11-11-11 with a slight peppery taste at the end.

Mouthfeel-
Good thick coating, small bubbles.

Overall-
Very interesting beer, certainly unique, but I never need to try it again.

04-10-2013 04:34:32 | More by Rope
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Tart Side Of The Moon from Brewery Vivant
88 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.