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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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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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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-15-2013 20:23:07 | More by jzeilinger
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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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teledeluxe

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-02-2013 17:32:33 | More by teledeluxe
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maximum12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

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.

11-23-2013 04:01:52 | More by maximum12
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-10-2013 14:22:58 | More by DaveHack
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-06-2013 03:58:35 | More by auroracrisis
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JVB

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-29-2013 21:48:07 | More by JVB
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-25-2013 03:05:32 | More by MSandahl23
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LanceRobbins24

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

10-24-2013 04:24:15 | More by LanceRobbins24
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BrewtalHonesty

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2%

10-22-2013 19:33:03 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

10-21-2013 15:06:17 | More by FrankHammer
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2%

10-20-2013 19:53:55 | More by alysmith4
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superspak

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

16 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger foamy dark tan head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing. No glass lacing, and some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, green apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, clove, light vinegar, funk, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of sour cherry, raspberry, green apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, clove, toast, light pepper, light vinegar, funk, and roasted/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, cherry, apple, raisin, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, clove, light vinegar, funk, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of roasted/dark malt and moderate tart fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian stout! All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

10-01-2013 04:45:59 | More by superspak
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buddha5050

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

09-29-2013 05:04:23 | More by buddha5050
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L3MI

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

09-25-2013 22:35:27 | More by L3MI
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downeyj4

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-20-2013 18:39:38 | More by downeyj4
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

09-15-2013 02:09:28 | More by jschott75
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Pat316

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-03-2013 14:17:30 | More by Pat316
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

08-31-2013 22:18:53 | More by tommy5
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

08-31-2013 15:14:57 | More by Flabbyjandro
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SGToliver

Washington

5/5  rDev +27.6%

08-22-2013 17:13:44 | More by SGToliver
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bcm75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-16-2013 23:51:38 | More by bcm75
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JamesZ

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

08-10-2013 02:10:22 | More by JamesZ
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-30-2013 17:15:04 | More by warnerry
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atone315

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-28-2013 21:29:30 | More by atone315
Tart Side Of The Moon from Brewery Vivant
88 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.